The Isaac Jenkins Mikell House is an iconic Charleston home located at the corner of Rutledge and Montagu in Harleston Village. It was built in 1853 by a wealthy planter and in 1935 became the Charleston Library. In 1960 it was returned to use as a private home. I love the over exposed quality of these 1940s HABS photographs.
I was lucky enough to live next door to this incredible home for a year when I lived on Rutledge Avenue. I watched the current owner alter some of the rooms with the help of designer Mario Buatta. I remember an incredible Moravian star light fixture in the entrance hall, a pair of incredible crystal candelabra on a pair of even more incredible gilded pedestals in the dining room, and an amazing animal head in the dining room of the kitchen house.