Collection by Jaime Gillin

A Modern Home in a South Carolina Marsh


In our July/August issue we profile a stunning modern home designed by architect James Choate of the Atlanta firm Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein. Located in a 5,000-acre nature preserve in South Carolina, the house is a rare instance of bold contemporary architecture in the region; as Choate puts it, "to put a contemporary house in the Lowcountry is a real shocker." We shared a single image in our Houses We Love column; to see more of the glass-walled great room, inside and out, click through our slideshow.

The house is set in a privately owned nature preserve halfway between Charleston and Savannah, on an isthmus between a...
Choate built the house with weathered fieldstone on the lower level and clear-grained cedar above.
The grand, glass-walled great room is a loft-like space that incorporates living room and dining area.
Choate selected maintenance-free materials for the project wherever possible, including the stone on this fireplace,...