The exciting part of restoring an historic structure and converting it into a residential home is the details you uncover during demolition. Finally years of layers and revisions and changes are peeled back to reveal [...]
Journey with us in part two of our series about the restoration of the Fort Moultrie Ordinance House. From zoning changes to DRB reviews and approvals, learn about how we navigated the design challenges of [...]
On idyllic Sullivan’s Island, where the recent trend in home sizes could be perceived as bigger is better and more is, well, more, we are swimming against that current with our modest-sized, but filled with [...]
My husband and I paddled the over 160 mile long Hunter Island Loop this summer. The loop is considered by many as the ultimate Boundarary Waters/Quetico paddling adventure.
Swallowtail Architecture has been selected as this month's featured architectural firm in Charleston, SC by AIA CRAN Charleston. An honor bestowed on us by our peers who also practice architecture in the greater Charleston area. The home highlighted with this honor is the Gallery House.
The Home Builders Association of South Carolina recently awarded Alair Homes Charleston the prestigious Pinnacle Awards for their work on the Sullivan’s Island Renovation. Designed by Architect Rachel Burton of Swallowtail Architecture, this project was [...]
Swallowtail Architecture has been awarded two Technical Design Awards for Excellence from Architect's Creating Homes (ArCH). The 2019 ArCH Awards recognize completed projects, as well as projects under design and under construction. We [...]
Vote for Swallowtail for Best Architectural Firm in Charleston. Voting is open for The Post and Courier 2019 Charleston's Choice Awards. Swallowtail Architecture has been nominated and we'd like your vote.
There are far fewer more joyous days than ground breaking day on your brand new home! Recently we celebrated this momentous day with our clients and design partner team of LuAnn McCants (Interior Designer), Kelly [...]
Rachel Burton has been named Certified Residential Architect by ArCH (Architects Creating Homes). ArCH is the international organization of Licensed Architects focused on residential architecture, professional excellence, member assistance, and friendship & success.
As featured by Charleston Home + Design Magazine A Sullivan's Island front porch design should feature three things—a large front door, a grand staircase, and welcoming lighting, just [...]
Are you a gambler? How about we play a hand of Architect Poker? To quote the venerable Kenny Rogers, “you’ve got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when [...]
As the 2019 Hurricane Season is approaching and I am recalling the storms along coastal South Carolina in 2018, I am reminded how important incorporating hurricane resilient home design is. Since almost all of our [...]
International Property Awards has selected the Gallery House on Sullivan's Island as the winner of the prestigious Americas Property Award. Home Designs that are selected to receive this award celebrate the highest levels of achievement [...]
After returning to the office (post Hurricane Florence), we had wanted to share some of our experience about what to consider when returning home after a hurricane. We knew first hand all the practical to [...]
The Swallowtail Team and the Greater Charleston area were so fortunate that neither felt the brunt of Hurricane Florence that brought massive amounts of water and some high winds to North Carolina and significant flooding [...]
Swallowtail Architecture beat out the competition and was voted best architectural firm in Charleston by the readers of The Post and Courier. The Charleston Choice Awards are voted on annually by The Post and Courier [...]
Swallowtail Architecture has been featured in the 2018 Architects' Gallery of Custom Homes as published by Charleston Home + Design Magazine. The magazine's annual feature showcases the design work of top Charleston Architects. "Architect-designed homes [...]
Charleston Living Magazine features a recently completed home on Daniel Island designed by our firm, Swallowtail Architecture. The home in Beresford Hall is really a labor of love, two decades in the making with an [...]
We are so pleased to have been nominated for this local honor. It means a lot to us to see our little firm recognized with such a prestigious group of our peers. To be only 1 of 3 residential architects is a true milestone for our firm.