The Seabrook 2 (A Coastal Classic)

As featured in the Winter, 2008 edition of Coastal Homes Southern Style Magazine by Leisure Publishing and Southern Living Magazine, August, 2013.

he Seabrook 2 is an adaptation of our Seabrook with special features for coastal living.  The most noticeable change is that the Seabrook 2 is designed to be constructed utilizing Insulated Concrete Forms with 12" walls and all steel framing for the ultimate strength to better withstand the force of hurricane winds.  These changes and others make our plan a "Green Design" that exceeds the Green Council standards for Green Design when constructed properly.  Other changes include the addition of a ground level garage beneath the entire first floor living space.  This area is totally covered and can be secured.  The large space is accessed from the main house with stairs and an elevator leading directly to the center of the living area above.  Five automobiles may be stored below or a combination of automobiles and boats when not in use.  Arched openings with ornate iron work reflect typical Charleston detailing and allow water to pass through in the event of high water during tropical storm surges.


This home is typical of the charming, historic Charleston homes with Palladian design elements tastefully blended into functional features that respond to the need for shaded, breezy spaces for relaxing outside and large open areas inside.  The design evokes the special, historic, low country style with terracotta colored, standing seam, metal roofing, tabby or stucco exterior, tall windows and high ceilings throughout.


This Floor Plan Has Everything!



The spacious floor plan cleverly presents a formal front side to greet visitors in typical Charleston fashion, and a more casual family area with fireplace that has views and access to a pool or garden through a generous screened porch.  The adjacent kitchen and breakfast nook has direct access from the garage, the dining room in the front of the house and the family room making it the true center of activity.  The circulation this arrangement allows makes this house perfect for entertaining.  A spacious master bedroom suite that has its own porch access, is located just off the central hall making it very accessible from anywhere in the house, yet secluded with its own amenities.  A large study or sitting room with fireplace off the entry foyer connects to the master suite further creating a living area within the suite if desired.


A central staircase wrapping an elevator provides convenient access to the second floor.  Three large bedrooms, a media room and a large bonus room with access off the kitchen spin off the upstairs hall.  Each bedroom has a private bath and generous closet space.  A central closet for linen is located at the top of the stairs, just beside the elevator door.  Attic access on all sides adds extra storage area.


Look for the Seabrook 2 in the Winter, 2008 edition of Coastal Homes Southern Style Magazine.

Classic Lowcountry Charm!

The Seabrook 2 (Insulated Concrete Forms)

It's In The Classic Details

A Classic Greeting

Designed With "ICF" To Resist Tropical Storms

ICF solutions by Plasti-Fab


These construction progress photos of the Seabrook 2 show how the ICF and steel frame construction come together.  The ground floor (garage level) is composed of reinforced concrete block providing the support for the Insulated Concrete Forms above.  Once the forms are in place, the concrete is pumped in forming one foot thick walls up to the roof offering unparalleled strength, and insulating characteristics.


Advantages to the ICF and Steel construction method when properly constructed include:


  • Construction systems engineered to far exceed all hurricane and seismic code requirements. Exceeds the 140 mph code
  • When pilings are required, the Auger cast piling system will be recommended. This is the most advanced and strongest piling system available. Where pilings are not required, an engineered steel reinforced concrete foundation will be used.
  • The advanced combination of steel reinforced concrete and steel framing
  • Homes designed, engineered and constructed to maintain integrity during extremely high winds and seismic activity. From the peak of the roof to the foot of the steel reinforced foundation, the home is connected to form a continuous load path capable of withstanding extremely high winds.
  • An engineered fortified roof truss system, stronger plywood deck sheathing, superior fasteners and weatherproofing membrane covering the entire roof.
  • Extra protection from high winds, fire, termites and mold (The most hazardous threats to a coastal home) is emphasized throughout all facets of the house.
Roof Framing

As published in Coastal Living Magazine and Southern Living Magazine!

Plan Details

4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths

4,209 Sq. Ft. (Heated and cooled)

Three - four car garage


One fireplace


Overall: 61' x 75'-8" 





The Seabrook 2 is a state of the art, green structure designed for ICF (insulated concrete form) and steel frame construction.  It has been designed specifically for coastal areas to better withstand hurricane wind forces and the potential for high water.  Benefits of this type of construction are listed below along with construction progress photographs.






New: If you prefer not to have a raised house......Check out the Seabrook and "alternate" Seabrook on crawl space with many new features such as a connecting garage and expanded living space. (traditional framing)




Ground Floor

Three to four car garage plus storage



















Main Floor

2,569 SF


Sitting room  13'-8"x16'-2"

Dining room  13'-8"x16'-2"

Family room  17'-2"x22'-0"

Kitchen  15'-6"x19

Breakfast Room  10'-2"x15'-2"

Master bedroom  14'-6"x16'-2"

























Second Floor

1,331 SF


Bedroom #2  14"x17'-6"

Bedroom #3  14'x13'-6"

Bedroom #4  12'x16'-2"

Media room 12'x13'-8"

Attic storage



















ICF Construction resists High Water and Hurricane Winds
Southern Living Magazine Plan of The month, August, 2013
Exceeding the standards of The Green Building Council

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