Family-Friendly Historic Waterfront Home

Designer Carter Kay took a historic Savannah, Georgia, house and turned it into a family-friendly home. The home features a coastal-meets-traditional style throughout the main living quarters and a newly created guest cottage. Natural materials are paired with a neutral color palette and raw elements to create an organic feel.

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December 11, 2017

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson

Historic Home With Cape Cod Style

A wide staircase leads to the front porch of a historic Savannah home. The Cape Cod-style house features Southern charm both inside and out.

Guest Cottage for Historic Savannah Home

A tiny guest cottage nestled behind this historic Savannah home stands ready to welcome visitors. The cottage has a red roof that matches the main home, with both structures nestled in the shade of a large tree.

Metal Chandelier Dresses Up Neutral Living Room

A metal chandelier adds a formal touch to the sitting area of this neutral transitional living room. Delicate settees flank the fireplace, while the rope-covered trunk nearby adds an antique element to the space.

Neutral Transitional Living Room Features Natural Materials

An exposed-beam ceiling, wood-paneled walls and a wicker-frame sofa add an organic element to this neutral transitional living room. An antique cabinet draws the eye while mustard-yellow swivel chairs add welcome color to the room.

Neutral Coastal Great Room With Exposed-Beam Ceiling

Exposed beams highlight the vaulted ceiling in this neutral coastal-style great room. An antique fish trap hangs above the bar, while nearby a small round table surrounded by chairs offers another option for dining or gaming.

Cozy Neutral Transitional Living Room With Wood Ceiling

A pair of cozy armchairs nestled in front of the fireplace offer a welcome spot for relaxation in this neutral living room. The transitional space features a wood ceiling and organic textures throughout.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Wood-Paneled Wall

A comfy sofa and burnt-orange chair make for a cozy sitting area in this neutral living room. A rope-covered trunk lends a coastal sensibility to the transitional space while pulling double duty as a coffee table and focal point.

Neutral Transitional Dining Room With Hand-Painted Wall Mural

Rattan chairs paired with upholstered stools offer plenty of seating around this wood dining table. A hand-painted wall mural and exposed-wood ceiling add character and texture to the neutral transitional dining space.

Neutral Transitional Eat-in Kitchen With Exposed-Brick Wall

An exposed-brick wall houses a fireplace and adds texture to this eat-in kitchen. The neutral transitional space features industrial-style pendant lights and rustic wood ceiling beams.

White Transitional Bedroom With Work Alcove

Sloped ceiling angles add personality to this white transitional bedroom while also creating functional spaces. A desk and chair are tucked in one such alcove for a cozy workspace.

Coastal-Style Master Bedroom With Four-Poster Bed

A striking four-poster bed complements the coastal style of this master bedroom. Wicker chairs and a small table at the foot of the bed create an intimate sitting area, while a neutral palette throughout ensures a serene retreat.

Neutral Transitional Bedroom With Iron Canopy Beds

Iron canopy twin beds offer the promise of a restful night's sleep in this neutral bedroom. Painted wood walls and wicker benches at the foot of each bed add a coastal touch to the transitional space.

Neutral Coastal-Style Bedroom

Natural materials and a neutral palette create a soothing coastal style in this bedroom. Throw pillows and an upholstered headboard help soften the space.

Eclectic Guest Bedroom With Folk Art

An eye-catching piece of folk art hangs above the bed in this eclectic guest bedroom. Painted shiplap walls, a woven wicker bed frame and natural window treatments add a touch of coastal style to the space.

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