Planters Row, Hilton Head Island, SC
Entering the site through the dappled shade, the house emerges from the tree cover – a tightly rendered box of shingle and brick, with its roof floating above. A “detached garage” and a long, sweeping, cantilevered bay at the front door frame the entrance court. The beachside of the house to the south is less formal, characterized by a sunny exercise room extension and rooftop terrace. Ground level terraces follow the gentle topography around the pool, protected by the rise of the dunes. The interior spaces are arranged on the classic piano nobile principle, with primary living spaces a floor above grade, providing for broad views toward the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean beyond the dunes.