Waterside Retreat: Lowcountry Home on the Marsh

Vast stretches of marshland surround this home on James Island, S.C., treating the owners to views of the Lowcountry and all the plants and wildlife that inhabit it. Raised walkways follow along the water's edge and give the owners a path to the patio and deck, without disturbing the serene setting.

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Photo By: Carolina Landscape

Waterfront Exterior With Deck Walkways

Marsh grasses surround this waterfront home that includes multiple outdoor areas—patios, decks and grassy lawns—to make the most of the picturesque setting.

Exterior With Deck Walkway and Grasses

Palms and ornamental grasses match the look of the marsh grasses near this waterfront home.

Backyard With Wood Walkways

Wood walkways have the feel of a dock, fitting in well with this yard's waterfront setting.

Waterfront Yard and Grass

In this striking yard, green lawns roll right down to the water's edge and blend seamlessly with the native grasses.

Deck Walkway and Foliage

Walkways made of deck planking fit perfectly with this home's beachy setting. Bright green foliage is a pretty contrast to the natural wood.

Wood Walkway Around House

Decks and walkways wrap around this waterfront home, making the most of the views.

Waterfront Yard With Modern Patio

Angular patios nestle into emerald green lawns in this beautifully landscaped yard that rolls right down to water's edge.

Stone and Wood Patio and Yard

Wood planks cut into this stone patio to add an unusual note of texture.

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