The House of Eight Porches: A South Carolina Beach Home

A Southern beach house eight miles from Charleston becomes an eco-friendly home away from home.

The 32 by 20 foot living room and kitchen area has an open plan that creates a sense of togetherness for the family. Simply decorated with functional furnishings, it provides a favorite spot for reading, playing games, or sitting and cloud watching. The long island dividing the kitchen from the living space is a perfect place for casual family meals and for spreading a buffet for larger parties.