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.