Painting floors was once a very popular find in older homes. It was a way to cover up what was often a not so stunning, plain wood floor. But now, painted floors add big time [...]
Houzz has chosen to feature one of our Daniel Island projects in their 24 Delicious Alfresco Dining Set-Ups Worldwide. We rated #6! We couldn't agree more that this poolside spot is the perfect place for [...]
Summerville is at its heart, a small town. A place with a community feel and a great quality of life. People who live in Summerville love living here not only because of the lifestyle and conveniences of dining, shopping, and Charleston's proximity, but because of the cohesion of the community. Swallowtail Architecture honors the community feel with a new project converting a residential home to an office space.
'Retirement,' isn't that a nice word? It likely brings up a vision you have for your life in your golden years and the activities and home you want to live in to support your lifestyle. [...]
Different jurisdictions along the coast of South Carolina have different criteria for elevated pools. The criteria is dependent on the regulations of the city and state, and also on FEMA regulations based on the zone [...]
International Property Awards has selected Swallowtail Architecture to again win their Americas Property Award for Architecture Single Residence. This year, the Daniel Island project, Lowcountry New Orleans Style, also known as the New Orleans Reimagined [...]
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 [...]