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 exciting story about an unbuildable plan that was salvaged by Architect Rachel Burton.

Charleston Living Magazine Cover, July 2018


“Working with Rachel was probably one of the best parts of the process,” owner Brian Plaisance says. “I knew if I asked her to do something, it was going to get done. Her responses were almost immediate, and she took a lot of work off my plate at a time when I didn’t have much time to give.”

The Charleston Living article details how our team was brought in after another architect’s plans proved to be insufficient for the clients needs and frankly, unbuildable as designed.  Working in the Charleston area is amazing, but we do have a lot of complicated job site conditions.  Building in a coastal environment and in wetlands and marshes, as well as beside rivers and waterways; you’ve got to know how to design for these conditions. This is where experience counts and having an architect like Rachel Burton at Swallowtail can help to save a project that seemed destined for failure.

Dining room in open concept floor plan set up for entertaining

Rachel Burton is no stranger to having to fix bad architectural designs and she was up to the task.  At Swallowtail we believe it all starts with listening to the client.  Only when you put this together with our professional experience can you create a clients’ dream home in the Lowcountry and Charleston area of South Carolina.

See the full article on Charleston Living.

Learn more about this project in the Portfolio: Lowcountry Meets New Orleans Style