Jun 28, 2011

~ habersham

For the third installment of the low country series, we visit Habersham, a small community in Beaufort. (If you missed the first 2 posts in this series, you can catch up here and here) My dear friend Ann built a lovely home in Habersham and spent an entire year planning every detail... and I mean every detail. She is looking forward to opening a shop, Pearls Before Noon, sometime this Fall. (1. I can confirm without question there will be plenty of awesome antique and vintage finds, and 2. I can not wait for it to open!) The Habersham community is as quaint as they come... porches on almost every home invite passers to stop and visit, the mail is picked up at the mail center in "town" encouraging neighborly interaction, and golf carts are driven around in place of cars... easy going, super friendly, and absolutely charming.
Near the entrance, more fabulous trees that say low country like nothing else... 
Another hazy day... super hot and super humid!







I got a bit carried away with the tree photographs. They are just breathtaking and I feel like I'm Ansel Adams... just shooting away like a regular professional! I could take pictures of those trees all day! Take a look at these lovely homes...

See the gas lanterns? Love.

I remembered this pink and green home and requested a drive-by... the trees in front cover up how adorable it is...

 Also an option, these charming townhomes. 

In addition to the sole alligator who resides in the pond, wildlife is seen on a regular basis... 




And please, don't ever use the 's' word while in low country (swamp)... Marsh is the proper and preferred vocabulary... My goodness, we must know and use the appropriate language. (I only made this mistake once)



This is the house across the side street from Ann. I kept saying it reminded me of Madeline's house. As in, "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines..."


I had to look it up to confirm my sanity... I couldn't copy the actual page from the book on Amazon, but here are a few images I found that prove I am in fact, not completely crazy...



From Madeline's house, this is the view of Ann's house... quite impressive! I especially love the light yellow paint and the green tin roof- not as vibrant here as in person, such a hazy day...



 And here's the front. As you can see, Ann didn't miss a single detail.


So lucky, because here's what's across the street in front of her house...


Next, we'll go inside Ann's home for an inspired home post... the last post in the low country series...
Here's the view standing at her front door... can you imagine?

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11 comments:

The enchanted home said...

WOW..what an incredibly dreamy spot. I can see how you got carried away taking pictures of the moss on the trees......so beautiful. I can imagine the show genteel pace of the town and this is the kind of place I have such a huge apprecation for as I get older. Your friends house is stunning! I am sure its equally gracious inside. Love gas lanterns too and we are just now addressing doing this on our new house.
Beautiful and very inspirational post.
PS Stop by,doing a wonderful signed book giveaway.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Absolutley gorgeous, romantic and dreamy! Just found your blog and have enjoyed reading the older posts
Regards
Jamie Herzlinger

Ann said...

Oh what a lovely neighborhood...

The houses are grand and gorgeous.

Ann's house is lovely and the facade looks really wonderful. Thanks for sharing, love and enjoy looking at such marvelous houses ♥

Victoria said...

Such an elegant home in a charming southern town. I am anxious to see the interiors. Judging from your friend's choices on the home's exterior, I am sure it will be fabulous.

Debby said...

I just want to live here! I could very easily become a Southern belle! I adore the name of her shop... sounds like a perfect blog title, doesn't it?! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. xo

Mary Anne said...

Good Morning:

I have just discovered your blog and I truly love it! So much inspiration about the 'low country' How beautiful and how wonderful to become one of your followers. As a fairly new blogger, I was clicking on to my stats and their you were back in April!! So sorry I didn't find you until now! So happy I did
Mary Anne

Cindy Lou said...

Wow. Gorgeous photos. So glad you "got carried away" taking the tree pics! Those trees are the bomb! I could seriously look at pics of them all day. Awesome photo shoot. Such a fun blog!

pretty pink tulips said...

I love the Low Country and these homes and magnificent. Love the moss hanging from the trees....very Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!!

Looks like an amazing trip!
xoxo Elizabeth

pve design said...

As a child, I loved those low country "droopy" trees and still do. We called them "Grampa trees"-
They seem to be like long arms and hippie hair...
What stunning images - I can almost feel the humidity and smell that sweet air.
pve

simpledaisy said...

Oh my....so completely beautiful! We were in Charleston and Edisto Island in June and feel in love! I love the mossy trees too....just so dreamy:)

ps...i'm having a little give-away on my blog! Stop on over if you get a chance:)

vdumas said...

My family and I stopped at Beaufort on our way from Charleston to Savannah last year. We loved it so much we decided to stay the night and really take in the town.. it is such a quaint place. Our favorite part was the swings on the boardwalk and the fact that my French husband kept butchering the name Beaufort. Ha Ha. pauvre chéri