Hilton Head Beach House

Project Description

Hilton Head, SC (2009).
Matt Taylor, Architect.

Innovative modern coastal home with CLT wood decking system.

Modern 10,000 sq. ft., coastal home. At the time of construction, the first residential project on the east coast utilizing new product material, CLT; considered to be one of the first CLT projects in the US. To achieve a modern look, numerous aspects of the building created interesting design challenges. To name a few: the architect’s personal challenge to eliminate exposed connections, large single and double cantilever spans, and beach location necessitated hurricane loading requirements. One aspect of hurricanes is the scour of the foundation. This house was designed with concrete augercast foundation pile support. In the event of scour, the house will still be secure due to this foundation design. In addition, seismic and liquefaction requirements are accounted for being within the vicinity of Charleston, SC.