This modern family home pays homage to the traditional architecture of Sullivan’s Island while adding a contemporary twist. Classic gables and shiplap coexist with sleek black accents and floor-to-ceiling windows to create a comfortable yet effortlessly cool space for real estate developer Chris Riley and his two children. The designer sourced the outdoor furniture from Restoration Hardware and Four Hands.
OUTDOORS IN: The home was designed to create continuous movement between the indoor and outdoor spaces. In this living space, custom pillows covered in outdoor fabric by Perennials offer pops of color.
Sliding glass doors open the poolside seating area to the kitchen, and an alfresco dining room is just beyond the main living room.
Crave-Worthy: The kitchen/dining space is dominated by a cabinet wall that extends to the 20-foot-high ceiling. A modern wood and stone island lit by custom fixtures from Fourteenth Colony serves as a gathering spot. White velvet Norman Cherner chairs surround a Codarus oak table, providing contrast with the black accents in the kitchen.
An all-glass pivot door ensures visitors have a view all the way through to the marsh even before they enter the house.
Cool grey and green tones in the laundry room are warmed up by natural wicker baskets.
A Splash of Color: The Garapa wood inlay in the pool house creates a cozy feel accented by colorful chairs, which inspired the decor in the space.
Curves & Contrasts: An asymmetrical sofa in the main living space keeps the room open and allows for an easy flow. The plaster fireplace by Jess Kolar Artistic Designs contrasts beautifully with creamy walls; the reglet reveal in place of crown molding continues the clean, modern lines of the home. These contemporary elements are softened subtly by comfy chairs in soft colors from Restoration Hardware and Maiden Home.
The pillow is covered in McLaurin & Piercy fabric.
Steely Style: The office occupies one corner of the home and is highlighted by a stunning wooden slatted ceiling. Here, the black accents of the design, including a Noir console and pendant from Leo by Troy, merge to create a masculine feel.
Light is used throughout the home to tame the more industrial elements.
Wood Works: A notable feature of the primary bedroom suite is the headboard designed by architect Aaron Ede. Father-and-son team Steve and Andrew Baldrick of Tightlines Construction built this, and the other wood features of the home.
A spacious shower in the primary bath.
A sleek closet complete the suite.
The house pays homage to the island’s traditional architecture, while adding a contemporary twist