Three Beach Houses Near Charleston That You Just Have to See…

May 11, 2015 | By | Comments (14)

By homes editor Ellen McGauley

A little over a week ago, Coastal Living hosted an exclusive homes tour on dreamy Sullivan’s Island, a three-mile beach town just a few minutes from downtown Charleston, South Carolina. And we have so many pictures to share!

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

It was all part of Time Inc.’s first-ever Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, where we joined Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, and Departures magazines for a weekend of Lowcountry food, cultural events, and shopping. Readers from all over the country joined us as editors hosted dinners, brunches, bourbon seminars, Gullah tours, bike rides, and of course…. this peek at some of the best beach houses in town.

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

We toured three beach houses, swooned over breezy porches, sipped on wine, and snacked on sweet and savory pastries against the backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway.

The first stop was this one, an oceanfront beach house owned by a family with two young children. Look familiar? You may have spotted it in our May 2015 issue.


Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Meet Jenny Keenan, the home’s interior designer. The architect was Beau Clowney (who also designed the third house on the tour), Wertimer & Associates did the landscaping, and Daly & Sawyer built the home. Suzanne Allen Studio did the custom-painted floors.

 

Coastal Living Charleston Insiders Weekend

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Chassity Evans from Look Linger Love joined us, too, which was such a treat. Here she is, chatting with Jenny.

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Let’s start with the entryway: diamond-patterned painted floors, a vintage cabinet, shiplap walls, and a direct route to a killer breezeway.

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Jenny had this dhurrie custom fit to serve as a stairway runner. We saw a lot of these rugs throughout the house; she used them to add a feeling of age to the newly built beach house.

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

The living room, headlined by a surf painting by artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders. (If you’re unfamiliar, go to her site. Stunning beach art!)

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Marble countertops, meet vintage gymnasium lighting.

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Mixing patterns never looked so good.

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

See that peek of bright red amidst the seaside blue-and-white? A clever way to do Americana if ever we saw it.

 

Coastal Living Sullivan's Island Home Tour

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

Speaking of elevated seaside style: this elevator is wallpapered in waves. And why not? Jenny wallpapered nearly all of the closets, too. A sweet surprise and smart idea.

So that’s a snapshot of House #1. We’ll bring you House #2 on the tour tomorrow! Here’s a sneak peek:

 

Coastal Living Insiders Weekend

Photo by Andrew Cebulka

COMMENTS

  1. Another Day, Another Peek Inside a Brilliant Lowcountry Beach House… | CoastalLiving.com

    […] Yesterday’s post gave you a look at the first house on our Sullivan’s Island House Tour, held the first weekend in May just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Today, we’re bringing you the second house we visited, which was just as warm and inviting as the first. […]

    May 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm
  2. Another Day, Another Peek Inside a Brilliant Lowcountry Beach House… | beach-decor.info

    […] Yesterday’s post gave you a look at the first house on our Sullivan’s Island House Tour, held the first weekend in May just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Today, we’re bringing you the second house we visited, which was just as warm and inviting as the first. […]

    May 13, 2015 at 8:53 am
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  9. Laura Barber

    Where can I find the green gymnasium lights from the kitchen? Thanks!

    March 7, 2016 at 6:54 am
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  14. Terry Smith

    Would love info on the sofa.

    March 15, 2017 at 7:39 pm

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