BLUE HOUSE

Edisto Island, SC

 
Blue House Plantation Edisto Island
 

Originally built in the early 1800s, Blue House is now used as a weekend retreat and, thus, needed a ground floor bedroom and more gathering space. 


Completed in 2009, this 1,180-square-foot addition adds wings to the home: A main bedroom suite in one and a small office retreat in the other. Each wing is connected to the home by narrow, light-filled corridors, which gently engage the original house. In addition, the rear porch was enlarged and enclosed to provide more seating area and to avoid modifying the home’s original layout. Finally, the front porch columns and window shutters were replaced, returning the character of the home back to a more correct period.

AIA South Carolina

Robert Mills Residential Design Award, 2012