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Post and Beam Homes I’m Loving Right Now: Seaside Cottage in South Carolina

I must admit, I’m a home magazine junkie. I subscribe to most of them and those I don’t I often wind up buying on the newsstand. I read them from cover to cover the same way sports fans pour over league stats. I get many of my ideas from them and at times discover something I’ve done or recently bought has become a “must have” or the “latest thing” in the world of home décor. It’s a great hobby of mine and has served me well in my most recent undertaking as blogger for PostandBeamLiving.

Of all the home decor magazines, House Beautiful is my number one "must have". It provides the most consistent best text and best photos of any of the decor mags out there today. FYI - the other two that run a close second and third are Veranda and Elle Decor.

Of all the home decor magazines, House Beautiful is my number one “must have”. It provides great content and the best photo spreads of any of the decor mags out there today. FYI – the other two that run a close second and third are Elle Decor and Veranda.

I’ve always found myself attracted to homes with great architectural “bones” but lately I find another requirement of mine is the need for efficiency. I’m still all about the look but now there has to be serviceable function to back up those looks!

With these things in mind, over the course of my next few posts I’ll show you timber frame homes I’m loving right now!

Great bones, efficient floor plan and crisp seaside decor, this South Carolina coastal timber frame has it all!

Great bones, an efficient floor plan and crisp seaside decor, this South Carolina coastal timber frame has it all!

Today’s featured home is the one pictured above, located on Edisto Island in South Carolina. This house is a gem from the time you round the bend and catch your first glimpse to the total sense of relaxation that washes over you as you walk through the front door!

Even the front door seems to say "Sit down and rest a spell. What's your hurry?"

Even the front door seems to say “Sit down and rest a spell. What’s your hurry?”

The gorgeous wrap around porch allows the best of both worlds: the great outdoors with no bugs!

The gorgeous wrap around porch allows the best of both worlds: the great outdoors with no bugs! Notice the porch ceiling has been painted a most gentle shade of pale blue to mimic the coastal sky.

Out the screen door awaits warm breezes and the soothing sounds of the lapping tide.

Out the screen door awaits a warm breeze and the soothing sounds of a gently lapping tide.

Timber Frame Kitchen

Inside, the floorplan is open and casual. Nothing stuffy here; this home is about fun, sun and seaside ease.

Inside, the floorplan is open and casual. Nothing stuffy here; this home is about fun, sun and seaside ease.

In the living room sliding barn doors lead to an office/guest bedroom with a clever Murphy Bed built into the wall.

In the living room sliding barn doors lead to an office/guest bedroom with a clever Murphy Bed built into the wall.

Timber Frame Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has a private balcony with one of the prettiest views on Edisto Island.

The master bedroom has a private balcony with one of the prettiest views on Edisto Island.

It's not hard to see why this Cottage on the coast is one fo the homes I'm loving right now!

It’s not hard to see why this cottage on the coast is one of the homes I’m loving right now!

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