This Sullivan’s Island beach retreat is elegant and sophisticated, yet comfortable and inviting for extended family when they come to romp in the waves of the Atlantic. We incorporated lots of curves into the plan and in the elements of this home to achieve its sense of elegance including curved bay windows, curved stairs and balconies, curved ceilings and curved window headers. All of the living areas and master suite face the ocean so you can hear the soothing sounds of the Atlantic Ocean while receiving morning, afternoon, and evening sunlight. The master suite was designed to be its own private oasis with a bathing area, sitting area, deck, and twin covered porches. Other elements such a the widow’s walk reference its location on the ocean.
Sustainable design practices were employed throughout the project and include the design of the building’s exterior where large overhangs block summer sun and large porches encourage outdoor living. The location of openings in every room enable cross ventilation. A very efficient HVAC system with a high level of wall and roof insulation also contributes to the efficiency of this beach retreat. The location of these HVAC units within a side building ensures a longer life span and less stress during operation. The installation of high performance windows and the inclusion of a recycling chute from the kitchen to the garage are added features that encourage green practices. The selection of exterior products based on long term durability such as the copper roof and flashing, Ipe decks, and HardiPlank siding, all contribute to long life span and sustainability.