Nate and Bonnie Jones wanted a contemporary design that connected them to this beautiful site. With Eastern views across the Calibogue Sound to the Harbor Town Light House and Southeastern views to the Atlantic Ocean the plan’s shape acknowledges the site while providing a 50 foot River Setback. An existing house close to the South with double porches facing northeast created a problem keeping the side of the house with the fabulous views private. A series of masonry fins allow views to, and breezes from, the ocean while giving privacy from the close neighbors. The massing of the structure was shaped by the desire to save two mature live oak trees in the outdoor living area on the eastern side. The three story tower screen porch is aligned with the Lighthouse across the sound the long ocean view.
The zinc standing seam roof’s natural finish changes color as the light varies. The transparent stain on the shingles and large amounts of natural wood inside and out give the open plan warmth. The light wood is birds eye maple. The reveals in the simple moldings are inset with mahogany to pick up the mahogany floors and the tilt turn wood windows. The fireplace separating the living and dining rooms is a sculptural element finished with the same modeled stucco as the exterior. This project was reconized by South Carolina AIA as a Citation winner.