A Dip into the Lowcountry

A few weeks ago my dad and I took a road trip to Savannah, Georgia and then traveled up the Lowcountry coast to Charleston, South Carolina. As old house lovers, I'm sure you're all aware of the abundance of beautiful historic houses that proliferate in these two southeastern cities. I took about two hundred pics over just a few days. Here are just some of the great houses we came across. I'm not sure if you can tell but in the picture above there is a full-sized copper (I think) statute of a child leaning over the balcony. It was SO cool. I am completely in love with these two cities and if I ever moved anywhere it would be one of these places (or maybe Portland, OR but that's a whole other set of pics....) In other news, I'm about four or five weeks away from graduating with my Masters in Urban Planning. Chad just took a job with the local historic landmarks foundation. He has the coolest job - he has to opportunity to save old houses all around Indianapolis!!! And gets paid for it!!! He's waited a long time for something like this to come along and he deserves it! We're so excited to see some of these vacant dilapidated houses come back to life. He'll still be doing some landscape architecture on the side so not all is lost. Once I'm finished with school we're diving (back) into our dilapidated house full force. We've got a lot on our spring and summer to-do list. Chad installed our new front porch light while I was away but I'm saving those pics for when we have the rest of the outside lights installed. Upcoming projects include a new roof (gotta spend that hail insurance money), replacing the entire plumbing system and a possible bathroom renovation. Told you we had big plans....stay tuned!!

This is in Charleston. It's a little lopsided because I had to reach through a fence to take the pic - can't keep my camera away!

This a B&B in Savannah across the stree from a really great urban park (not one of the squares).

This house is actually an antique store on one Savannah's squares. The inside, while run-down now, is just beautiful. You can really see how, at one point of time, this place was amazing.