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Kiawah River Nominated for Design in Great Spaces Award

Our team is thrilled to be considered as a nominee for the Room with a View category at the Design in Great Spaces Awards this year! DIGS a creative community created to honor Charleston architecture, décor and designs. The movement’s annual gala, taking place Nov. 2, celebrates designers who have made an impact on the local culture.

The story behind Kiawah River’s design…

Embracing the Lowcountry sea islands lifestyle, Kiawah River is a place where life is centered on outdoor pursuits. The master-planned community has been designed by a world-renowned team of architects that specialize in New Urbanism, sustainable design and well-crafted coastal architecture. And while each expert brings a different set of skills to the table, they all share one common vision: to design around Kiawah River’s natural environment. With 20 miles of shoreline and 2,000 acres of pristine land from which to glean design inspiration, Kiawah River celebrates an authentic Charleston lifestyle.


While the community development is still underway, the best room with a view on Kiawah River today is from the back porch of the farmhouse. Overlooking majestic live oaks with Spanish moss, the wildlife-rich marsh and the ever-changing river favorited by roseate spoonbills, the panorama views from this locale embody the vibrancy of the sea islands. The interior of the farmhouse is designed by Teresa Clowney and the outdoor space is designed by Beau Clowney Architects in Charleston, who brought to life the community’s principles of stewardship, family and history. The sophisticated coastal setting features a large oyster painting, a signature piece by Charleston Artist Collective’s Chelsea Goer, and a stately table hand made using the wood from a tree on the Kiawah River property – complete with bullet casings and all. Equipped with pillows, blankets, plantings and plenty of seating, the farmhouse porch is a favorite gathering spot for many.