Every Thursday, Norm posts a photo of a special door. Recently, he invited others to join in, and since I’m a door-aholic too, how could I resist?
This photo, taken in Charleston, features a home in the historic district with an elegant street door that opens onto a piazza. Unlike Italian piazzas, which are public squares or marketplaces, a Charleston piazza is a covered, tiered veranda. Located on a long side of the house, typically overlooking a garden, it’s designed to catch the prevailing breezes from the bay while providing maximum shade from the sun.
The piazza ceilings caught my eye too.
Lovely, don’t you think? Must be newly painted. The weather is harsh on these old homes.
Charleston’s 68th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens, showcasing the city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture, continues through April 19th. For a look at the brochure, click here.