Charleston Style and Design

SUM 2013

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DESIGN Classic Styling Updated Halsey Park will combine traditional designs with modern conveniences BY B R IAN SH E R MAN I f you're looking for a place to live on the Charleston peninsula, you'll probably have to deal with all the potential problems that go along with buying a home that might have been built centuries ago— long before buyers paid much attention to convenient parking, spacious closets, modern kitchens and solid construction capable of standing up to hurricane-force winds. But before long, you'll have the option 216 CHARLESTON STYLE & DESIGN | SUMMER 13 to purchase a home that offers traditional Charleston styling with a modern twist. Construction is expected to get under way this fall on the frst phase of Halsey Park, a 2.5-acre neighborhood subdivided into 19 lots and featuring a 25,000-square-foot communal garden and a landscaped walking path. Located on the western edge of Harleston Village, facing Alberta Long Lake and the Ashley River, Halsey Park is on land once occupied by Battery Northwest, a fort that helped protect Charleston during the American Revolution and later. The area also was the site of a sawmill owned by Alfred O. Halsey. Until Bennett Hofford Construction Company entered the picture, however, it was no more than vacant land along a quiet street. Though the real estate market was

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