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Project Breakdown: Escape-Driven Beach House

When an old Savannah family wanted a fresh, new retreat on Tybee Island to return to every Summer, we envisioned open spaces with lots of natural light. When you combine our vision with the functional needs of a large family looking to each experience their own interpretation of an escape, the home becomes a versatile, ever-changing space. The end result is a dwelling by the shore that focuses on community and honoring the past by designing shared living areas and incorporating treasured keepsakes from the family tree. 1. We covered the walls and ceilings with paint grade butt-joint paneling for a simple nautical feel that makes this new build look like a settled beach escape. 2. Leaving the structural beams exposed gives the new construction architectural interest and integrity. 3. High wainscoting throughout the hallways allowed for the perfect gallery space to hang family photos. 4. We kept the…