J. Fletcher Biggar Architects
Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
The sea island community of Palmetto Bluff is a former game reserve & conservation area situated in the low country of South Carolina between Charleston & Savannah. True to the ideals of its founders, the developers have sought to preserve the natural beauty and unique architectural style of the region through a comprehensive Master Plan and design review process which mandates that all buildings maintain an authentic architectural quality.
Careful siting and planning afford each room in this vacation home an unspoiled view of the picturesque Town of Nantucket and its harbor. The openness of the ground floor living area layout gives the house a much more spacious feeling than its relatively modest footprint would suggest. Special attention has been paid to interior details and finishes to capture the simple elegance of traditional Nantucket architecture.
Located on a sloping site this 5 bedroom house is designed with a split level plan which responds to the terrain and satisfies the stringent height restrictions of the local zoning board. An open plan on the ground floor flows onto a large covered terrace providing easy access to outdoor activities. A "widow's watch" perched above the ridge line provides an excellent view of Nantucket Harbor while paying hommage to the island's historic houses.