INTERCOASTAL CAROLINA – ORCHID IV
The intercoastal waterway and river front living in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina create an opportunity to blend traditional waterfront and inland architectural styles. This style is also interchangeable with upcountry Caribbean-style homes. Characteristic themes are the blending of Colonial English influences with tropical considerations. Aspects of this approach include light colors, divided windows, provincial massing shapes and increased detail on the smaller elements.
The Orchid IV starts with the Decoy floor plan with altered exterior wall facades and roof shapes to create a simpler, more Colonial look. Other defining components are cedar shingles that cover the exterior for a classic coastal feel, windows and trim painted white, classic window shapes with true divides, exposed rafter tails, finials at gable peaks, an awning roof over the garage door and shingle roofing.