2013 Showhouse

We recruited some of the country’s hottest design talents to build and outfit this year’s Coastal Living dream house in Daniel Island, South Carolina, from the ground up.

2013 Showhouse Photo Tour

Step inside our dream house in Daniel Island, South Carolina. It's chock-full of clever decorating ideas to steal.

Living Room
Photographer: Tria Giovan, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

Lowcountry Charm

The only thing better than living on the water? Doing it in style. Which is why when we chose Daniel Island, South Carolina, as the site of this year’s Coastal Living showhouse, we wanted to make sure that the home we built there would feature oodles of bright ideas and plenty of inspiration. So we reached out to a veritable design dream team to get the job done: the architectural wizards at Our Town Plans, home builder Jamison Howard of Max Crosby Construction Co. Inc., and interior designer Ginger Brewton. They transformed a prime plot of land on the banks of the Wando River into a three-story plantation-style estate that expertly blends traditional architecture with modern, laid-back design and a colorful disposition. Here, we’ve asked our insiders to spill their tips and secrets for balancing form and function to help you introduce coastal charm into your own home.

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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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