Custom Home less than 3,000 s.f.


Dominick Tringali Architects
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Project name: The Erickson Residence
Project location: Beaufort, S.C.
Square footage (finished): 1,449 s.f.

Located in one of South Carolina’s premier traditional neighborhood design communities called Habersham, this residence blends casual, low-country living with modern amenities. The open floor plan was designed for both livability and entertaining, embracing the surrounding outdoor space as it opens to an expansive screened porch and rear courtyard. As a budget-conscious project, strong emphasis was placed on the economy of materials, unassuming details and a simple massing throughout the design of the home. Additionally, the client procured all materials, accessories, furniture and cabinetry from local vendors, resulting in a substantial cost savings while not compromising the finish of the residence.

The designer included typical living spaces of larger homes into this smaller, more efficient floor plan. Design solutions were achieved with a floor plan which was smaller in square footage but efficient to build. The plan incorporates all living spaces the homeowner requested with additional spaces for relaxing and entertaining friends and family. This was achieved by taking advantage of the site and warm climate through outdoor living spaces. A large, inviting front porch and a unique screened-in rear sunroom with a fireplace provide additional living and entertaining space.

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