Where The Heart Is

Though Sara and Ben DeWolf loved their former home in Daniel Island’s Smythe Park, when development began on nearby Captain’s Island, the idea of building a new home to perfectly suit their family and lifestyle was too tempting to pass up. Homes on this 100-acre island enclave, designed to embrace river views and outdoor living, […]

Ministry of Art

There’s no telling how many people have walked through Mary Martin’s two galleries and four hotel show spaces over the last three decades. Window shoppers, art lovers and serious collectors have stopped to admire the curves of sculptures, the colors of oil paintings, the grain in woodworking, and mosaic of glass pieces by local and […]

Rooms With A View

Most home tours begin in the foyer, but we’re starting outside on the front step today. We’re in Naples, Florida, and on the other side of this house is an open waterway. As we look through the glass door and the glass pocket doors at the back of the house, we can see the water […]

Mary Whyte

A cum laude graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Mary Whyte’s path has always led her firmly in the direction of creativity, both in teaching and her own masterful paintings. Known for her figurative work in watercolors, Whyte’s talent has taken her to international acclaim, with pieces in private, corporate, university and public […]


The new home in Isle of Palms was designed, built and furnished to get the most out of oceanfront living. The house features multiple outdoor living areas and expansive windows.

The checklist was relatively short but that did not diminish the tall order for the team who designed and built the Isle of Palms beach house for Kathy and Paul Reichs: Maximize the ocean view and build the ultimate family home. “We had owned two prior beach houses at Isle of Palms,” says Kathy Reichs, a […]


This coastal transitional home on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant includes a shady outdoor pool and bi-level entertaining areas.

Sometimes the best way to create your dream home is to build it. This is especially true if you are building the house your kids will grow up in, and it’s on one of the most scenic plots of land in the Lowcountry. Located on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, this remarkable coastal transitional home […]


Art has been the lifeblood of Charleston and a draw for national and international tourists for decades. Until 2015, there were three associations—all with disparate missions—trying to promote Charleston artists to the world at large. All that changed that same year when a group of gallery owners, along with leaders of the three existing associations and […]


AFTER a 30-year career in real estate and running a relocation company in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mary Martin decided to hit the reset button and do something with her life that was stress-free and purely about pleasure. Enamored of Charleston’s beauty and history, the art lover relocated in 2004 and opened her own art gallery, surrounding […]


Just south of Jacksonville, Florida, lies the seaside community of Ponte Vedra Beach. Once a winter respite for the wealthy, Ponte Vedra is now a haven for retirees and professional athletes. Homes in this historical community are in high demand, but most need a thorough and thoughtful renovation to suit modern life and modern tastes. […]


With a storied past and magical location, you don’t find many properties as special as Kelly and Gary Cooper’s historic residence on Pawleys Island. Perched atop a bluff that’s covered in centuries-old live oaks draped in Spanish moss, the home dramatically overlooks the serene Waccamaw River and sprawling rice fields. In its past life, the […]