We love to see new projects take the shape of their owner’s dreams, whichever style they may convey. Received by email, this rustic beauty in South Carolina’s idyllic community of Spring Island was designed by BRZ Architecture to become a family retreat sprinkled with reclaimed wood floors, antique ceiling beams and traditional tabby walls in the living room. Here, coziness meets rustic elegance in a living space complete with built-in bookcases and a crackling brick fireplace. Its makers describe it as an open collection of spaces: “The adjoining step-down kitchen and dining area relate well to the living area and use different materials to help define separate spaces. A rustic stained concrete floor, wood paneling, a wall of windows and a massive reclaimed beam create an impression that the living room and kitchen / dining area are different rooms. Also on the main level there is a laundry / pantry at one end of the home and a bedroom and bath at the other end. Adjacent to the bath there are closets and a bunk bed with built-in storage. On the upper level of the home there is an additional bedroom and bath, with the closets and built-ins repeated.” The Spring Island Cottage overlooking beautiful golf and pond views received LEED Platinum Certification and includes future plans for a 2,700 square foot main house and a separate garage.