The Seabrook (A Coastal Classic)

The Seabrook

he Seabrook 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, Lowcountry style with terracotta colored standing seam, metal roofing, tabby or stucco exterior, tall windows and high ceilings throughout.

 

As a South Carolina resident, I often spend time on the Carolina coast in the "Lowlands" exploring historic homes shaded by ancient, live oaks with moss-draped branches. My family history is rooted deep in Charleston, so it naturally has an appeal for me as an architect. It just seemed appropriate to dedicate a home design that represents this region and its historic architectural tradition. And while this house honors Charleston's historic past, it is also designed for today's lifestyles.

 

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.

 

 

 

Functional Plan, Lowcountry Charm

 

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.

 

This plan is excellent for those empty nesters who want a master bedroom and all living on the ground floor and plenty of space for visiting family or friends upstairs.  It's also made for families needing plenty of space.

 

 

Seabrook "Alternate" 3,820 SF

The Seabrook Alternate plan has the same look as the original and offers an open, livable plan similar to the Seabrook, above.  An expanded kitchen and "keeping room" with fireplace open to the great room and dining area.  The laundry has been enlarged and relaocated off the kitchen and connects to the garage for convenient access.  We re-oriented the garage to enter from the right side and even widened it for more storage.

 

In addition, we added a fireplace to the screened porch and created an open deck between the screened porch and garage.  This adds a multitude of outdoor dining and entertaining possibilities for most of the year. 

 

The upper floor plan for this alternate version of the Seabrook, allows for three bedrooms and connected private baths and media/play/office space as before.  The stairs have been switched to the opposite side to the hall without affecting space utilization and comfort.  A large bonus room over the garage adds additional space fo another bedroom or office.

 

Remaining, un-finished attic space provides a great deal of added storage area.

 

This house really has everything!

Seabrook "Custom" 3,932 SF

Below, our Seabrook Custom offers some subtle modifications to the previous plans. Most notably, you will see that the master suite has been enlarged as has the master bath with its connecting laundry room. That stairs have been moved across the hall to allow for this space. A convenient wine room has been added off the front hall adjacent to the great room.

 

The kitchen has been reduced in size to allow for these modifications, but space has been made up for with the addition of a large, sunny "breakfast bay" window overlooking the garden.

 

Upatairs, we have economized by having two baths instead of three allowing more space for bedrooms and storage.

Plan Details

4 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Baths

3,684 Sq. Ft.

Two car garage

Elevator

Three fireplaces

 

3,684 Sq. Ft.

 

Overall Dimensions:

75'-6"W X 59'-6"D 

30'-0"H (from main sub-floor)

 

 

 

New! 

Now available with expanded kitchen/keeping room with fireplace, laundry room between garage and kitchen and autumn fireplace on screened porch.

See below!

 

NEW!

 

Check out our Seabrook 2 with full floor garage and storage below a raised first floor (for coastal regions), elevator, breakfast room/sunroom off kitchen and rear deck connecting to screened porch. This plan is designed for Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) and steel frame construction to better withstand coastal weather and protect against the elements. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor  2,320 sf

 

Sitting room  13'-6"x16'-2"

Dining room  13'-6"x16'-2"

Family room  17'-2"x22'-6"

Kitchen  15'-6"x16'

Master bedroom  14'-6"x16'-2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Floor  1,364 sf

 

Bedroom #2  12"x17'-6"

Bedroom #3  12'x13'-6"

Bedroom #4  12'x17'-2"

Media room 12'x13'-6"

Bonus room  14'x25'

Attic storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor 2,460 sf

 

Sitting room 13'-6"x16'-2"

Dining room 13'-6"x16'-2"

Family room 17'x21'

Kitchen 15'-8"x10'

Breakfast room 16'x13'-8"

Master bedroom 19'x13'

Master bath

Garage 30'x25'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Floor 1,360 sf

 

Bedroom #2 12'x17'-6"

Bedroom #3 12'x13'-6"

Bedroom #4 12'x17'-2"

Media room 13'-6"x15'-5"

Bonus room 16'-6"x21'-3"

Attic storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor 2,592 sf

 

Sitting room 13'-6"x16'-2"

Dining room 13'-6"x16'-2"

Family room 17'-2"x20'-2"

Kitchen 15'-6"x12'

Breakfast room 15'-6"x12'

Master bedroom 21'-2"x16'

Master bath 19'x14'-6"

Screened porch  16'-2"x24'

Garage 30'-3"x25'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Floor 1,340 sf

 

Bedroom #2  12'x17'-6"

Bedroom #3  12'x13'-6"

Bedroom #4  12'x17'-2"

Media room   13'-6"x15'-5"

Bonus room   16'-6"x21'-3"

Attic storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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