2003 Home of the Year: Beachside Bliss

Surrounded by old, bent trees with lots of character, this custom home on Hilton Head Island, SC overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.  An architectural transplant, it reflects the owner’s East Coast heritage in its cedar shingles, calming gray-blue paint and crisp white trim.  The New England style house features a lot of detail, playfulness and design coherence, from the cupola details that cap the garage and library to the pergolas at the garage and front entry to round windows that peek out of different rooms.  To keep maintenance low, the cedar shingle siding was stained to weather naturally, aluminum-clad windows were used, and PVC that looks like wood was used for all exterior trim, including the deck railings and columns.

  • Architect: Mike Ruegamer, Group 3 Architecture
  • Builder: Rick Leach, Paragon Construction

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