Indoor-Outdoor Living in Charleston

Ask a Charleston resident where they keep their snow shovel, and they’re likely to gaze at you cockeyed and curious. You’ll find rainboots ready-and-waiting beside front doors come early spring, but snow shovels? None to be found.

Indeed, Charleston’s temperate climate appeals to those seeking sunshine and comfortable temps nearly year-round. And it’s a good thing, because there is so much to experience in the south’s most celebrated city, you couldn’t possibly accomplish it in one vacation, one season, or even one year.

That’s why so many are choosing to make Charleston their permanent home.

When you live in the Charleston region, sometimes the best place to revel in soul-soothing sunshine is as close as your backyard. Some like to call this indoor-outdoor living. We just call it living.

Homes built for a southern lifestyle

Saussy Burbank homes in Charleston are built to take full advantage of the region’s spectacular climate. That means plenty of tall, stately windows for letting in natural light, and sunrooms for when you need even more solar rejuvenation. Wide, deep front porches that are meant to be lived on, not just looked at – sometimes stacked one on top of the other. Screened-in porches that let in a cool breeze and keep out the pests. Patios perfect for big celebrations or weekend picnics.

Our favorite recipe for outdoor living? Start with a grand, wrap around porch with pitched roof. Add in two perfectly positioned ceiling fans, for when the natural breeze doesn’t quite cut it. On one end of the porch arrange a pair of rocking chairs around a table for resting your sweet tea. On the other, a cozy swing bed decked in fluffy indoor/outdoor pillows. Sprinkle plant life around the perimeter generously. Top with a dash of southern hospitality.

This attention to indoor-outdoor living isn’t new. In fact, our Charleston region homes borrow best warm-weather practices from the area’s historical homes, and combine them with modern building practices and preferences. That means you can have your breezy veranda and your eco-friendly HVAC system. You can enjoy the aesthetic and appreciate the function of traditional plantation shutters. And listen to the calming tip-tapping of a summer rainfall on your tin roof, knowing it will also reflect radiant heat when the storm passes.

Beyond the backyard

The communities where we build feature green spaces that act as extensions of your backyard, putting stunning Lowcountry flora and fauna at your fingertips.

Take Summers Corner, where indoor-outdoor living is a cornerstone. In this community in a garden, every Saussy Burbank home is just minutes from the nearest park or walking trail. From first visit, you’re invited to expand your idea of home to include community green spaces. Like Buffalo Lake, where a kayak launch and shady pavilion allow you to waste the day in the very best way.

Nearly half of Nexton is devoted to parks and nature, with a trail network that winds through the whole community. They’ve employed the help of world-class botanists and landscape architects to make the outdoors at Nexton especially wonderful, so your morning walk can feel like an adventure all by itself. You can see a park from nearly every Saussy Burbank home in the community, so when we say they’re practically an extension of your front yard, we mean it.

At Carolina Park, Bolden Lake is 20 fresh water acres of Lowcountry loveliness. Launch a kayak or canoe. Sit along the banks and watch the nesting egrets. Stroll the shady boardwalk. Every Saussy Burbank home in Carolina Park is just a short walk away from an integrated trail system perfect for biking, hiking and running.

And Kiawah River is Lowcountry come to life. Set amidst maritime forest, this new community is emerging in remarkable fashion. It’s a plan inspired by stewardship of the land and water. Don’t miss it.

Wherever you build with Saussy Burbank in Charleston, the result is a home with modern Lowcountry style – outdoor living spaces included. Come find your Saussy Burbank home today.

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