Precious few of us Charlestonians get to actually set foot in those big, beautiful, historic mansions on the peninsula. Which is why when the chance arises, you should take it — even if you have to pay to get inside. From now through April 19, you can step into this year’s Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Show House, the parsonage of the St. Johannes Lutheran Church. The two-story home at 50 Hasell St. dates to 1846, and is located in the Ansonborough neighborhood. It’s also impressively large — one can imagine the parson of St. Johannes being quite happy upon seeing his new digs.

The parsonage has been decorated by different Lowcountry designers, each of whom does a room or outdoor space. Interior designers include Debby Gomulka Designs LLC, ElisaChristine LLC, and the Charleston Design Cottage LLC. The garden was designed by Katy Wood Landscape Design LLC.

Guests can also browse a small boutique, designer sales, and enjoy an indoor cafe. Tickets include a tour of the church’s historic sanctuary, as well as the Taizé Chapel and gardens.

Tickets to the house are $25 and all proceeds fund the CSOL’s scholarship program. The house is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 1-4 p.m. The house will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5. Buy tickets and learn more at or by calling (843) 216-1329.

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