Franck & Lohsen Architects

Bells Park Residence

Palmetto Bluff, SC

Completing one of the few remaining lots in the charming area of The Point neighborhood, this new house will take a commanding yet appropriate position on an important intersection of two streets.

The two-and-a-half story main house presents a formal entry to Myrtle View Street—appearing as a Charleston single house. The more casual facade faces Bells Park and boasts a grand porch lined with ubiquitously southern Doric columns.

A two–story carriage house provides parking for two cars, a golf cart and contains the mechanical and service needs for the property. An intimate guest suite and an office for the owner opens on to a generous covered porch overlooking Bells Park.

The carport operates as a transitional space for parking or for covered family activities as the carport opens on to the family courtyard. This unique courtyard connects the carriage house to the main house with a pergola lined with a wall of shutters. An outdoor fireplace serves as the anchor to the courtyard, while a spool (hot and cold water) serves double duty for relaxation as well as a fountain.

Inside the main house a unique series of rooms off the main living area provides views well beyond the home. A feeling of a timeless house is artfully combined with all the desirable modern amenities.

On the 2nd and 3rd stories there is a generous master suite complete with a dressing room, four bedroom suites (one of which is a bunk room) and ample storage.

With a combination of white–washed brick and artisan lap siding on the exterior, this house evokes the look and feel of an historic southern home.