Traditional Coastal Elements
Undaunted by the distance from the sea in their marshlands community, Sheila and Dennis Hood established an isle of coastal
tranquility through in their Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina home.
In keeping with sturdy and modest structural coastal aesthetics and in response to the local climate, the home features wide roof overhangs, simple details, and comfortable porches to catch refreshing breezes. Tabby, which was used on the home’s exterior, is a mixture of crushed oyster shells that dries like concrete and was often used by early settlers because its ingredients were readily found along the coast.
The Hoods’ bungalow also incorporated building materials historically found and used to construct homes in the area: corrugated-metal roof, simple wood box columns, and tabby-formed chimney and foundation piers.