To oversee the project, LeeAnn and Walter turned to architect Tim Adams, who had just completed a house nearby, and designer Douglas Herrin, who the couple had worked with for more than 10 years on their primary residence in Atlanta. “It was a perfect collaboration from the onset,” says LeeAnn. “Douglas knew our family so well and understood our lifestyle, and Tim had the architectural vision we needed.”
The result is a home that defers to nature, something that seems to inherently come with a setting such as this. Approachable and familiar, it offers a fresh take on a Lowcountry raised cottage with wide steps, a deep front porch, sturdy columns, and a trio of dormer windows. The home’s precise proportions, welcoming scale, and hand-crafted materials establish a sense of permanence. Reclaimed Old Chicago brick pairs with rough mortar in a creamy white hue based on the color of the local sand. Wood siding on the wings and a mix of cedar shingles and copper on the roof instill the patina of a historic structure that could have evolved over the ages.