The inspiration for this elegant home was built in 1810 by George Chisolm, a successful rice mill owner, on two Grand Modell lots first granted in 1682 by the Lord Proprietor. This Charleston house is located in the bend of the peninsula allowing harbor views. The design forms an “L” with both columned galleries following that irregular shape, while the strongly patterned gallery railings and 18 pane windows project a contrasting regularity and rhythm. This Federal house was built to accommodate local conditions by adding two covered galleries to protect against the sun and rain as such galleries are not part of the formal Federal style.
St. George's Court - Charleston
Era: Antebellum
Style: Federal (1760-1830)
3978 St. George’s Court
George Chisolm House – 39 East Bay Street,
Charleston (1810)
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