A family’s move from Charleston to the Caribbean includes transforming an outdated cottage into a home away from home. Discover how they did it, step by step.
Photographer: Lisa Romerein; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler
Not wanting to detract from the house's vintage character, the Elebashes embraced its best qualities, such as its open floor plan, original parquet floors, and West Indies--style vaulted ceilings stained dark brown. "It was perfect—we wanted a home that felt like we were in the islands, but still had an elegance about it, because we entertain a lot," says Allison.