PRESS RELEASE: Design awards for 3 Sullivan’s Island homes to Swallowtail Architecture

Summerville, South Carolina; June 16, 2017 –– Three Sullivan’s Island homeowners will receive certificates following awards by Architects Creating Homes’ to Swallowtail Architecture for residential design in ArCH’s 2017 international competition. “With prices going up on Sullivan’s Island, here are three examples that show how being brave and taking the risk to do high-quality design and construction can pay off,” says Swallowtail owner and chief architect Rachel Burton. “A home with international recognition of its design has affirmation of its …

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The Night Train From New York

I recently traveled from New York to Charleston and took the night train- a long standing dream of mine. I’ve always liked traveling by train and I especially liked the idea of having a sleeper car for my overnight trip. Overall, I loved it! The sleeper was really cute and very comfortable; dining with 3 other solo travelers was fun and interesting; I had time to catch up on a bit of reading; and my porter was very helpful and …

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Isle of Palm’s Waste Water Treatment Plant

How Do You Fit a Waste Water Treatment Plant into a Residential Neighborhood? The Isle of Palms, a barrier island of the coast of South Carolina near Charleston, is known for its beaches, marinas, restaurants and great vacation rental homes.  It is not known for its industrial plants, which is why Swallowtail was asked to help when a local engineering firm was engaged to design a new waste water treatment plant. The site, on the marsh side of the island …

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Montreaux Bar & Patio

Enjoying the Weather with an Outdoor Patio! Nothing is nicer than sitting outside, enjoying a cold beverage at the end of the day. And in South Carolina, our mild winters means our patios can be used almost all year round! The Montreaux Bar, located in downtown Summerville, had lots of charm, a regular clientele, but not enough space. What about converting the underused delivery-oriented back yard into an outdoor patio?  With a big new outdoor bar, complete with lots of …

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Two projects map to one beautiful truth … and an award

We’ve all heard that a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Two of our recent projects proved the truth of that and showed how a lot of knowledge can go a long way toward saving the day. It can even lead to awards, as in the case of our Sullivan’s Island project on an unusually-shaped lot … This first set of clients envisioned a pool beside their new home, overlooking the marshes. The lot was an unusual …

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