rary metalwork twist. Digital touch screens offer visitors a pre-
view to local architectural hotspots and encyclopedic real estate
options while lounging against high back sofas. The above real
estate office located in what was traditionally the drawing room,
houses the offices of knowledgeable staff ready to accommodate
prospective home buyers and visitors.
“First, Chris opened it up. Tearing out the long, narrow entryway worked wonders, obviously making it more inviting. The
interiors were designed to be comfortably elegant, savvy and sophisticated,” Mary Moore said.
The beautiful hardwood floors and hand-carved molding
preserve the flavor of tradition while the furnishings and building art on display add a Restoration Hardware-style contemporary flare.
From the building’s art offices on the third floor, artists have
conjured or collected many of the architectural pieces on display
all of which are available for purchase.
A Match Made in Charleston
When Chris Leigh-Jones and his wife Sebrina, travelled from
their home in Wales to Charleston, they instantly felt they belonged.
Chris Leigh-Jones was excited by the eclectic real estate market and the need for artistic renovation, revitalization, and management therein. Excitement only grew when he recognized a
need for a more integrated real estate service designed to make
the finer things more attainable to visitors, prospective home
buyers, and residents alike.
Known as a “serial entrepreneur,” Leigh-Jones tried his hand
at many construction and service-oriented businesses abroad
before Luxury Simplified was born, including large engineering
firms, and building art and restoration services.
Since Luxury Simplified opened its doors in February 2013,
the seed of a startup has grown into a thriving, multi-faceted
service allowing residents and visitors a one-stop-shop for all
their real estate needs. From highly experienced brokers, in-house renovation, building art and design, interior design
services, property management, and private event space to concierge services complete with area tours in one of Leigh-Jones
classic cars – a ‘ 37 Bugatti, ‘ 54 Aston Martin, or a ‘ 38 Jaguar
– Luxury Simplified serves Charleston’s feast of opportunity on
one exquisite, consolidated platter.
Buying and Selling
Charleston’s accolades are infinite. Southern Living called it
“the most polite and hospitable city in America.” And in 2011
Travel & Leisure marked it “America’s friendliest city.”
Charleston has been voted “City of the Year” for three con-
secutive years in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards,
and in 2012 was voted “No. 1 city” on their “Best Cities of the