Monday, April 18, 2011

In Lieu of Southern Accents: This Charleston Home

I should have titled this post In Lieu of Taxes...as instead of completing my tax return I've been searching Charleston homes. However, it was very exciting to come across this home for sale and to recognize the kitchen that appeared in Southern Accents Nov/Dec 2004. I've always loved this space and have included it in posts about fireplaces in kitchens.
Does anyone know who the designer is? Update: Thanks to Midwest Snob and Kansas Farmhouse for letting me know the Southern Accents issue date and that the designers are husband and wife architects Mark and Melissa Marescu.
Would love to write more about my thoughts on this beautiful home but my taxes await...



To see more of this home, including the gardens, go here. (All images via Carriage Properties)

25 comments:

Helen Young said...

Fabulous house! Do you think it could be Amelia Handegan, or maybe it's not finished enough to be hers. Similar though. I love Charleston houses!

The Down East Dilettante said...

Couldn't be more to my taste if I'd done it myself (although better than if I had)

Stitchfork said...

Looking at beautiful Charleston homes beats taxes any day - hands down!
xo Cathy

pve design said...

Oh, how elegant. I love the black lamp shades and I too have been finding lots of distraction of lieu of taxes. It does seem much more interesting.
pve

A Perfect Gray said...

the kitchen pleasantly surprised me as less-traditional in an other-wise traditional-style home. and love those black painted interior doors...a lot of wonderful touches in this place...

and, as a tax widow, I say 'yay' for the end of tax season

Midwest Snob said...

This house was featured in the November/December 2004 issue and was designed by the husband and wife architects Mark and Melissa Maresca as their personal residence.

kansasfarmhouse said...

I posted a picture of this kitchen on my blog some time ago and had been thinking about it recently. I was so drawn to this kitchen that I was dying to see the rest of the house. The only other picture I could come up with was of the master bedroom. Thank you so much for this post. The rest of the house is just as fantastic as the kitchen. This home was designed by Mark and Melissa Maresca. I believe this is their personal home.

In "real life" I'm a CPA so I feel your pain!

meenal bishnoi said...

What a beautiful home..the kitchen is fabulous..so much character..and is that a palampore that i spot behind the bed?
lovely post despite your other pressing matters..kudos to you..have a great day..do visit my blog to answer a simple question today! xx meenal

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Finish the taxes...then you can put it out of your head for a year and move on to much more satisfying things.
Best,
Susan

pretty pink tulips said...

I am always drawn to Charleston homes. I think the distinct architecture style combined with a European/Southern interior is just so......unique.

Off to check out the rest of the house!

Al said...

The arched doorways are splendid! The interiors are styled beautifully too.

SHERRY HART said...

That house could be in a magazine today. So classic and the black doors....! Makes me want them all the more.....

John J. Tackett said...

It is curious that the window sash are painted dark on the interior but light on the exterior. But a charming house inside and out. With the prices of real estate in a slump around most of the country, it is interesting to see that the market is quite strong in historic Charleston. __ The Devoted Classicist, http://tdclassicist.blogspot.com

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Love how the rooms relate to each other. The dark ceiling in the kitchen is fabulous. Okay, the kitchen is fabulous.

designchic said...

What a beautiful Charleston home. Love the architecture and the kitchen is wonderful!!

Party Resources said...

This is SO much better than taxes! Love it!

Lila said...

Wow. I'm in love with this style of home. It's great to see a little masculine flair to such a magnificent home!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Bianca said...

Thank you and more, please! I've been in withdrawal ever since they stopped publication of Southern Accents. What were they? Crazy?
Surely, someone could resusitate it?

B

A.J.Barnes said...

I love this house! But, then again I would! And Charleston...can you say retirement someday!

www.ajbarnesonline.blogspot.com

Alison Duffy said...

I always adored that kitchen! Lovely post.

Bianca said...

Does anyone know whether that is dark brown or black paint in the front hall, kitchen ceiling and the upstairs drawing room in the last picture?

B

D. Bryant Archie said...

Such a wonderful home. Love the tones, hues and just the right balance of furniture and textiles...just feels so good.

Cote de Texas said...

omg i LOVE LOVE LOVE this! it's so undecorated, that's why i love it i think, plus the house is stunning. i wish...i wish..!!!!

Jennifer said...

have always looooved this! fun to get a new look.

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