Dream Homes

June 2021
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin


From beautiful vacation retreats to marvelous primary residences, dwellings in the Grand Strand run the gamut, with luxurious, inspiring options. Here, we present some of the region’s top talents who design, build, and style homes, asking each of them to present one stellar project that will hopefully spark a revamp, new build, or fresh approach for your own abode.

Saltwater Grande 

This fresh, innovative Myrtle Beach-based company provides real estate investors a broad range of services and is living up to its motto of “reimagining the possibilities.” Saltwater Grande opened in 2019 by owners Sherry Gustafson, Betty Robey, and Alex Szymanowski, and includes a full-service real estate brokerage offering services to buyers and sellers, a high end, luxury vacation rental company, a long-term management program geared toward year-round living for tenants, and offers management services for all types of properties throughout the Grand Strand. >>Read more about Saltwater Grande

Carrell Group 

The Carrell Group is an award-winning, full-service design/build general contractor specializing in custom residential homes from Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina and into Brunswick County, N.C. Nationally recognized as a leader in hurricane reinforced custom home construction, the company’s mission is to design and build beautiful custom homes with lasting enjoyment, value and strength. >>Read more about Carrell Group

Low Country Flooring 

Low Country Flooring has become known as the most reputable and well-known hardwood floor company on the Grand Strand. Founded in 1992, Low Country Flooring immediately became the Grand Strand’s most highly esteemed flooring craftsmen. The skilled team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience its clients have come to expect. >>Read more about Low Country Flooring

Annas Development & Building, Inc. 

Annas Development & Building, Inc, is a custom home builder and general contractor. We specialize in designing and building custom homes. The company was founded by Jeff L. Annas, in Hickory, N.C., in 2002. A native of Hickory, N.C., Jeff is a magna cum laude graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University. After working in management for United Parcel Service for 20-plus years, Jeff decided to pursue his interest in the construction industry. >>Read more about Annas Development & Building, Inc.

Babb Custom Homes, Inc.

Babb Custom Homes has earned a reputation as one of the premier custom residential home builders on the Grand Strand, with licensing in both North and South Carolina. For us, it is all about honesty and integrity while providing the best possible service and top-of-the-line products for each and every customer and home that we build. >>Read more about Babb Custom Homes, Inc.

CRG Companies 

CRG Companies was founded with the vision of simplifying the home buying experience. By bringing together construction, design, and real estate into one company, they streamline the process from lot selection to new home construction and everything in between. >>Read more about CRG Companies

Fournier Custom Building

Fournier Custom Building is a Pawleys Island-based designing and building company that specializes in one-of-a-kind homes and works exclusively building homes in the Lowcountry as a premier builder. >>Read more about Fournier Custom Buidling

Troi Kaz Coastal Group with Keller Williams Pawleys Island 

Troi Kaz and Jane Chapman are real estate professionals who have been working as a team for the past three years, specializing in luxury real estate. They work with buyers and sellers mostly in the Pawleys Island area, from Georgetown to Murrells Inlet. >>Read more about Troi Kaz Coastal Group with Keller Williams Pawleys Island 

Coastal Luxe Interiors

Coastal Luxe Interiors is a design firm offering project consultation for new construction, remodels, or an accessory call. We help with space planning, custom window treatment and bedding, painting and wallpaper. We provide retail therapy with our 10,000-square-foot showroom filled with accessories, artwork and greenery. >>Read more about Coastal Luxe Interiors

CHD Interiors

CHD Interiors is an award-winning custom interior design firm based in Murrells Inlet and Mount Pleasant. Our two retail locations feature one-of-a-kind home furnishings, accessories, antiques, lighting, fabrics, tiles, floor and wall coverings, and more. >>Read more about CHD Interiors

Sunco Pools & Spas 

Sunco Pools and Spas is a Myrtle Beach based pool company and contractor that has been serving the Grand Strand area and beyond for more than 40 years with fun, relaxation and togetherness. The company specializes in custom gunite (concrete pool) builds and renovations for residential and commercial clients. >>Read more about Sunco Pools & Spas