Johns Island, SC
At once a spectacle and a celebration, this house is its own micro-urban environment, where landscape merges with the built artifact and home merges work/play.
This residence provides a courtyard house setting for work, daily living and play. It includes a full range of sustainable features. A two-bedroom guesthouse complements the spatial generosity of the main house, all connected by the pool terrace. A separate office overlooks the compound.
One arrives at the house having wandered through the dappled shade of second growth forest. The house entrance, not obvious, is announced by the broad angular copper bay raising its end at a cornered stone entry court. The forms and spaces, sculpted to the landscape and the sunlight, are a labyrinth of light/dark, refined/raw, severe/delicate, and transparent/opaque.