From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, you can find your very own coastal style from this collection of our favorite beach cottages.
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
One of 19 small, shingled homes along Defenders Row on Goat Island on the Rhode Island shore, the Southern Cross offered unparalleled views of Newport Harbor on one side and Narragansett Bay on the other. It was the homeliest cottage homeowners Reeder and Marion Laffey Fox had ever seen. After polishing up the faded cottage, the couple agreed it was a brilliant investment.