The quiet beauty of Kiawah Island, South Carolina is the idyllic setting for this charming ocean view beach house. Inspired by pre-revolutionary Charleston homes, the old-new house is an interpretation of tradition in a modern fresh way.
Maresca & Associates and Cortney Bishop Design were enlisted to create a timeless beach home with modern durability.
The exterior limewashed brick foundation and functional shutters referenced the Lowcountry vernacular. The spacious front entry sets the color scheme for the house. Playful palette of blues, greens, and yellows energize the home interiors.
The fun starts the moment you walk in the front door. A wet bar is disguised as a traditional credenza complete with a petite sink and hidden beverage fridge.
The kitchen white oak island is topped with gray-blue marble. The banquette seating by the window has bistro tables for morning coffee.
While the house is a new build, classic elements and vintage touches provide the home with an old-fashioned charm.