House of the Day: Southern Comfort With a Twist of Design

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South Carolina is famous for its soul food, rapper Young Jeezy and Stephen Colbert, but we think the Palmetto State should be getting some serious love for its houses, too. Exhibit A: This fine creation on the idyllic Spring Island.

This $2.895 million home fits so flawlessly into its low-country landscape that it's almost painfully perfect. Warm earth tones, highlighted by deep green detailing on the home's sprawling exterior, blend beautifully into the natural landscape which boasts matching hues. From every window, you can spot willowy, moss-covered oaks and glistening opalescent stretches of the Colleton River.

On the inside, it's an architect's dream. From its brick, wood-burning fireplaces, cherry floors, onyx-topped cabinets, custom cantilevered "floating" staircase and soaring wood-paneled ceilings, it deserves an award or something ... like the AIA's Robert Mills Award for Architecture, perhaps?

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Other features we love? A stunning separate guesthouse boasting four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private screened porch with waterfront views (now that's Southern hospitality), plus the property's snaking boardwalk, which winds through the oaks to a shared deep-water dock on the Colleton.

View the listing here.

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