Inspired by the traditional hip-roofed covered front porches, high ceilings, and large windows of Low Country vernacular, this home is a respectful modern take on the architectural style. Its distinctive use of materials brings new contrast to the exterior façade, while gabled heights between the main house and accessory garage tucked to the side pay homage to the style. Intimate spaces are separated from the more public, gathering spaces visually and spatially through an interior layout that is organized along a central axis extending from curved, barreled entrance and foyer to the interior living spaces that extend through the covered patio to the outdoor patio and pool beyond.
Built into the landscape, it takes advantage of its steep elevation to create a lower-level entertainment area featuring exercise, game, theater, sauna, and bar space with a full walk-out tucked behind a retaining wall for added privacy. The home also offers a number of amenities like pool rooms and a guest suite above the garage, and flanking master suite wing and functional kitchen, sunroom, and pantry spaces on the main level. Its combination of rooflines; use of natural stone, robust timbered columns, and black-framed windows; and siting create a grounded, well-balanced presence.
This Low Country-inspired residence embraces modern details in a thoughtful and respectful manner, prioritizing privacy through layout and siting, while also providing ample opportunity for the clients to entertain guests.