Old becomes new again

Antique heart pine beams reclaimed from an old sugar factory in Honduras were cut, custom stained and used for the floors throughout much of the home.

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A Greek-Revival farmhouse

Patra Taylor is one of many talented feature writers who contributes to the quarterly publication. In Old becomes new again, she writes about a beautiful Greek-Revival-style farmhouse located in the heart of her hometown, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Charleston Style & Design

Charleston Style & Design is a quarterly magazine for the discriminating reader who has a zest for living and is eager to discover new horizons in Charleston and the Lowcountry. It is the premiere design publication in the Charleston area. Quentin Senise is the publication’s publisher, and Debra Kronowitz is the editor.

Characteristics of Greek Revival architecture

Photo of Greek Revival architectureGreek Revival was an architectural movement that took place in Northern Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. This style of architecture revealed itself in homes featuring a number of characteristics including: Materials used were primarily stucco and wood; homes were usually painted white to resemble the white marble used in public buildings; the use of columns and pilaster built of wood. Classically columns were round but Greek Revival also included square and octagonal columns, often without bases; details were bold, but moldings were simple; low-pitched gable and hip roofs were common; elaborate door surrounds.

Author: Patra Taylor

A freelance writer for three decades, Patra Taylor is currently a regular columnist and features correspondent for the Charleston Mercury. In that capacity, she has interviewed numerous Charleston celebrities along with a few national figures including FOX News political commentator, Tucker Carlson; Washington, D.C. insider-turned-winemaker, Bear Dyke; and country music singer/songwriter, Philip Claypool. She is also a regular contributor to Charleston Style and Design and the Southeast Film Guide.

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