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Patricia Altschul Reveals the Work It Takes To Maintain Her Historic Home

The Southern Charm matriarch spilled some details on the "constant care" that her home needs. 

By Jenny Berg

Living in the Isaac Jenkins Mikell house comes with some pretty posh perks. As Southern Charm viewers have seen, Patricia Altschul has a stunning drawing room, a dreamy veranda, and fragrant magnolia trees. In fact, even the toilets are works of art. (See more of the home in the clip above.) But owning the historic Charleston property — which was built in 1853 — also comes with a great deal of responsibility. 

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In a recent Instagram post, Patricia offered some details on the work that goes into maintaining her storied home. Sharing a photo of workers tending to her manse's exterior, the Southern Charm matriarch wrote: "Historic homes need constant care. The pediment which is metal was peeling and needed special paint. Next the shutters have to be sanded and painted."

In the comments, Patricia proved her respect for the building's historical significance. When a follower asked if she planned to keep the shutters the same color, she responded: "Yes... they’re historically correct." And later, Patricia wrote: "The doors and ironwork are Charleston green."

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