Josh Youngner - Architect

River Residence

River Residence
Sea Island, GA

Credits
Architect of Record: Dunwody/Beeland, Architects, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Skywark Engineering, Inc.
General Contractor: Evans and Varnadoe Construction, Inc.
Interior Designer: KMH Design, Inc.
Landscape Design: Jeff Homans ASLA, Bryce Vann Brock
Mechanical Engineer: Total Engineers, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Electrical Design Associates, Inc.
Photographer: Ben Galland

The clients desired a contemporary design but also understood the fabric of the neighborhood would only allow so much. The design developed from a traditional massing and then contemporary lines and edges were added to it. Just as the river behind the house has oyster shells growing from it, the house sits on a rusticated oyster shell tabby base and a white stucco facade above. Ludowici clay shake roof tiles and steel windows and doors round out the exterior materials. The restraint on the outside was not continued on the inside. A much more contemporary aesthetic is found inside the house. The clients extensive art collection is put on stage throughout. The project’s success is a perfect example of the design team, construction team, and the clients all working hard to create a unique and special solution.