Cochrane Residence

Anyone who has had the opportunity to visit the low-country of SC understands that the charm doesn’t lie in the talk and the dress of the South. Or in the streets of these southern cities. Or in the Southern ‘ol lil bitties gossiping on those grand wrap around porches. No the true charm of the old South is most felt when on one of those afternoon drives through moss draped oaks you are able to catch a glimpse of a gorgeous home tucked away behind the trees – nothing speaks more to the South or conjures up images of grand southern class like the architecture of the low-country. The structures themselves have a sense of pride that will never falter or fail, no matter how many times the hurricanes and storms beat down on them. Their grace lies in their defiance. Cue the Cochrane residence. A new home built in such a stately style that exudes Southern (yes, capitalizing southern was the correct move here). Once you cross over the Ashley River leaving downtown Charleston you begin to leave the hustle and bustle behind and nestled down a few back roads you come upon this place. The tree lined drive is almost as impressive as the stunning Venetian Plaster Interior.

The color palette is just lovely

The color palette is just lovely

Images never capture the depth of beauty of these plasters

Images never capture the depth of beauty of these plasters

Southern Style. Southern Charm. Southern Grace.

Southern Style. Southern Charm. Southern Grace.

The view out over the river is eclipsed by these lovely surfaces - the light filters through from one surface to the next amazingly!

The view out over the river is eclipsed by these lovely surfaces – the light filters through from one surface to the next amazingly!

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