Something I had never considered before shooting ‘the grand old houses’ was the land and household. On the streets of Charleston you see old antebellum homes, but just the front.
Each old home owned many smaller buildings to support and run the house. Most are either gone or renovated into more modern living space. However a few still have out buildings and gardens.
Everything from living quarters, to kitchens, to stables was needed.
Most don’t have any kind of access, but a few are open enough to poke around in.
Sometimes when I find these areas they are better to shoot that the big house.
More fun anyway.