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The Soundtrack of Sumter

Listening from their Sumter Avenue porch, Rob and Katie Arrington celebrate the sounds of Summerville. By Susan Framton From where a handful of tiny acorns landed on the forest floor some 400-odd years ago, six Live Oaks stand regally over the grounds of the home on Summerville’s Sumter Avenue. Withstanding the whims of Mother Nature, […]

The House of Benko

The stars are out in Summerville! Meet the Benko family, coming next spring to the new Magnolia Network series: Happy To Be Home With The Benkos. Summerville is a quiet town, so six months of filming a series soon to be the newest addition to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network went largely under the […]

The Urban Farm House

Inspired by the simply things of the past, the Castellano’s new construction feels like it’s been there for a hunderd years – and that was the plan all along. Houses tell a lot about the people that live in them. Custom homes even more so. They capture both the practical and unique style of their […]

A True Classic Revival

The Cuddy House has known many names over the course of time but Gretchen and Brian Cuddy have made this house their own. Although neurosurgeon Dr. Brian Cuddy and his wife Gretchen still consider themselves newcomers to Summerville, the home they moved into in February of 2021 has been a beloved fixture on the horizon […]

Organizing A Dream

If you were told that it’s time to follow your dreams, where would you start? Nikki Boyd’s dream began with a lamp made from teacups. A lifelong creative, Nikki caught inspiration one day to make the unique lighting element, and filmed herself doing the craft project at home while she did a DIY tutorial. At […]

Listening for the Melody

Like a composer turning a melody into a great symphony, professional designer and artist Michelle Woolley Sauter creates timeless, balanced, and thoughtful harmony. The rhythmic clatter of the train’s twice-a-day runs and the peal of church bells has become the soundtrack of designer and artist Michelle Woolley Sauter’s life. In the historic Coburn Hutchinson House […]

Waiting For The Watsons

For the Watson family it is the perfect house – and for the house on South Main Street, the Watsons are the perfect family. For the best part of a year, the house on South Main Street sat waiting. Beginning life as a hunting lodge in the early 1900s, the house had watched over the […]

Destiny By Design

Her grandmother laid the groundwork for the path she would take. Amber Hoover Bennett, with the help of family and friends, has followed that path her whole life, leading up to what is now her dream home. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question is one that most people have […]

Living History

Unexpectedly drawn back by the lifestyle of the town they left behind, Ashley and Ryan Wishman are at home on Sumter Avenue. Eating your words usually provides one with a meal that is hard to swallow. The dining room of the Sumter Avenue home of Ashley and Ryan Wishman is the perfect setting for Ashley to […]

Natural Beauty

Tucked into Downtown Summerville, a small home is rich with attention to detail. In the oft-instagrammed world of hygge—a Danish and Norwegian word that reflects the mood of coziness, wellness, and contentment, minimalist interiors are regularly eschewed for homes that feature blankets, books and baskets galore, among other things. But at Jessica and Benjamin Maier’s […]