Amidst live oaks in South Carolina, our 2002 Cottage of the Year offers ideas in seaside architecture, interior design, and salt-marsh landscaping.
Photo: Brian Vanden Brink
Inside the front door, in place of a traditional foyer, a long pine dining table invites guests into the cottage. With two 18-inch leaves, the table stretches more than 8 feet, easily accommodating eight ladder-back armchairs. A low-hung chandelier brings intimate lighting to the table. If a party's in the works, the chairs can be pulled away and the table becomes a perfect buffet.