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The Lot

July 2018
Float, climb, paddle, or pedal your way to adventure in the scenic Blue Ridge

October 2017
In Mount Pleasant’s RiverTowne neighborhood, a Brazil-born builder and his design-driven wife relish life indoors and...

August 2017
708 King St. www.pancitoandlefty.com Open daily, 11:30 a.m. to midnight

July 2017
An unexpected offer prompts one busy family—two docs, two kids, and one pup (who runs the show)—to create an...

April 2017
Turmeric, a staple spice in Asian cuisine, adds color and flavor to local dishes

November 2016
Dedicated members of a church youth group create a thriving community hub, the Romney Urban Garden 

January 2016
On Daniel Island, Kelly and David Lyle mark a new chapter in their lives with a stunning custom abode  

December 2015
 Root Baking Co. is all about regional, sustainably farmed grains

An artistic family breathes new life into one of the oldest homes in Mount Pleasant

April 2015

March 2015
On Sullivan’s Island, a young family teams up with designer Cortney Bishop and architect and builder Oliver Dungo to...

October 2014
A local businesswoman and community volunteer turns a 1956 residence into the contemporary home of her dreams—without...

August 2014
Romeo and his Brooklynite parents find happiness in the Lowcountry

April 2014
The Lot’s Alex Lira offers three takes on local asparagus

August 2013
In some primitive and proverbial context, someone once mashed together crushed grain and water, left it in a cool place...

July 2013
A residence custom-designed for the Holy City and tailored over time to suit our climate and society to perfection: of...

March 2013
I started with the kale soup. Really, I wanted the headcheese, but my daughter claimed it. I wanted a booth, too

December 2012
Sopping the sauce, smelling the smoke, and taking in the scenery on four drive- and drool-worthy barbecue road trips

December 2012
Concrete, wood, glass, and steel headline one family’s sunny vacation home on the marsh

August 2012
A homeowner-led dream team blows the doors off our coastal vernacular architecture with a mellow merging of Pacific...

July 2012
A gastronomic trek through Western North Carolina’s new culinary star

April 2012

June 2011
You know summer’s in full swing when you avoid the sunny side of the street and instead leap frog from shady spot to...

June 2011
One family’s front beach do-over (and over, and over!) finally gets it right

Hugging 1,000-plus-year-old trees one night at the Francis Beidler Forest

May 2011
A move to the Lowcountry entails the unpacking and rediscovery of an artist’s lifetime of work

April 2011
One couple’s James Island garden comes of age

March 2011
A modern home on Kiawah draws inspiration from elemental materials

February 2011
A new-to-the-area couple finds refuge in a bold and unabashedly contemporary island “high-rise”