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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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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