The Crane Island River House, Southern Living's Idea House for 2019, embodies the Lowcountry lifestyle. The 4,540-square-foot artisan homestead features an open floor plan with a spacious kitchen and four bedrooms, including a master suite on the main level, an upstairs bunkroom and a guest suite above the garage. Additional design highlights include a hidden pantry, mudroom, wine bar, elevator and a nine-foot, bi-fold sliding glass wall in the main living space that maximizes waterfront views.
In line with the timeless vernacular created by Crane Island´s architectural guild, the indoor-outdoor connection is made throughout the home with over 2,250 square feet devoted to porch space, including front and back porches on both levels as well as a screened porch with an outdoor fireplace.
"The heart of the home is the living and gathering areas, where the kitchen and living room merge and spill into the rear and screened porches," said Chris Wood, vice president at Riverside Homes.