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Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse

Situated on a tree-lined block of Wentworth Street in the heart of Harleston Village, the James Sanders House celebrates modern preservation with a graceful composition of past and present. Raised by its namesake mason in 1851, the three-story Charleston single house maintains original heart-pine foors, lead-glass windows, marble freplace surrounds, and ribbon moulding. A 2015 renovation renewed the stuccoed brick property with contemporary comforts, including an updated kitchen and saline pool, balancing its 19th-century foundation with 21st-century style. Last spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) teamed up with 14 designers and artisans to reveal its 39th Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse during a month of tours beneftting the symphony orchestra as well as CSOL® education and scholarship programs. Take a look inside this dramatic old-meets-new estate

Near the union of Hasell and Anson streets stands the St. Johannes Lutheran Church parsonage, a blush-colored dwelling that’s finding new life as an overnight wedding venue. Since its construction in 1842, this Italianate-influenced residence has withstood good times and bad, surviving natural disasters, war, and neglect. Forty-five years ago, the newly restored building at 50 Hasell Street debuted on Historic Charleston Foundation’s Ansonborough tour. And this spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) unveiled its 38th Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse during a month of tours to benefit the symphony orchestra as well as CSOL® education and scholarship programs. In a stunning transformation, 15 designers married the house’s 19th-century charm with 21st-century design in 13 rooms, plus the courtyard. Take a peek!

If you’ve roamed the streets around Colonial Lake, you’re sure to know the graceful antebellum home at 67 Rutledge Avenue, painted pink and boasting a broad front porch with Moorish arches framed in latticework. This spring, you may even have noticed that the porch was dressed with inviting new furnishings and that a sign out front proclaimed the 1852 residence as the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.’s (CSOL®) 37th annual Designer Showhouse. Seventeen interior designers donated their time to transform 12 rooms for a month of tours that raised funds for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as well as CSOL® educational and outreach programs. Here, take a peek at the rooms through the designers’ eyes

Showhouse opens March 17: Before & After photos and Charleston Home Picks