6 Swoon-Worthy Lowcountry Homes You Can Buy Right Now
We dare you to not be charmed by these Southern stunners from Charleston to Beaufort.
From the towering live oak trees and serene marsh views to the colorful cottages and centuries-old architecture, the Lowcountry is rich with Southern charm—and some pretty sweet real estate. Ready to set down roots for a lifetime? Here are six fabulous listings.
Sandy Perch, Edisto Beach
Set on over half an acre of prime beachfront on Edisto Island, this ‘60s-built three-bedroom home enjoys ocean views from nearly every room in the house. Lounge on a hammock while listening to the sound of the waves on the screened-in porch, or catch some rays on the open-air sundeck with private steps down to the sand. Looking to make this an extended family retreat? The ample lot means the possibilities for expansion—a pool, a guest cottage, or even a whole separate house—are nearly endless.
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Seeing Red, Fripp Island
It’s hard not to smile when staring at this candy apple red cottage, set on a pristine lot with uninhibited views of the marsh from the back deck. Built in 1979, the home is rife with charming details, from the spiral staircase and hand-painted cabinets to the color-coordinated birdhouse that welcomes guests (footed and flapping) out front.
Serene Setting, Hilton Head Island
If there’s a home that embodies the definition of cozy living, we’d bet this would be it. The three-bedroom beauty boasts a large back deck with a saltwater lap pool that’s blessed with the shade of mature Lowcountry trees and brilliant sunset views over scenic Mackay’s Creek. The interiors are equally as stunning, with cathedral ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and a gas fireplace with inlaid brick.
Historic Hideaway, Charleston
Own a piece of Charleston history with this 1890-built Freedman’s Cottage. The 1,300-square-foot structure underwent a to-the-studs renovation in 2008, revealing original tongue-and-groove wood that now covers walls throughout. Preserved details give the home a rustic sensibility; a central downtown location provides easy access to city life.
Totally Turquoise, Beaufort
Hello, colorful cottage of our dreams! Located in the heart of Beaufort’s historic district, this beautifully renovated, 1930s- built home comes with light-filled interiors and ample porch space for taking in the gentle breeze. It’s also just a short walk to the quaint shops, restaurants, and B&Bs of this adorable coastal town.
Inside Out, Mount Pleasant
As beautiful as the light-filled interiors of this three-bedroom home in the sought-after I’on neighborhood are, we’re seriously crushing on its exterior. Triple-decker porches and a turquoise front door bring swoon-worthy curb appeal; on the side of the house, a gorgeous iron gate leads into whimsical landscaped gardens with brick pillars and a living fence.