Natural Wonder

A charming beachside cottage in South Africa boasts impressive carbon footprint credentials—but scores big on style, too.

Kitchen Appliances
Photo: Mark Williams , Styling: Nathalie Williams

Splurge on What's Important

While the rest of the home embraces simplicity (and cost savings) with rainwater capture and solar power, the kitchen is outfitted with modern conveniences. Propane-powered stainless steel appliances, an apron-front sink, and hardwearing honed black granite countertops give the space and resources needed for regular meal prep.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey