Swallowtail Architecture opens a second office!

Swallowtail Architecture, Mount Pleasant; May 23, 2017 – Exciting things are happening at Swallowtail Architecture and we are pleased to announce that we have opened a second office! The new space is located at 1470 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in suite #29 EDISTO. Rachel will regularly be in the Ben Sawyer Office on Thursdays and by appointment. If you live in Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island or the Isle of Palms, we think you will find this meeting location more convenient than …

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FAQ: Do You Have Experience on Sullivan’s? Kiawah? Daniel Island? My Neighborhood?

This is part of an on going series answering the questions I get asked most frequently Do you have experience in my particular neighborhood? The bigger context of South Carolina and the experience of designing coastal homes is far more of an issue than a history with a particular zoning board or municipality. It is absolutely crucial that your architect have experience with projects that take into account hurricanes (high wind conditions and lots of rain), soil conditions, base flood …

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Swallowtail Architecture wins BZA Approval for Fort Moultire’s Ordinance Shop to become a Special Exception Residential Building

Sullivan’s Island, SC; May 12, 2017 – Swallowtail Architecture of Summerville has BZA approval to classify a Fort Moultrie building dating back to the 1800s as a ‘Special Exception’. The Sullivan Island project, one of Swallowtail’s three current Lowcountry historic renovations, originally served as an Ordinance Shop within the fort. In January, the project received Conceptual Design Approval and in March unanimous Preliminary Approval from Sullivan’s Island Design Review Board to strip away later additions, uncover the original building and …

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The Restoration of Fort Moultrie’s 1890’s Ordinance Shop

Tucked away on Sullivan’s Island’s Thompson Street is a small gem waiting to be uncovered and restored. Hidden under a layer of vinyl siding and almost dwarfed by a rear addition, is a small brick building with a simple gable roof that back in the 1890’s used to be an Ordinance Shop for Fort Moultrie. Like many of the Fort’s buildings it was sold after the Fort was decommissioned and converted to residential use. Looking at it now, it is hard …

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Architecture for Aging

Our homeowner, Ann, was featured in an article in the Post and Courier article titled “Architecture for Aging’. The article was about how home design features help older adults to maintain full mobility and a high degree of safely in their homes. For access to the full story in the Post and Courier archives, see: goo.gl/pgRDmD

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