Woman at an art gallery

Charleston never ceases to surprise me with a continuing stream of coincidences. Last week, we visited the company’s attorney, Manning Unger of Moore Van Allen. They have just moved to their new office space in the Kew Building on lower King St., an iconic 1930’s art deco building that once housed a similarly iconic five and dime chain store.

An imaginative refurbishment, the office retains the semi industrial warehouse space from the second floor to the fourth floor. To this has been added balanced white light that flushes over white painted concrete structural ceilings. Lots of light veneer wood and glass help to make the most of the ambient light that could not otherwise penetrate such a deep building.

Which brings me back to surprises. Just as we walked out of the elevator for our meeting, we were met with oil paintings of the lowcountry done by Betty Anglin Smith and a group of black and white photographs of the low country coastline taken by her son, Tripp Smith. This is the very same Tripp who also served as our in-house photographer and oversaw all of our imagery and home marketing collateral for several years. 

The lowcountry is home to many artists who enjoy capturing the beautiful natural scenery, history, and daily life in Charleston. We invite you to download our FREE Discover Charleston guide and find your Charleston lifestyle: 

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