Our Cottage Retreat on Kiawah Island, South Carolina mixes laid-back beach living with elegant comfort.
Photo: Jean Allsopp
Interiors flow easily into the home's courtyard, where a lap pool and comfortable seating make the area a sanctuary. The raised brick planter beyond the pool provides a platform for landscaping and also scales down the high exterior wall. The darker color of the brick breaks the space up and coordinates the stucco tabby wall with poolside paving.