Wadmalaw Residence

Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

The design of this new residence was based on Tarva, an 1830s plantation outside Albany, Georgia. Two intersecting halls define the four core rooms of the house: library, formal living room, guest room and kitchen. A study and informal family entrance provides access to the private master suite beyond. The walls of the main circulation space feature hand painted murals depicting Wadmalaw River landscapes. A custom wood compass rose was installed where the two halls intersect. Three distinct mantel designs were inspired by those at Prospect Hill Plantation on Edisto Island, Gaineswood House in Alabama and the Aiken Rhett House in Charleston. The profile of Greek Revival plaster crown mould at the Aiken Rhett House was used as precedent. Mahogany triple hung windows can be opened to the wide entry porch with sweeping views to Wadmalaw Sound.