The 2018 CSOLŪ Symphony Designer Showhouse sits on one of Charleston's most coveted residential streets, which stretches across the lower Charleston peninsula from the Ashley River to the Cooper River. Tradd Street was one of the original carriage ways laid out in the 1680 Grand Modell of Charles Town. This year's Symphony Designer Showhouse provides a stunning platform for our talented designers. They include: Michael Mitchell & Tyler Hill, Mitchell Hill; Audrey Wood, Creekside Interiors; Allyson Kirkpatrick-Clark, AllysonK Designs; Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby; Karen Germond, KMD Interiors; Megan Ann McFarland Style & Design; Bill Goudelock, Ethan Allen; Terry Stephenson, Juxtaposition Home & Garden and Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design.
The gated entrance to the front garden sets the stage for 142 Tradd, a gracious three-story structure in the style of an English townhouse. On the ground floor, you will enter a cozy sitting room, beyond which you will explore the treasures of the Designer Showhouse Boutique. Be sure to note the original hewn stone floors, exposed brick walls and fireplaces.
The second floor main living area offers impeccable hardwood floors and glorious natural light, showcasing a formal living room and dining room. Fireplaces, pocket doors and ceiling medallions are original to the home. An elegant kitchen and eating area overlooking a large walled garden, along with a deck perfect for entertaining, completes the level. The third floor includes a large master bedroom and luxurious master bath, along with a guest bedroom and bath.
The Showhouse will be open daily from March 14 through April 15. House and boutique hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday. The house will be closed Easter Sunday. The cafe is open Monday through Saturday, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra or local musicians perform in the house at 11 am and 1 pm Monday-Friday and 1:30 pm Sunday. Advance tickets are available for $20 online at www.csolinc.org through March 13 and $25 at the door beginning March 14. Tickets include access to all rooms. The boutique and cafe do not require a ticket.