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Historic, long-vacant Cigar Factory building in Charleston sold for $24.18M

A real estate investment venture that has purchased the historic Cigar Factory plans and is reigniting the long-stalled overhaul of the vacant Charleston landmark. Cigar Factory Development LLC paid about $24.18 million this week for one of the largest and best-known buildings on the peninsula, according to a deed filed[…]

Cool Blow Wins 2009 Carolopolis Award

Located in the historic “Cool Blow Village” platted in 1857, One Cool Blow is a five-story, mixed use loft development owned by One Cool Blow, LLC. Industrial uses in the area had destroyed much of the area’s historic fabric and the goal was to create a new context for the[…]

One (very) Cool Breeze

Mixed-use space green from the inside out with planted roof, water-absorbing parking surface Published on 01/12/09 BY ROBERT BEHRE The Post and Courier The three gray and black buildings composing One Cool Blow gradually will turn green in the years to come. Their copper cornices will oxidize, sending streaks down[…]

Loft living growing more popular in the Lowcountry

By Kathleen Dayton Staff Writer When it comes to architecture, Charleston is all about columns, dormer windows and crown moldings. Or at least it has been in the past.   Today there is a new contender in residential architecture popping up on city streets, laying claim to new construction as[…]

New residential developments find green is the way to go

One Cool Blow Charleston Regional Business Journal by Holly Fisher Wecco of Charleston LLC is proving affordable housing options can be green. Wecco is putting the finishing touches on its One Cool Blow development in downtown Charleston off Morrison Drive near the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The[…]

Refreshing development

By Katy Stech – The Post and Courier One Cool Blow puts homes, offices in a long-overlooked part of town In an open field on upper Meeting Street, past the concrete ramps that link the peninsula with the Ravenel Bridge, construction workers are piecing together the first significant new building[…]

The New American Home 2007

Source: BUILDER Magazine Despite the fact that concrete is a common structural material in Florida, precast concrete walls and floor panels are less popular, especially in the residential realm. As with other aspects of its design and operation, The New American Home 2007 stretches the industry by building with this[…]