The original house is located in one of Charleston's most fashionable neighborhoods. It is an excellent example of the classic Charleston Single House designed with covered piazzas extending down the entire length of one side. The concept was to take advantage of narrow urban lots in Charleston by creating long covered areas to provide shade and respite from the heat and humidity as well as channels to catch sea breezes for cross-ventilation. From the piazzas you could also view the side courtyard and garden area below.
The Battery - Charleston
Era: Antebellum
Style: Charleston Single House (1750 –1900)
3890 The Battery
5 Legare Street, Charleston (1830)
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