Pelican Flight Drive, Dewees Island, SC
The form of the house is reminiscent of a simple, vernacular farmhouse, which in this case has been duplicated, offset and separated by a gap that mirrors a naturally occurring breach in the site’s ancient dune line. The slot between the house sections contains vertical movement, both within the house and along the ramped bridge to the seaside pavilion. The two halves are essentially one room wide, creating a variety of spaces with two, but more often, three exposures. Bedrooms occupy the ﬁrst ﬂoor, with public living spaces above with prominent views of the surrounding landscape. The sculptural quality of the building form meshes convincingly with the interior layout, creating interior spaces with variety and elegance.