Middleton Family Bed and Breakfast
86 Church St
Charleston, SC

For Reservations:
843.722.7546
843.847.9685 cell
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For Reservations:

Call: 843-722-7546

E-mail: pjbandb@aol.com

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Kitchen Houses

There are two kitchen houses in the back of the property and one of them can be yours! 
Stay in the oldest part of the city in an historic home right in the center of town. Park your car, no need to drive.
Kitchen Houses are typically small two-storied structures which were required by law between the 1740s and 1820s in Charleston.  Fires were such a hazard and generally started in the kitchen.  Separating the kitchen from the main house would help reduce the spread of fire.  Even though the kitchen house ordinance was in place, Charleston still had 5 major fires each consuming at least 100 homes. The largest of these fires consumed over 1,000 homes.  This Great Fire of 1861 stretched from The Cooper River through to the Ashley River.  Over these hundreds of years and many inhabitants, each home was used to suit each family's needs.  Therefore our "kitchen houses" would have been used in many different ways; as carriage houses, efficiencies, back houses, storage, stables, etc.  Today these little houses make fantastic apartments and bed and breakfasts, and still retain many names referring to their long and varied past.  

 

 

Our one bedroom kitchen house features a king size bed and full bath on the 2nd floor with a living, dining, and kitchen area downstairs. You will have access to our private courtyard.

 

 

Our two bedroom kitchen house features a king bedroom and a room with two twin beds.  On the first floor enjoy a spacious living and dining area and full kitchen.  There are one and a half bathes in the house.  You will have a full washer and dryer and access to our private courtyard.