The ideal home space looks different to everyone but it’s easy to love the charm of classic Lowcountry design, especially when you are lucky enough to live in the region. 

Cornerstone elements of Lowcountry design include:

  • Coastal color palettes

  • Gorgeous trim work and woodworking details

  • Traditional natural materials like warm woods, Savannah brick, and Tabby 

  • Art inspired by the one-of-a-kind natural landscape

Perhaps you aren’t interested in going full out with oyster shell centerpieces and nautical coordinate throw pillows, but you are ready to bring the peaceful, coastal Lowcountry vibe inside. We’ve gathered a number of more subtle ways to introduce the Lowcountry to your interior design.


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Myron Martin Charter One RealtyMyron Martin is a native of Abbeville, South Carolina, and has owned properties in the Lowcountry since 1994 including an oceanfront condo, an ocean-oriented home in Palmetto Dunes, and homes in Wexford Plantation, Indigo Run, and Oldfield. As a Realtor with Charter One Realty, Myron is part of the Randy Fix team of sales associates. Myron and Randy share a passion for working smartly and relentlessly to assist customers buying and selling properties in the South Carolina Lowcountry – a family oriented, safe, environment blessed with a natural habitat for recreation at the ocean, inland rivers, and lakes. The Bluffton/Hilton Head area is one of the most environmentally conscious and sustainably planned communities in the Southeast.

Catch up with Myron…

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Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 school year will kick off entirely virtual for students attending public school in Beaufort County. This means thousands of families are embarking on a new kind of schooling beginning September 8th. With many parents working from home, the need for workspace has increased exponentially. For essential workers, creating a “schooling” space for after-dinner-assignments is just another overwhelming part of the transition to virtual learning.

For those with older children, simply setting up a virtual learning space in their room may be sufficient. Younger children will need hands-on guidance through Zoom sessions and play breaks. If you are able to be home with your child, you may be wondering how to create a space that…

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Julie and Debbie Charter One RealtyOne of Charter One Realty's most dynamic duos, Debbie Wood and Julie Lynch, talk business, the Lowcountry, and the secrets to a successful partnership.


Charter One Realty: Tell us about your start in the business. How did the first year go?

Debbie Wood: Listed and Sold my first listing and got a $10,000 commission...thought this was going to be so easy! After being named "Rookie of the Year" by Sea Pines Real Estate Company, I envisioned nothing but "Success" in my Real Estate Future!!!


Charter One Realty: What’s kept you in the business after your initial success?

Debbie Wood: Once reality set in, I realized that the Real Estate business was not so easy...yet I found it very rewarding. I always tried to follow the Golden Rule and…

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So many of us are working from home some or all of the time, setting up a home office is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Perhaps the most underrated room in the house prior to COVID-19, a home office is now the holy grail of spaces! 

If you share your house with another adult who is working from home, admit it, you’ve played rock paper scissors over who gets to use the “real” office, and who is stuck at the kitchen table.

And what if your house doesn’t have an office (or a spare room to convert into an office)? Are you both working from the table, possibly even sharing it with your kids who are gearing up for the virtual school year?

In this article, we’ll cover three home office ideas that can work for your family. First, we’ll start with…

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Planning on moving to the Lowcountry in the near future? Or, perhaps you are just considering the area and looking for a change of scenery. If you’re living in a metropolis during this pandemic, you might be anxious to find a quieter town with ample outdoor activities. 

There’s a reason Beaufort County, SC is the fastest growing county in the state. The Lowcountry offers endless opportunities to work, learn, and play all while maintaining a comfortable lifestyle in what is still considered a “small town”.

The entire Lowcountry technically spans from Savannah to Charleston, but our slice of paradise - Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Beaufort - are known for their hometown feel, slow-paced southern charm, and outdoor scenery. 

There are so many…

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Dennis Puckey CH2One of our Charter One Realty Agents, Dennis Puckey, was recently featured in the August issue of CH2 Magazine. Get to know Dennis as he shares his passions, path to real estate success, and favorite charitable organizations in the Lowcountry.


CH2: What services does your business offer?

Dennis Puckey: I have been a real estate professional for over 30 years and with Charter One Realty for 20 years. Our brokerage has been serving Lowcountry residents since 1986, specializing in residential and commercial real estate. When it comes to marketing and selling properties in our area, there is one choice: Charter One Realty.


CH2: What is your motto in life?

Dennis Puckey: I am always trying to exceed expectations. Whether in my…

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Paul DeLa Torre Charter One Realty

"Transitioning to Real Estate could have been much more difficult without the tremendous mentors in my circle," says Charter One Realty Agent, Paul De La Torre, who entered the real estate business 12 years ago, after a successful career as a Senior VP of Sales in the IT industry.

Drawing upon the skills that he honed in the IT Industry and the contacts he served in the credit unions - Paul has achieved tremendous success in real estate in a short amount of time.

Paul talks about making the leap from IT to real estate, the lessons that have kept him successful, and tips for buyers that are critical to the success of transitioning to the Lowcountry.

Charter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

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