Hampton Lake home offers elegant style without the formal feel

When interior designer Kelly Caron goes to work at her studio in the Calhoun Street Promenade in Old Town Bluffton, she is surrounded by her work — literally. Her office reflects her creative sensibilities, full of warm tones and Lowcountry charm. Picture 200-year-old reclaimed barn wood flooring, shiplap wood board on the walls, soft colors and lanterns.

Pennsylvania native at home in Oldfield Plantation

H2 Builders in Bluffton has built more than 300 distinctive custom homes in the Lowcountry since 1996. Along the storied way, it has amassed countless local, regional and national industry awards. The company’s home office showcases many of them, but display space has long been exhausted.

When Rich and Ann Rinaldi moved in across the street from longtime Hilton Head residents David and Sally Warren, neither couple could have guessed that they'd soon combine their talents to launch a line of custom artisan tables designed to capture the unique spirit of the Lowcountry.

Archie and Nina Sellew didn’t evacuate from the island when Hurricane Matthew blew through the Lowcountry with 105 miles per hour winds on Oct. 7/8. They didn’t want to and believed they didn’t have to. They felt safe.

After all, it was their island, they owned it, and they had built what they believed to be was a hurricane-proof home in 2000. Matthew was the first real test of its structural strength in the face of nature’s fury.

Interior designer, architect and builder all got on the same page to create this spectacular Sea Pines home

The homeowners from Greenville got what they wanted when they hired interior designer Dr. Debi Lynes, architect Rick Clanton and builder Rick Leach: Teamwork with a bold-faced capital T and a showpiece shingle-style home in Sea Pines.

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D.C. couple transforms property into perfect Lowcountry river house

Just one look, that’s all it took. When Richard and Michelle Warner first set foot on the naturally blessed half-acre vacant lot, saw its 185 feet of Colleton River waterfront and Spring Island outstretched to the north-northwest, they knew their property search was over.

WHETHER YOU ARE BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOUSE from scratch or remodeling, deciding which builder to work with is the most important decision you will have to make. This is the company that will be working with you to choose your floor plan, to make customizations, to choose the materials you want to work with, and much more.

Northeastern couple makes seamless transition into Palmetto Bluff home

Many, if not most, people move to the Lowcountry to retire from the Northeast or Midwest and alter their lifestyles.

Stuart and Cathy Malone had a somewhat different life plan as they edged toward retirement. They didn’t want to change their lifestyle or slide from their comfort zone of living; they just wanted to downsize and move south to more temperate weather.

Wexford Plantation home offers different view from nearly every room

Relaxing and enjoying the sunlight and soothing salt air wrapped in the refreshing breezes of the Lowcountry is as natural as the beautiful surroundings themselves.

Renovation brings Sea Pines home back up to speed

As development at Sea Pines emerged from a master plan drawn up by the Fraser Land Holding Company in 1956, visionary Charles Fraser built a home on Green Heron Road and the community’s first condominiums appeared early in the next decade.