Family Retreat on Sullivan’s Island
Designing a Large Home on a Narrow Lot
Amazing family home about to start construction on Sullivan’s Island with views of Fort Moultrie and the Atlantic Ocean. Designed by Swallowtail Architecture, this new construction home is situated on a narrower than normal lot, with street frontage at both the front and the rear, so careful design work was required to meet the families needs, as well as the land use guidelines on Sullivan’s.
We opted to maximize the size of the living area including a large family room, a large kitchen with a stunning bowed wall of curved glass windows, and a wrap around porch that looks out onto the pool in the side yard. The wrap around porch is connected to a covered porch just off the main living area creating a seamless indoor to outdoor connection. A separate porch at the front of the home welcomes guests to the formal front door. Second story covered porches provide private, secluded spaces for relaxing and taking in the cool summer breezes coming off Charleston Harbor. Several guest suites and a separate master suite round out this home designed for large family gatherings. Custom windows, a distinct roofline, clad siding, and a fireplace define the lowcountry-style of this home.