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
This is a story about an old Summerville home, how it came to have a cottage and how the renovation of that cottage allowed the third generation of a family to live in the big house and the second generation of the family to begin the next phase of their life in the cottage. Rudd and Pat have lived for many years in a distinguished white house in Summerville’s nicest old part. Tall, with vast porches and staircases on a …
Designing a retirement home on one of Charleston’s islands to maximize the amount of living space located at the back of the house facing the long marsh views and the west setting sun while meeting the zoning criteria, demanded some creative thinking. But we were up to the challenge and created a 1½-story house with all of the living spaces on the main floor and the guest bedrooms upstairs. To satisfy the zoning restrictions that required a certain percentage of the living area be at the front of the house, we added a wing along the street front that allowed the main living areas to be located at the back of the house facing the gorgeous marsh views and taking advantage of the natural breezes.
River, pond, forest grove, wild flower garden and lush lawn are the views from this gorgeous rural home. Built into the side of a hill, the living spaces are organized as a series of fluid gathering places with large windows facing south, framing the views to the garden that become part of the landscape of the interior. The main floor accommodates the kitchen, living room, dining room and sunroom, with views to the north, south and east, ensuring good natural light throughout the day and a range of ever-changing scenes.