Myrtle Beach, SC–Susan White, Founder & CEO of Classic Homebuilding and Classic Interiors of Myrtle Beach is a woman of many talents. She is an accomplished homebuilder and a prominent figure in a male-dominated industry. She is a sought-after interior designer whose designs can be found in offices and homes throughout the Carolinas, and she is responsible for the build and design of two Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Homes.

Now, Susan White can add to the list ‘an accomplished cook whose recipe for crab cakes was published in the August issue of Bon Appetit’.

“Since I was very little, I have loved to cook,” said Susan. “It is one of my many passions. There is nothing I like better than to share something I have prepared with friends and family and be greeted with oohs and aahs indicating that they like it.”

“I once thought about opening a restaurant and even chose a name for it,” she said. “Then, there is that recurring dream of publishing a cookbook or conducting cooking classes for people who want to learn to cook, or those who think they have too little time to prepare a nourishing meal. Cooking is not as complicated as people think,” she said. That’s easy for Susan to say.

The publication of Susan’s crab cake recipe puts her one step closer to becoming a famous cook. “That dream will have be put on the back burner,” she said. “I have another Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home to open and it’s right around the corner—August 18 to be exact.”

Located at 961 Tucker’s Road in Litchfield Plantation (Pawleys Island), the River Run, Georgetown County’s first Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home, will open for self-guided tours August 18- September 10. Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, and on Sundays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The River Run will re-open November 3 for a two-week holiday showcase.

Copies of Susan’s recipe will be distributed at the Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home. Where you ask? In the signature kitchen, she designed, of course.