From Rachel’s Desk
This unique building is composed of a series of four units grouped around a common porch with each unit having an entry through its own front door. Additionally, each unit also has its own large porch allowing the tenants to enjoy both the privacy and the connection to the community more commonly associated with conventional home ownership. Hip and gable roofs are alternated at these porches to add rhythm as well as to break-up the mass of the long building.
This three-story apartment building is part of a larger rental property. The building is comprised of bachelor, one, two, and three bedroom apartments. The interiors of each unit are designed to have an open feel with the kitchen and bedrooms on one end and a big open living space on the other. The variety of unit sizes and the interesting layouts meet the needs of a wide variety of lifestyles. All the apartments have a large window and a large covered porch-like balcony allowing the tenants to enjoy both their privacy as well as the sense of being part of a community.
An urban home for a growing family: this tight urban lot is in a great neighborhood, so the owners decided to demolish their existing home and build a new home to accommodate their family with 2 young children and a home-based business.
Retiring in South Carolina: the owner wanted the home on a single level to allow them to age in place, with a large veranda and screened porch overlooking the pool
City Hall Building – Institutional Design Repurposed Vacant Building into City Hall and Regional Library This city hall didn’t begin in the usual way. Now housing the council chamber, regional library, and the town’s only indoor pool, we took a vacant and unfinished 5-story office building and converted it into a multi-function facility that serves the town. The city hall offices are located on the 3rd and 4th floors, while the regional library is on the 5th. Twenty-foot spacing is typical for …
Not so long ago, Summerville was a small southern town, where the homes in the historic district had big porches, big lots and big trees.Our client grew up in one of these homes and when his parents retired, he and his wife took over the Big House, and built a small cottage on the same property for his parents to move into. Now it is time for one of their children, the third generation, to take over the Big House, …