Our favorite thing about this Sunset, SC rustic Carolina cottage is how unassuming the exterior is – this house doesn’t call attention to itself, and looks like it’s been there forever. The wavy bevel siding and hand-split cedar roof shingles blend perfectly with the Carolina pine forest around it.
Inside, Architect Keith Summerour designed a warm, well-detailed family home that, like the exterior, does the job handsomely without being showy.
The family is anchored by a huge Doggett Mountain stone fireplace, with the TV in the armoire to the right.
Another view of the family room shows the chamfered-top doorways; a rustic barnboard wainscot, and a beaded board ceiling that’s used throughout the house.
A peek into the family room from the kitchen shows the simple details of the stair balustrade. This kitchen has just the right amount of openness to the rest of the house.
Heartwood pine floors add a rich contrast to the white cabinets and trim.
Bedrooms and baths keep the cottage feeling, with beaded siding on the walls, clipped ceilings, and built ins.
The master suite is a tad more elegant, but the details it shares with the rest of the house keep it in step with the overall cottage feeling.
But the best rooms “in” the house might be this big screened porch and deck! We can definitely see ourselves enjoying a roaring fire in the massive fireplace on cool spring evenings!