Country Club Drive

The front of this family home faces the 11th fairway of the Country Club of Charleston, an area of town that has roots stretching back to the 18th century. Tradition tells us that Ben Hogan, the Tiger Woods of his day, described this hole as the hardest par four in America at the time—and it is only a par three! The home’s round den, featuring a circular cupola, looks out across the lawn to this fairway.  

The rear of the home and its property face the tidal waters of Wappoo Creek—a quintessential Lowcountry vista the family wanted to capitalize on as much as possible. Nearly all rooms in the house take advantage of these picturesque views, and the main living space includes accordion-style glass doors that can quickly be opened to invite the outdoors in. One room within the home, the second floor’s barrel-vaulted media and game room, stretches from the front of the house to the rear, offering sight lines to both the water and fairway.

We wove the home’s design around four legally protected live oaks, which required cantilevering the pool deck and strategically working visual axes along both the breadth and depth of the site. The property was part of a Colonial Kings grant, allowing us to position the pool very close to the river high water line.