Intimate Sanctuary


Renovating your historic courtyard? Nestled in one of downtown Charleston’s freshest neighborhoods, sits this hidden outdoor haven. Lush evergreen Ligustrums, Podocarpus and palms inhale the chaotic noises of the city streets. A privacy fence makes an even better neighbor on this block. And the horizontal wooden form presents an easy path to creating a living wall space. Even in this intimate space, this design affords multiple outdoor rooms which speak to various moods. The courtyard reaches back to some of the lowcountry’s formal French roots with a herringbone brick patio, tranquil fountain and market lights strung overhead. Slightly off centered, this Japanese Maple will surely be a show stopper every fall. Holly Ferns hover over the easy-going faux turf, certain to give you ample relaxation time. Gardenias and jasmine comfort their weary guests with their sweet aroma. Elephant Ears and Banana trees stretch out their large foliage adding more shade as time grows on.