Kay Stanley and Curt Seymour referenced history and built a brand-new Daufuskie Island house that looks as if it has endured centuries of salty air and sandy feet.
Photo: Lucas Allen, Styling: Elizabeth Demos
Kay and Curt built history into their home with a plan that looks as if it has been added onto over time. Throughout the interior, the couple chose inconsistent window styles and varying board widths (on floors and walls) to create a haphazard effect, furthering the idea that the plan was not completed at once. Enclosed porches represent renovations the structure would have endured over time. “When someone enters our home and says, ‘This house is in great shape for its age,’ we’ll know we hit the mark,” says Kay.
A 78-inch-long porch swing stands in as a sofa on the back screened porch, which is Kay’s favorite spot to relax and design new fabrics.