We are excited to have two new Park Circle homeowners settled into their new houses on Orr Street & Marigold Street just in time to celebrate Independence Day! Both of these houses have great outdoor spaces to entertain family & friends this holiday. Orr Street’s double French doors expands the kitchen into the large screened-in back porch. This is perfect for a 4th of July feast with family. Marigold Street’s large wrap around porch and expansive corner lot yard is great for fun, games & grilling out. Check out the rest of these houses in our Coastal Cottage portfolio.

 

Speaking of great outdoor spaces, check out the latest Charleston Home & Design Magazine’s Summer 2018 issue. This issue features numerous outdoor spaces including our family friendly elevated porch on page 170 (Also check out our newest Ad on page 50 & our 5-page spread “Fit For A Family” featuring our Luxury Custom Home on pages 86-90!) Our luxury custom home porch overlooks the large back yard and has pristine views of the tranquil maritime forest. It is a great space for the kids to run around enjoying sparklers, fireworks and corn-hole while we grill out a large 4th of July summer feast. Below are links to a few of our favorite 4th of July low-country recipes and we hope you will enjoy them too!

 

Head down to your local farmers market to see what’s fresh and in season- here is a guide to the South Carolina produce calendar. Some of our favorite produce in season right now are okra, tomatoes, peaches and, of course, watermelon. Along with the obligatory hamburgers and hot dogs (always a big hit!), we love the char on grilled okra, refreshing watermelon and a sweet peach treat.

 

Grilled okra is super simple to put together and makes for a great bite-sized appetizer.

Fresh watermelon and tomato salad is great to cool you off on a hot summer day. Adding some mint and feta to this salad is a must!

An alternative to hamburgers & hotdogs, this Carolina-Style Barbecue Chicken is also a crowd pleaser. A spoonful of local peach jam would be great on this!

Who can resist peaches and ice cream? We found this copycat Chick-fil-a peach milkshake recipe– everyone will love it! Also, here is a great boozy peach float for the adults!

Here is what to do with all of that left-over watermelon- watermelon granita! This is super refreshing, super easy to make and will save in your freezer for more hot summer days.

Whether you will be at the beach, in your back yard or relaxing on your porch, there are plenty of fun activities to do and plenty of good food to eat. We hope you enjoy your 4th of July!

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