It’s no secret that Charleston, South Carolina, is fast-becoming one of the world’s most popular cities. The Holy City continues to top lists across the globe as one of the best places to live, and recent forecasts project the housing market in Charleston to be among the top ten in the U.S. for the next several years.
Not bad for a city of only about 150,000 residents.
High demand means that supply will need to follow suit, and thus, developers are responding promptly with many new developments going up all over the city.
Thanks to developers like East West Real Estate, luxury residences throughout Charleston are now readily available with more options than ever, ranging in price, size and amenities.
Regardless of square footage or price tag, these news residences all aim to capture what folks from all around come to Charleston to find—that Lowcountry charm.
71 Wentworth in Harleston Village
Located at the corner of Wentworth and King Street in Harleston Village, 71 Wentworth is a microcosm of Charleston itself—where history, charm and tradition meet the modern world.
Designed in the late 19th century by Charleston architect John Henry Devereux, this luxury condominium was originally a grand Masonic Lodge built in the Tudor Gothic Revival style. During the 20th century, the building was used for various purposes, including retail, offices and performance spaces.
Then in 2019, the Charleston landmark was acquired by East West Partners and plans for a complete restoration began with aims to create unique residences that both calm and excite.
Though the renovations are extensive, many desirable characteristics of the building’s gothic origins remain—vast cathedral ceilings, grand arched windows and exposed antique brick.
Contemporary additions—such as open floor plans, state-of-the-art amenities and bespoke finishes and fixtures—provide modern stylings and comforts while never clashing with the traditional features that make these homes so elegant and stunning.
All of the 12 residences of the iconic building sold quickly, even before completing the renovation.
The Cape on Kiawah
The barrier islands off the Atlantic Coast just southwest of Charleston are home to some of the most pristine landscapes in the whole state.
One such island, Kiawah, is particularly distinguished, thanks to the balance of untouched natural beauty and world-class real estate, golf courses and resorts.
The Cape on Kiawah is the perfect example of this harmonious combination of development and nature’s splendor.
Comprised of 14 acres, the Cape offers spacious oceanfront condos and penthouses that come in two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans.
Amenities are plentiful at the Cape, with some residences offering wraparound terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views and large sliding doors that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor.
All residents will have access to the Cape Club to enjoy the infinity pool, sundeck and fitness center, and amenities like beach rentals and guest cottages.
The Waterfront on Daniel Island
Twenty-two scenic acres of Daniel Island make up the brand new mixed-use community, The Waterfront, where residents can enjoy both the comforts and convenience of a luxury lifestyle as well as the charm and tranquility of the Lowcountry.
Nestled along the Wando River, the Waterfront has many community amenities, including private gardens, a clubhouse with a sprawling pool and a ferry service to downtown Charleston.
Available condos for sale range from one to three-bedroom floor-plans across three residences—Egret, Osprey and Heron. Amenities vary depending on floor-plan and include large balconies, walk-in closets and serene views of the Wando River.
The 13 townhome residences in the Sandpiper and Kingfisher floor plans are all sold out.
Development plans for Phase 2 of the Waterfront are now in motion, with four more phases to come in the following years.