I often call the old homes in Charleston a ‘Grand House’, because they were just that. These houses were from a time when there were a few wealthy people, all the rest not even close. Quite a few even slaves.
The homes woodwork and other treatments point to how much a house like this cost to build, and maintain. Especially in that time period.
A building like this is a treasure since it is preserved as a snap shot in time.
When photographing these homes every corner (and ceiling) has something begging to be documented.