The designers used a light touch to ensure that river views dominated the living area. An airy chandelier echoes the wrought iron in an imported curtain rod that follows the curvature of the window bay. The linen curtains feature a subtle block print. A durable European Tencel rug is imprinted with a Greek key pattern. Wall color is “Pale Oak” by Benjamin Moore.
Long, wide views of the Kiawah River, peeks of the private Tom Fazio-designed River Course, a lush natural border of maritime forest—this serene property in Kiawah Island’s Settlement enclave had everything a buyer could desire for a second-home site. And as often happens with waterfront properties, it came with a few quirks that required some creativity to produce the home this couple envisioned. In this case, a team of proven professionals would bring to bear solid craftsmanship and out-of-the-box thinking to make the project a success. The homeowners pulled together that team with ease, enlisting the expertise of McDonald Architects and vet- eran builder Maurice Mangan. His firm, Mangan Inc. Custom Homes, has a more than 20-year track record of building and renovating homes on Kiawah and Seabrook islands. “Maurice had been rec- ommended to us to do some alterations and repairs on a previous Kiawah house,” notes the homeowner. “His team did such a wonderful job that we didn’t hesitate to call him.” Well accustomed to dealing with the intricacies of building homes in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the design and build team took in stride the