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.