Spring Island, South Carolina
2004 Merit Award, South Carolina American Institute of Architects
On a coastal sea island, the heavily wooded site sits along a sandy bluff adjacent to a tidal river. Dubbed a “river camp” by the owners, the residence was to serve as a family compound where three generations could gather to enjoy each other and their surroundings. For an active family of diverse interests, the compound required an independent guest house, a large art studio atop a carport, and a primary residence with a tower/observation room/studio to survey distant views up and down the river. A sense of internal connectedness to the land and river were important.