Did you see the October issue of Architectural Digest featuring Patricia Altchul’s stunning antebellum mansion in Charleston, South Carolina? It is absolute perfection! I confess my guilty pleasure is watching Southern Charm… I love getting to peek inside the cast members’ historic Charleston homes, particularly Altschul’s.
Known as the Isaac Jenkins Mikell House, the imposing Greek Revival was built in 1853-1854 by cotton planter Isaac Jenkins Mikell for his third wife, Mary Martha Pope. The house was bought in 1935 by the Charleston Free Library and served as a public library until the early 1960s when it was sold and restored as a private residence. Patricia Altschul bought the house in 2008 and commissioned legendary designer Mario Buatta to revamp the interiors.
A Manuel Canovas fabric swathes the master bedroom, where a Donald Roller Wilson painting is displayed above a 19th-century Chinoiserie étagère from Philip Colleck.