The Sword Gate House in Charleston

I need this house.  Actually, not really.  I prefer something a little smaller and cozier, but, I mean, say I inherited it from a rich southern aunt I didn't know I had, I wouldn't turn around and sell it.  Instead I would move in, buy lots of pretty dresses to wear in the house (it feels like a dressier, no jorts kind of house) and invite lots of people to come stay with me and play antebellum tea party. 

Anyway, when I stumbled upon the listing for the historic Sword Gate House in Downtown Charleston, I felt it my duty to share some of it with y'all.  It's a lot of house(s) that has been beautifully restored by it's current owners who bought the property in separate pieces to bring it back to one estate.  It's real fancy y'all.

 



That's really only just a small part of this pretty magnificent estate.  The bedrooms alone are so gorgeous.  This is the kind of thing I hope to see when I peek in the windows of people's houses. You can see so much more of this house on the Sotheby's web site here

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  2. Chillllllllls! You must write a book (it will be a bestseller) and then this will be all yours. I will come visit you in a pretty dress and bring you lemonade and cookies!

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  3. Be still, my heart!!!!!!!! Gorgeous. I love love love the red toile bedroom.

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  4. Soooo beautiful!! It looks like you and your precious hubby had a super fun time! Thank you for letting us live vicariously through your travels! :)

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  5. OMG. LOOOOVE IT! Its so "Charleston"...love the old world yet coziness of it. Tres elegant, happy you had fun!

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  6. Gorgeous!!! Such a beautiful city full of amazing homes & gardens...love to visit Charleston!
    blessings,
    Cindy

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