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
See WorthyWhat you see: floor-to-ceiling vistas of the Lowcountry marshes lining the Intracoastal Waterway
What you don’t see: view-obscuring railings. Metal cables run horizontally between the posts for safety and a sleek nautical detail without blocking the seascape. The Herlongs called on a friend who rigs sailboats for the job. Highlight of the house: saying goodnight to the sun from three stories up. The octagonal porch becomes the perfect perch for taking in the sunset at happy hour.