Our residential design portfolio encompasses a vast array of project types in a variety of locations, but our objective remains the same: to understand and ultimately translate your vision into a finished product that exceeds even your own dreams. Swallowtail’s portfolio of projects include the design of custom new homes, historic restorations, whole house renovations, additions, and commercial projects in the best parts of the Lowcountry including Sullivan’s Island, Summerville and Mount Pleasant, Kiawah Island, Daniel Island, and Seabrook Island, and in Isle of Palms in the Historic Charleston area.
As a local architecture firm, with offices in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, Swallowtail Architecture has been instrumental in shaping our community and defining the architecture of the Lowcountry. We specialize in custom residential design, and we ensure that each home is built to take advantage of the surrounding environment. As experienced home architects we are able to take the style and the elements of each space and synthesize them into a coherent whole–creating beautiful, integrated homes that fit the site and your lifestyle. We are passionate about helping people and designing custom living spaces that let them enjoy the serenity and the the beauty of our local landscape. Whether you wish to build your dream home on a Lowcountry marsh, renovate your current residence in Summerville, or modify a historic residence in Charleston, we can help.
From custom home design to commercial buildings and urban renewal projects, we focus on creating coherent, beautiful designs that exceed expectations and add value to the surrounding area. Contact us today to discuss your project.
What Our Clients and Vendors are Saying
“Ms. Burton met with us, listened to our ideas, and was able to include all of them in the plans for our renovation and addition.”
“Some things I know are true; Rachel Burton, Swallowtail Architecture, really listens to her clients.”
“Thanks you for all you have done to design and create my dream home. Your part in my journey has been so important and a key to the success.”
“Rachel Burton was great…her calm demeanor and quiet confidence made working with her a true joy —I would use her again.”
“Rachel…has been a delight to work with!”
“I appreciate Rachel’s level of professionalism and warmth with her clients.”
“We are very happy with the drawings and client service that Sea Island Builders has received from Swallowtail Architecture. We enjoy working with Rachel, and Rachel’s design work is top notch.”
“Working with Rachel Burton at Swallowtail is one of the best partnering experiences that I have had.”
“We have worked with Swallowtail several times in the past, and were extremely happy with the creativity and quality of their designs. Our clients loved the designs, and we were impressed with the detail and innovative ideas.”