Brays Island, South Carolina
2005 Merit Award, South Carolina
American Institute of Architects
2005 Honor Award, Robert Mills Residential Design
An old abandoned barn was found standing alone in a hedgerow under the spreading limbs of a great live oak tree. The hedgerow runs along the bank of a duck pond, separating the wetland from an open field. The barn - painted red - has been made into a living room and incorporated into a cluster of diverse new structures containing spaces for cooking, dining, and sleeping - and painted green. Together they form an arc around the big oak. The arc, consisting of old and new structures, thus creates an enclosed realm under the oak canopy, protected from the open field but open to vistas of the pond.