2018 Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.

Designer Showhouse


House generously provided by Dave Killoran and
represented by Lisa Patterson of Handsome Properties

Thank you to everyone who made the 41st annual Designer Showhouse such a success, especially Lisa Patterson of Handsome Properties for providing the location for this year’s Showhouse and our wonderful designers and stagers who brought creative, contemporary elements to this year’s lovely historic home. Special thanks go to the City of Charleston, the Office of Planning, City of Charleston Parks & Recreation, the Charleston Police Department and Charlestowne Neighborhood Association for their support. Finally, we are especially indebted to all our many volunteers who generously gave of their time and talent, and to our guests who made it all worthwhile.

Please enjoy the photos below, and make a note of our designers, donors and sponsors who made it all possible. We look forward to seeing you again in the spring of 2019!

The 2018 Symphony Designer Showhouse is a beautiful stucco circa 1870 home. It is located on historic Tradd Street, one of Charleston’s most coveted residential streets that stretches across the lower 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.

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 explore the treasurers of the Designer Showhouse Boutique. Be sure to notice the original hewn stone floors, exposed brick walls and fireplace.

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, second laundry area and luxurious master bath.

The home is the perfect platform for some of the Lowcountry’s most talented designers. Be sure to shop in our exclusive boutique, lunch in our Café or choose a treasure from our designers’ exquisitely decorated rooms. Now in its 41st year, the Symphony Designer Showhouse is a not-to-be-missed event!

Benefitting the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL® Music Scholarships