2018 ArCH Design Award
2018 ArCH Design Award
2018 ArCH Design Award
2018 ArCH Design Award
2018 ArCH Design Award

Summerville, South Carolina; July 1, 2018 –– Architects Creating Homes’ has awarded Swallowtail Architecture another five residential design awards for 2018. The ArCH Design Excellence in Residential Design is an international competition and the winners were announced in May.

The Award Winning Projects

Swallowtail’s winning designs include five custom homes in the Charleston area of South Carolina on Sullivan’s Island and on Daniel Island.  Below are the projects along with the juror comments during the award selection process.

Luxury home on Daniel Island designed by South Carolina Architects, Swallowtail Architecture

Lowcountry New Orleans Style

“This creative project includes both modern and historic features and materials. Architect successfully solves the main living floor being on the 2nd level to to Floor Plain requirements, with a front stair and landing arrangement. Expressive metal roof elements. Incredible water park at rear pool for children.”

Daniel Island Park, Nobels Point Custom Home

Daniel Island Park Home

“Exciting features in this design, such as the swimming pool designed as part of the exterior spaces close to the home. Mastery of rich details such as infinity edge, stone, copings, posts, rafter tails, fascias. Interior spaces impeccably designed by this Architect. Attention to detail everywhere.”

Modern Style Coastal Home in South Carolina design by Swallowtail Architecture

The Gallery House

“This project has an inviting and comfortable-looking entrance stair sequence, leading up and into a classic modern stucco box on 3 levels. Simple design maximizes exterior views with sliding glass doors, including toward the water to the rear. Roof top is utilized with the flat rood and perimeter railings. Appealing lighting inside and out. Simple details yield good value added by Architect.”

Exterior and outdoor living renovation of Sullivan's Island home

Outdoor Entertaining Oasis

“Creative expansion of exterior living areas to bring the inside out. Successful project working with the constraints of existing structural elements.”

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The Doar House Renovation

“This Architect’s versatility is evidenced by the fact that they can not only design 3-story contemporary projects on Big Water, they also can design sensitive historic renovations like this project. The careful and measured use of historic railing pickets, scalloped porch fascia and decorative rafter tails at the top level provide a sense of history that appears like this house has looked this way for a hundred years.”

ArCH is an American-based international organization of licensed architects focusing on residential architecture, professional excellence, achievement, client value, and service.

Swallowtail specializes in custom home architecture in Summerville and on barrier islands like Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island and the Lowcountry around Charleston, South Carolina.

For more details visit the ArCH announcement of the 2018 ArCHdes™ Design Awards program.

CONTACT: Rachel Burton,, 843-885-9400