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 […]


The house’s exterior, designed by Tyler A. Smyth Architects, evokes the style of English architect Charles F.A. Voysey, with steeply pitched rooflines finished with Vermont slate. A focal point of much of the house is the installation of reclaimed hand-hewn beams. Combined with neutral colorways, they add a sense of heritage to the new construction. […]


Throughout the glass displays at M.P. Demetre Jewelers lay new and vintage timepieces, glistening bracelets and sparkling rings. But it’s not just the jewelry and accessories that have people in awe. Just look up, and the architecture and design details alone are a reason to pause—soaring 17-foot ceilings adorned in Parisian-inspired chandeliers, mahogany cabinets and […]


Mary Martin’s best ideas come to her first thing in the morning, when her eyes are still heavy from sleep and her brain is turning on. It’s then that she will not only set the course for the day but for the rest of her life. “This is the way my life goes: I wake […]

Family Gathering

Architect Marc Camens is a mindful person, and when he arranges space, he leaves enduring mindfulness in his wake. His latest project, a 5,500-square-foot family homestead built by R.M. Buck Builders on Kiawah Island, is a perfect example of how a home can be an active contributor to a good life, instead of just a backdrop. […]

Island Distinction

When your eyes first settle on Dr. Jeff Vacirca and Terra Spignardo’s swoon-worthy vacation home on idyllic Daniel Island, you’re immediately struck by its uniqueness—yet you can’t quite pinpoint its precise style. “Interestingly, what most people comment on is the look and feel of the home. They love that it’s not traditional but a more […]