Shelter Custom-Built Living, a design-build firm specializing in one-of-a-kind homes, is known for its visionary approach to modern vernacular architecture. With new twists on traditional Lowcountry style, Shelter’s projects are always full of pleasant surprises. The home we’ll see today, a 6,065-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath house on Captain’s Island, is the result of a brilliant […]


Rae Redmond is a third-generation builder, so when he tells you about one of the favorite homes he’s ever built, you know it will be good. The home we’ll see today, a 6,980-square-foot slice of heaven on the Isle of Palms, affectionately named “Sunsational,” was designed to take your breath away from the moment you […]


The homeowners of this peaceful Daniel Island home have a history of living on the water. From Lake Norman just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Wild Dunes, water defines their homeownership story during the years they were raising a family. Now with two grown daughters, the couple decided it was time to build a […]


Alexandre Fleuren’s clients were living in Amsterdam when they contacted her about refreshing their home before their return to the United States. The six-bedroom, five-bath, 5,100-square-foot home in I’On was built in 2011 when the couple had two young sons. A decade later, the family’s lifestyle, needs and preferences had evolved significantly. With the boys […]


There’s a contemporary notion going on in American architecture. It resurges every few years, and the movement is afoot right now,” architect Marc Camens says. When Camens is inclined to expound on the intersection of history, philosophy, psychology and architecture, we’re going to learn something, and one of those magic moments is about to happen. […]


Close your eyes for a moment and imagine this serene scene: a rural-like landscape with moss-draped live oaks swaying in the slight breeze, the salt marsh croaking with tree frogs, the calm rustling of spartina growing on the edges of the tidal creek. Now open your eyes and experience the peace of wading egrets; the […]


When your design clients are world travelers with a trove of art, collections, antiques and exotic treasures to incorporate into a new construction home, you have to bring your A game. As the designer for hundreds of high-end residential projects and high-profile commercial projects, such as The Restoration on King, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina […]


Designer Randolph Cooper’s familiarity with resort-style design aligned with the needs of homeowners Kim and David Siddons. The couple purchased their vacation home overlooking a pond on one of Kiawah Island’s golf courses, where they planned to build a base camp for extended family, including their grown children and their first grandchild. They visited Southeastern […]


WHEN Londoner Helli Luck picked up her first paintbrush at 5 years old, she knew that she wanted to be an artist—and that dream carried her through to making it a reality. Winning her first award at 12, she went on to have her work displayed in the Mall Galleries in London and did a […]


When a local family decided to build their dream home, they knew exactly what they wanted: an environmentally friendly, tech-savvy, modern house with organic materials, abundant natural light and large-format windows to frame the incredible views. They also wanted a minimalist aesthetic and multiple spaces for their teenagers and friends to hang out. Built by […]