Check out this dreamy fairytale cottage in South Carolina


This fairytale cottage on the river was designed by Cowart Group Architects is located in Brays Island Plantation, a gated golf community in Sheldon, South Carolina. Encompassing 1,800 square feet of living space, this home boasts two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This custom crafted home features beautiful material elements throughout. This includes river recovery Cypress wood on the ceiling and river recovery heart cypress flooring. The homeowners originally constructed the cottage as a guest house, yet they loved it so much, they held off on a main house. Nestled amongst ancient live oaks, there is a deep water dock and water views from every room.

Interesting Fact: The cypress used throughout this home came from Savannah’s oldest ship slips, when a new river front hotel was built over that slip. Supplied by Georgia-based Southern Pine Company, the trees have an age estimate of 500-years-old.


Above: The ceiling features river recovery cypress wood with an oiled finish. Bamboo roman shades adorn the windows. The windows and doors throughout this home  are both manufactured by Marvin.


Above: The sliding barn door features a boxed track. The wall is at a 45-degree angle, so the builders bent the track. The walls are painted in Navajo White OC-95 | Benjamin Moore. All the furnishings are from Hickory chair. 


What We Love: This fairytale cottage is a dreamy, beautiful place! It is rustic, sophisticated, and comfy all at the same time. The surrounding beauty around this home is just the icing on the cake. Offering warm and cozy living spaces, this cottage offers everything one could need for summer vacations relaxing in this peaceful respite… Readers, what do you think? Would this fairytale cottage be your ideal vacation retreat, please tell us why or why not in the Comments below!


Above: In the bedroom, the bed and the accent chair is from Hickory Chair. The custom wood door is river recovery virgin black cypress with a Tung Oil finish.


Above: Dimensions of this rustic porch is 9X12. A very fine screen helps to bring in fresh breezes. The wood flooring is a pressure treated 2×4 southern pine. First grade with a light stain and it is face nailed with a tight joint.



Above: The porch posts of this cottage shed are 6×6 painted wood. Marvin Integrity door and windows adorn the shed, the color is light moss. The shed is composed of rough saw Cypress, finished with Cabot’s bleaching oil.


Above: The wood lattice (painted dark green) used between the foundation piers is a job site built, pressure treated pine — 1″x 2″ on a 3″ center. It creates a nice aesthetic since it is heavy and deeply recessed from the front of the brick.



Photos: Courtesy of Cowart Group Architects

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