A walking tour of 6 incredible homes located in the Village of Distant Island, one of the premier waterfront communities in the Beaufort area. These unique homes feature luxury coastal living at its finest. They will be professionally decorated for the holidays by local interior designers and talented artists. You will be inspired with many new and exciting ideas for creating your own Holiday Magic!

Photos © Sandy Dimke

Sarathy & Wallace Home

Designer: Marshview Mercantile – Jennifer Hagenbuch
Home Sponsor: The Pool Company, LLC
Garden Sponsor: Palms on the Parkway

Found For Home & Marshview Mercantile will transform this exquisite, waterfront home to a classic Nautical Christmas! The homeowners’ love of travel will be combined with delightful touches of the Lowcountry lifestyle. Beautiful blues, whites, and pops of red will draw you to a far away and magical place. Finally, an assortment of florals and greenery will create a warm and inviting atmosphere that will provide the perfect finishing touches. This unique home is the perfect holiday gathering place for family and friends.

Branson Home

Designer: Tidal Creek Haven – Gillian Csernica & Courtney Tangelos
Home Sponsor: T.D. Commercial Builders

This stunning home was built with family at its heart. Built in 2010, it features an
open floor plan with an inviting kitchen, cozy screened porch with a swing for relaxing and an amazing pool/spa area perfect for outdoor entertaining. With this in mind, Tidal Creek Haven will decorate the house for a festive family gathering. They will embrace our Lowcountry surroundings along with traditional Christmas elements to create a special holiday home for all.

McLaren Home

Designer: The Social Betty – Maleia Everidge, Louise Mercer & Kelsey Bacon
Cristina Swinney Garrison – Owner
Home Sponsor: Lowcountry Insurance

The Social Betty design team will create a Christmas Showhouse in this spectacular waterfront home on Distant Island. From the exquisite entrance you will be taken in by all the natural light and sparkling water. The screened-in porch and fireplace will be filled with greenery and handmade ornaments as this is the heart of the home. An eclectic mix of greenery and floral will blanket this fabulous home. As a part of the homeowners’ tradition, the designers will incorporate the family’s vintage china. The table theme will feature a modern twist, a partridge and a pear tree meets the Lowcountry. The sconces around the dining table will be draped with fanciful wreaths and natural floral. Last but not least, the kitchen and pantry will boast candlelight and a pop of greenery and floral.

Bradbury Home

Designer: Sweet Bay – Maggie Engstrom
Home Sponsor: Grayco

“A Very Vintage Christmas” is the theme for this wonderful home that will make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door. Sweet Bay has chosen to elevate the French Farm House style with vignettes throughout the home from cozy to sophisticated, sometimes very playful; sometimes opulent. Enjoy the magical feel from the back porch as you appreciate the beautifully adorned tree and take in the pond view complete with abundant water fowl. You will love all of the creative surprises that Sweet Bay has designed for the home to make the holidays feel Merry and Bright

Smoke Home

Designer: Nuances – Laurie Thompson & Anna Kocuba
Home Sponsor: Summerall Custom Construction
Garden Sponsor: Buds N’ Blooms

Built in 2016, this lovely, open floor plan home features much attention to detail throughout. The family room has unique coffered ceilings, marble fireplace with beautiful fireplace screen along with many other artistic elements that will draw your attention. The two porches overlooking the creek offer outdoor living at its best. It is the perfect setting for Nuances’ “Lowcountry Christmas” theme. Oyster shells and driftwood will be incorporated into the creative holiday designs, elegance and sophistication. It will be oyster shell designs like you’ve never seen! A celebration of Christmas Lowcountry style!

Scandlen Home

Designer: Dataw Island Garden Club – Cindy Hooper
Home Sponsor: The Greco Group
Garden Sponsor: Lady’s Island Feed & Seed

You will appreciate the welcoming feel and beautiful landscaping as you walk up the driveway to the front porch. Built in 2007, this home was updated and renovated by the Scandlens in 2022. This plantation home, magically decorated by the Dataw Island Garden Club, offers sweeping, open porches with floor to ceiling doors that are ready to celebrate large holiday gatherings. One can imagine a southern Christmas Eve sitting by the fire on the back porch and looking at the lit Christmas tree along with the picturesque view of Chowan Creek. A perfect holiday setting!