Residential architects who specialize in the hot, humid, southern climate

Shrimp Pond Studio Addition

Spring Island

This home was originally designed by Frederick + Frederick about 15 years ago. The new owners contacted us last year to design a studio, renovate the existing guest house, and create more outdoor space. The original guest house was designed for a golf foursome with two separate guest suites and an exterior stairwell. The guest house now has an interior stair that mimics that original staircase in the main house, a sitting room, kitchenette and 2 guest rooms. We added a small studio building which creates a courtyard and houses the client's hobbies. There are custom shoji screen sliding doors to separate the two spaces, made of 3Form and river-recovered cypress. Michael designed several pieces of furniture to coordinate, all made of the same cypress, with live edge walnut slabs used as a desk top and vanity top. 


Before the Addition

Design for the Addition and Renovation

Here is the courtyard after the addition