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Kiawah Island Tour of Homes returns in November; new coworking building in Nexton | Immovable

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The 24th Kiawah Tour of Homes returns on November 13

For nearly a quarter century, the Charleston Symphony Tour of Homes has showcased some of the finest residences in the upscale, gated community of Kiawah Island, where multi-million dollar mansions are common.

On Nov. 13, the tour, sponsored by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, returns for its 24th episode, providing a fun way to explore the resort town while supporting the symphony, according to event chair Susan Leggett.

“The homes on the tour feature stunning architecture and gorgeous views of the island,” Leggett said.

The self-guided tour will showcase a variety of beautifully decorated homes, reflecting the varied interests and lifestyles of their owners. Inside the houses, music will be played by symphonic musicians and talented music students. A variety of home architecture and designer styles will be included.

The tour will be followed by a free concert at 5 p.m. presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra at the new West Beach Conference Center.

Advance tickets are $55 through Nov. 6 and will be available at Tickets can also be purchased at Indigo Books in Freshfields Village or Kiawah Island Municipal Center on Betsy Kerrison Parkway. Tickets will be sold the day of the event on Freshfields Village Green for $60 each.

All proceeds from the event will support the symphony and scholarships for talented student musicians in the Lowcountry.

Guests will first pick up tickets and programs at 9:30 a.m. at Freshfields Village, then proceed to the home tour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced. Participants may only wear flat-heeled shoes and there is no disabled access for the included houses.

Vesta Creeks Run Apartments

The former Peppertree Apartments in North Charleston recently changed hands for $37.1 million and are being renamed Vesta Creeks Run Apartments. Provided

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The 353 former Peppertree apartments on Dorchester Road were recently sold to a Virginia company, which plans to invest $6.3 million in upgrades and offer discounts to police, teachers, firefighters and paramedics for the renamed apartments Vesta Creeks Run.

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By the numbers

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38.4: Millions of dollars borrowed by the owners of the 22 WestEdge office building as part of a refinancing of the eight-story structure on the Charleston Peninsula.

11.2: Millions paid for an office building in North Charleston by a Cincinnati-based real estate investment firm.

3,000: Estimated acreage the City of Ravenel will gain after annexing the massive Tea Farm Tract and allowing 400 new homes to be built on a small section near Old Jacksonboro Road. The city approved the initial approval on September 28. A final vote is scheduled for the end of October.

28,000: Square footage of a new Serendipity Labs coworking building to be opened in Nexton near Summerville. This is the company’s second location in the Charleston area.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 5 for the new, two-story, 28,000 square foot building at 700 Nexton Square Drive.

An opening is planned for summer 2022. Serendipity has another location in Portside at Ferry Wharf near the base of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant.

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This week in real estate

+ Shop creation: The Charleston Peninsula now has a new flagship furniture store on King Street following the recent opening of Teak + Table Outdoor.

+ Decision appealed: The developer of an eight-story apartment building project on Calhoun Street in Charleston has appealed the Board of Architectural Review’s rejection of the design and is seeking pre-litigation mediation.

+ What’s cooking? : Fast food chain Cook Out plans to open a third location in North Charleston after buying property on Rivers Avenue near Remount Road.

+ Restaurant and brewing room: Port of Call is a new food and brewhouse coming to South Market Street in downtown Charleston. It will offer five places to eat.

+ Forest fight: The town of Sullivan’s Island is seeking judicial review of the Sea Forest Settlement.

+ Incentive to build: Charleston County has approved a tax incentive plan to spur development of Uptown North Charleston, a new mixed-use project valued at more than $100 million near Tanger Outlets, where Topgolf is being built and several other buildings are planned on International Boulevard.

Historic Berkeley Plantation Sells for Nearly $4.5 Million

Middleburg Plantation

The Middleburg Plantation dates back to 1697 and is considered one of the oldest timber frame plantation dwellings in South Carolina. It was sold on September 27, 2021 for $4.49 million to a Charlotte buyer. Brown Land + Plantation Advisors / Provided

Built in the late 1690s, Middleburg Plantation recently changed hands for $4.49 million six years after being sold for $3.5 million. A Charlotte executive now owns the former Berkeley County rice paddy.

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