Snapshots of In-Town Living

January 13, 2012
A view from the dining room to the kitchen area across the breakfast bar.

A view from the dining room to the kitchen area across the breakfast bar.

By William Thrift
Photography by John Wrightenberry

Cathy Price

So what’s it like living on the corner of Blossom and Main, just up the hill from Assembly – one of the busiest confluences of traffic (auto and pedestrian) in Columbia?  We asked two owners living in the new Adesso condos to tell us what drew them there and why they love it so much. You may ask what kind of person would be the first to ante up and buy a pre-construction Adesso condo?  The answer would be Cathy Price, of course. 

Cathy has chosen a formal dining room treatment.

The kitchen has granite counters, stainless upper-end appliances, and lovely tile work.

The spacious patio area overlooking the Adesso pool area offers room for dining.

Originally from Orangeburg, where she worked in her family’s wood preservation business, Cathy had longed to be closer to her daughter’s family in Columbia.  When her former husband lost his battle with an illness, Cathy decided to make a brave move, uprooting herself and relocating right to the heart of Columbia.  Once she moved in, Cathy asked Linda Perrow of Pulliam-Morris to help decorate in her favorite traditional style.  Cathy wouldn’t settle for anything less than Viking appliances in her kitchen.  She liked the place so much, she arranged for her mother to have a condo just upstairs so she has a convenient place to stay while visiting. Location, location, location.  In addition to Adesso’s proximity to USC (where daughter Leigh attends medical school), the location also offers lots of things to do and see within a walk or short drive.  Cathy and new husband Coker now enjoy walking to USC basketball games, shopping on Devine Street, and dining at Motor Supply or Garibaldi’s.  The location also makes it easy to entertain grandsons Brady and Grayson at EdVenture, the Zoo, or the downtown library. Cathy and Coker travel frequently to their house on Edisto Beach, so condo living makes it easy to pick up and go anytime.  But when she’s here, sitting on her expansive patio and watching the sunset through palm trees beside the pool, “resort living” is how she describes her Adesso condo.


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