Southern Charm, Season Premiere | The Charleston Houses 2018
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Two brand new projects begin in Charleston, South Carolina. Kevin, Richard, and Tommy tour the historic city in a horse-drawn carriage.
Kevin meets the homeowners of the 1840’s Single House.
Scott and Kathleen have lived in the suburbs for over 20 years and decided to move closer into the city because of its attractiveness and walkability. While touring the floors of the house, they discuss possible changes such as exposing the brick walls and reconfiguring some rooms.
Tommy meets builder Mark at the brick kitchen house – a separate building once used for cooking and laundry by slaves. Mark shows Tommy the challenges in restoring the space.
Then Kevin and Tommy drive to the next project to meet the homeowners of another historic home. The wooden two-story house, which has been in the same family for a long time, has been abandoned for over a decade. Homeowner Judith acquired it and plans to restore it back to the beauty that she remembers. She shares her fond childhood memories as she and her wife Julia give Tommy a tour of the first and second floors.
Improvements to be made include straightening the house, opening a wall to create a new kitchen, and adding a back porch.
Outside, Kevin and Richard talk about the challenges of houses that sit low to the ground and have no basement.