One of Cobb Architects' goals was to make this home feel as connected and low to the ground as possible while still achieving the appropriate level of protection above the high flood zones in Charleston, S.C. The home achieves this with a unique yet beautiful proportion that keeps it safe and protected.
The homeowners wanted raised beds where they could plant annuals, vegetables, herbs and succulents, so designers added a series of steel planters to meet their needs. Since the space is visually connected to home office, the homeowners can enjoy the lovely view of their home grown goodies while they work.
This home's property is large enough to include a chicken coop, raised garden beds for growing vegetables and a garden shed. Pea gravel walkways stand out handsomely against the wood trim, fence and shed.
An inviting raised foyer with seating is the first thing you see upon entering this Mediterranean-style home. Recessed lighting draws attention to the comfy chair, and natural weathered wood floors add an earthy elegance to the unique space.
To keep the backyard consistent with the interior of the home, the designers outfitted the raised deck with furniture in similar colors, like blues and corals. Here, cushioned lounge chairs offer space for sunbathing, while synthetic turf below gives the clients' children room to tumble.
You'll never tire of that view and in the main living areas of the home, it's always on full display from inside or out on the adjacent patio. Area rugs help break up the open concept layout and oversized pendant lights make each space feel intimate.
This sleek home makes use of its outdoor space in several ways: A patio extends off the lower floor, with glass doors folding back to connect it with the interior. There is also a grassy upper yard and several balconies enclosed by glass railings.