After being a beloved private residence, it was initially converted into three separate apartments, the Carriage House, an apartment on the first floor of the main house, and a third dwelling that covered the second and third floor of the main home. In 1992, it was completely restored both inside and out. There was a heavy emphasis on preserving as much of the original construction as possible.
Much attention and effort were paid to preserving and restoring the original plaster medallions, rare heart pine floors, ornate crown molding and casements, and charming pocket doors dividing the parlor and dining rooms. Since the original restoration in 1992, it has been a Charleston gem, serving as a bed and breakfast.
CVP and O’Connor Homes purchased The Ashley and converted it to a stunning example of Charlestonian grace by adding modern conveniences while still keeping the amazing architectural design, built-ins, and spectacular accents that make this property so unique and endearing. Their intent was not to overhaul it, alter it, or modernize it to the point that it lost the outstanding character and elegance that continue to stun everyone who walks through the front doors. We believe they did exactly that and are happy to share a combination of luxury and history with guests that is a unique experience of a lifetime.
In 2022, CVP partnered with O’Connor Homes to renovate, revamp, and restore The Ashley to your premier wedding, corporate retreat, or weekend getaway treat. The expertise, attention to detail, and experience that O’Connor Homes and CVP brought to the project, preserved The Ashley’s 200 years of history, while also making her historic gem shine and be a place where old-world elegance meets contemporary excellence.