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Carpenter Gothic Cottage | Spring Island, South Carolina tropical-exterior

Carpenter Gothic Cottage | Spring Island, South Carolina

With first-floor rooms arranged around a center hall and bedrooms tucked under steep gables, the central portion of this Spring Island, South Carolina home is reminiscent of a Southern vernacular Carpenter Gothic cottage. Creating the impression that the house grew over time, asymmetrical wings with a series of screened and open air porches extend on either side of the central mass.

Photography: Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives

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March 20, 2014
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Incredible entry -- and setting! Always impeccable :)
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I have the book Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House (which features the work of Historical Concepts) - check out page 13 - I think this is the house...
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December 22, 2013
collage205 wrote:
Beautiful white exterior.. Can you share the color please.. (o: - Beautiful white exterior.. Can you share the color please.. (o:
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Hello, collage205. I would share it if I could, but it was chosen by the builder and homeowner in the field and I don't have record of what they selected.
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