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Breezy beach house inspired by old surf shacks on Sullivan’s Island

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This historic beach house has undergone a renovation and addition by Cortney Bishop Design in collaboration with Heather A Wilson Architect, located on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. The redesign of this 1800s ranch house was inspired by the charm of old surf shacks in the neighborhood.

Set on a corner lot, this cozy cottage already had curb appeal but lacked finesse on the interior. It had been stripped of architectural details, everything was white with a touch of gunmetal accents. The interior layout was proportional yet lacked any real main bedroom and the upper level was cramped and awkward for this family of five.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Heather A Wilson Architect INTERIOR DESIGNER Cortney Bishop Design BUILDER St. Pierre Construction

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The project team collaborated to reconfigure the floor plan into an L-shaped two-story wing that encompasses the main bedroom suite on the ground floor and a bunk room upstairs. Wood paneling wraps the entire home, connecting the new addition with the older structure. 

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Above: On the front porch, the entire space is painted in Farrow & Ball’s School House White, a warm neutral. To make the front door pop, the designer selected a subtle mossy green-gray hue that was inspired by nature.

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What We Love: This beach house on Sullivan’s Island offers a family a magical atmosphere to relax and unwind. The exterior facade is simply charming with its large front porch with comfortable furnishings and a hanging swing. The interior is equally fabulous with its use of reclaimed Mushroom Board, tropical wallcoverings, whimsical artwork, and black and white checkered marble flooring. With the new addition, this home is open and airy with a wonderful floor plan for privacy and comfort.

Tell Us: What are your favorite details in the redesign of this home? Let us know in the Comments, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other stunning home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of South Carolina: Inside this Low Country farmhouse in South Carolina with stunning details and Tour this gorgeous model home perched over dreamy Lake Keowee.

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Mushroom Board was used to clad the walls and ceilings in the addition and several of the surfaces in the old dwelling. This includes the dining room ceiling, a bookcase, and the screened porch’s chimney and vaulted roof. Mushroom Board comes from reclaiming softer woods like hemlock, cedar, and cypress from commercial mushroom growing beds.

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Above: In the hallway, mushroom boards are paired with black-and-white checked marble floors and doors and trim in a plum hue. On the wall is a large painting of a water skier on a pair of crocodiles by local artist David Boatwright.

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Above: Oak wardrobes line either side of this walk-through dressing room.

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Above: The main bedroom features a grasscloth wallpaper and a blonde cane bed.

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Above: The bathroom was a moody vibe with its mahogany wall and ceiling panels and black and white checkered marble flooring. To lighten this space up, the designer selected a stained oak vanity.

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Above: The landscaping is by Nashville-based landscape architect Kaiser Trabue, who added a large gunite swimming pool along with a privacy fence using six-foot tall hedges.

PHOTOGRAPHER Katie Charlotte

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Rowan
2 months ago

This is a beautiful house! Was wondering what paint colors were used for the front porch and front door?