In Charleston, the narrow, "single houses" were built at right angles to the street in part because buildings were taxed according to the length of their frontage. Designed for a narrow lot as many Charleston homes were, The East Bay is larger than it appears. Compact, efficient and open, the plan unfolds to reveal generous living space considering its 2,179 square feet (2,669 with bonus room). The double, side porch, or piazza, is a tradition in Charleston residential design. It has historical precedence in that it allowed sea breezes to move freely from one end to the other and offered a shaded haven for rooms on both floors. The deep brown brick foundation, so uniquely Charleston, and the subtly painted siding accented by shutters and iron work of "Charleston Green" add to the famous architectural charm. Again, the raised seam, metal roof repeats a local theme in color and style.
The entry foyer opens immediately to a sizeable living room and dining area with direct access to the covered porch on the side. An efficient kitchen and laundry area are accessible from opposite ends, simplifying circulation to the rest of the house. A family room with high beamed ceiling and corner fireplace separate the two car garage from the rest of the house and open to a spacious deck for outside dining and entertaining.