Unique Features of Luxury Waterfront Homes on the South Carolina Coast

Like most people, our team at Babb Custom Homes enjoys some cookies and milk every once in a while. But what we don’t love are cookie cutter homes that look the same and have no originality. That’s why we offer custom home design and construction for those looking to stray away from mundane home designs. Everyone on this earth is different, so why should we all live in the same type of home? Why not consider looking at luxury waterfront homes?

When we dream of living in paradise, we immediately think of luxury waterfront homes on the gorgeous Carolina coast. Living in the coastal North and South Carolina areas can be rewarding in more ways than one. But did you know that coastal homes have unique features that aren’t often found in homes elsewhere?

Coastal Custom Homes on Stilts

Thinking about building something like one of those luxury waterfront homes you see in magazine and on TV? We don’t blame you! We love living by the beach and we understand the draw of creating modern beach house design plans for those who want to spend their days near the sand, sun, and water. As custom home builders, we never want to see our hard work and your beloved home become damaged from flooding. So to ensure that your home is safe from storm surge and other flooding from nearby bodies of water, you should consider working with us to create elevated house plans for flood zones. 

Stilt house plans not only give custom coastal homes that extra “beachy” aesthetic, but opting for an elevated house plan will aid in protecting your home from flooding from the ocean during events such as a hurricane, king tides, and general flooding from high levels of rain. Living in a coastal area is amazing for so many reasons, but it’s imperative to make sure you take the actions to keep you and your home safe from natural elements beyond our control. At Babb Custom Homes, we’ll work with you to come up with modern waterfront house plans that fit your taste and style for your life on the coast.

Coastal Custom Homes with Hurricane Shutters

Most new homes don’t come with hurricane shutters, but when you build a coastal custom home with Babb Custom Homes, we recommend adding on a feature that is unique to most coastal residences- hurricane shutters. One of the cons of living by the beach is the fact that we are at risk of being impacted by storms during the hurricane season. However, if you work with us to create your dream beach home on stilts complete with Carolina hurricane shutters, then you’ll be proactive in protecting yourself against potential damage.

If you’ve never heard of hurricane shutters, they’re pretty simple to understand. Hurricane shutters in places like Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are used to protect your home’s windows from gale force winds and debris in the air. Without installing hurricane shutters in your luxury waterfront home, you risk having your windows break during a bad storm. And nobody has time to deal with that, right?

If you’re thinking about relocating to the coastal Carolina area, or if you already live here and you’re in the market for a luxury waterfront home that is custom built, you know who to call. At Babb Custom Homes, we’re excited to help make your dream coastal custom home come to life. We’ll be there with you every step of the way – from initial design, to the last finishing touches before you move in.