The front porch of this coastal Low Country cottage is the perfect place to relax at sunrise. Neutral geometric prints add interest to the plush outdoor furniture that's perfect for reading or taking in the view. To combat the harsh sea air, the home features weather-resistant cedar shingle siding and Garapa decking, a durable, sustainably harvested tropical hardwood. (HGTV Dream Home 2013)
Two sets of French doors connect the great room to the back deck in this rustic home, which is elevated 10 feet above ground level and boasts stellar views of marshland. Walls of glass blur the line between inside and out. Great-room trusses, visible from the back deck, take on added drama once night falls.
Designer Lisa Furey's challenge was to design and build a 690-square-foot low country cottage that would include a kitchen, laundry area, bedroom and workspace as well as outdoor space. Board and batten siding, a standing seam metal roof and board and batten composite shutters — all weather-proof choices — give the exterior a farmhouse feel.
The chic elegance of the kitchen extends into the dining room.The large table seats eight, while the luscious furniture and fabrics add elegance to the space. The chandelier hanging above the table gives a country feel to the room, while the rugs and wall accessories add color. The large doors and window banks let in tons of natural light, keeping the space feeling bright and inviting.
The details in this South Carolina low country kitchen are absolutely perfect. The stainless steel of the cabinet hardware adds to the neutral, serene feeling in the space and nicely compliment the distressed, white cabinets. The backsplash, made of white subway tile, makes an elegant addition to the space, giving it a clean, timeless look.
Timbers, fashioned from locally sourced Southern yellow pine, lend rusticity to the Low Country style of this coastal home. Long overhangs protect outdoor spaces from both intense sun and rain and the entire home is built to withstand hurricanes and floods.
An intimate stone patio enjoys front row seats to the changing foliage around this country home. Low-maintenance landscaping and a white picket fence frame the outdoor dining space, complete with a low-key patio set.