Lazy afternoons by the water, al fresco meals, and cocktails at sunset are the only priorities at these warm-weather digs.
1 of 9Photo by J. Savage Gibson; Styling by Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
This restored 1900s dock house is filled with Lowcountry charm, and it’s all in the details: original pine ceilings, a loft-bound ladder, and beachy blue trim. Where else would you want to spend summer?
2 of 9Photo by David Tsay; Styling by Rachael Burrow
This salty turquoise cottage on Maui’s North Shore used to be a sugar plantation worker’s house. After a retro-inspired makeover, the surfer’s paradise now boasts an ocean-side pavilion, a no-fuss outdoor shower, and a laidback family to enjoy it.
Newport Beach, California
Though unconventional, this Peninsula Point bungalow’s sleek, dark exterior complements the original Saltillo tile flooring and surfer-chic decor (peep the almond-shaped board by the door) for a cottage that hangs ten.
Richmond Hill, Georgia
A sinking marshfront cottage, once owned by Henry Ford, was restored to its original (and cozy!) glory—complete with board-and-batten siding and a tiled roof—atop new brick piers.
9 of 9Photo by Jeff McNamara; Styling by Olga Naiman
Amagansett, New York
This tiny, shingled abode needed some serious TLC. The catch? The floor plan couldn’t be changed. Cue getting creative—think open shelving, vaulted ceilings, and plenty of new windows—and repurposing a dull backyard shack into a stellar pool house (complete with adjacent patio and al fresco dining space).