ISLE OF PALMS RESIDENCE
This custom residence is located on a small, pie-shaped, golf course and marsh view lot on a barrier resort island. The orientation and location of the house were determined by such natural features of the site as prominent views, existing trees and the sun’s path across the lot.
By placing the house towards the rear of the lot, prominent views were maximized and the disturbance of existing vegetation was minimized. A distinguishing design feature is the grand entry stairway and curved entry wall. The curved wall helps transition the house from the street to site and identifies the entry. The multi-story height of the main living space on the golf course side of the house is connected to the two-story entry by means of a continuous cathedral ceiling, creating a flow from front to rear and strengthening the centrality of the house.
Southeastern Builders Conference