Beacon of History

Inspired by a local lighthouse destroyed by a hurricane in the 1800s, architect Steve Herlong created an eco-savvy home for his family on Sullivan’s Island

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Kitchen Calm
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Kitchen Calm

What you see: a light- and breeze-filled space, thanks to a pair of large, high-impact-resistant casement windows. Reclaimed wood countertops and a tumbled travertine tile backsplash add natural warmth to the space.

What you don’t see: the double-duty cooling effects from the roof overhead. Made of light-colored steel, the covering reflects the sun’s heat and extends about 2 feet beyond the house’s wall, creating ample shade for the windows below.

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