For Linda and Jim Flannery creating a Tuscan mansion on Kiawah Island’s Atlantic coastline was definitely a huge undertaking.
Long, wide views of the Kiawah River, peeks of the private Tom Fazio-designed River Course, a lush natural border of maritime forest—this serene property in Kiawah Island’s Settlement enclave had everything a buyer could desire for a second-home site.
Patty and Vic Orler felt right at home the first time they saw Eagle Island. Though they each vacationed in different areas of the country while growing up—Vic near the New Jersey shore, Patty near the Minnesota lakes—the undeveloped island in the Cassique neighborhood of Kiawah Island reminded both of idyllic childhood summers.
As with all good things in life, bigger is always better.
Brian Peppin, vice president of Blue Haven Pools in Charleston, would certainly agree.
There is a saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but if you’ve ever spent time on a porch swing you know that isn’t true.
Elegant and understated, this high-back leather chair beckons you to grab a book and sink in. Featuring a curved back and luxurious upholstery, it is at home in the family room, office, library or bedroom.
If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to your own private paradise, a new and extraordinary builder on the Charleston scene wants to help make that dream a reality.
For those seeking a small piece of paradise, the Lowcountry offers endless beauty.
Buckhannon Brothers Tile offers tile products for your home that can be manufactured to look like almost anything—wood, metal, glass and more.
The furniture sold at Old Charleston Trading Company has already lived countless lives. Each shelf, table and chair sold here has been pieced together from the abandoned parts of other things—everything from old metal milk urns to the remains of demolished buildings. The store is filled with history. And yet it couldn’t feel more alive.
Lavender Hill Designs, an artisan store selling French and European-inspired furniture, housewares, gifts and more, has recently opened in the Belle Hall Shopping Center.
When Ashley Hyer says her Design on Tap showroom staff goes the extra mile for a client, she means a mile in any direction.
When you look at a longleaf pine tree, you see the sturdy bark and graceful pine needles, like fingers, beckoning you.
Before I can even sit down, Stephanie Rhodes is pounding the table with an elegant fist. “Where’s Bill?” she asks, apropos of nothing. “Everybody has a Bill Murray story but me and, frankly, it’s a little sad.”
It was a simple two-story house built on a site that overlooked a deepwater creek on Edisto Island, a tranquil, mostly protected barrier island about an hour’s drive south of Charleston.
When the tide is low, it’s possible to stroll the narrow bank of the Wando River along Daniel Island’s eastern-most shoreline.
Near Colonial Lake in Charleston’s historic district is a driveway that leads to a mysterious wooden door. From the sidewalk you get the feeling that the door was put there to hold something in. Tropical leaves poke out from behind it. The booted trunks of palmetto trees rise just beyond it. There’s activity back there; you can sense it. But what?
It’s hurricane season in the Lowcountry, and whatever the literal winds of fate blow our way this year, there will be a hurricane season next summer and fall, and the summer and fall after that, and so on. A hurricane is coming; it’s just a matter of when and how powerfully the next blow is delivered.
Who wouldn’t want to live poolside if they could? With the temperature of the planet on the rise, our already toasty Lowcountry days are growing warmer and lasting longer than ever before. Balmy days, in fact, stay with us well into the fall— days custom-made for chilling down at the water’s edge. And, unlike the deep blue sea, your swimming pool awaits the touch of your toe—sheer bliss, just a stone’s throw away.