There is a good reason why this is known as the Eye Of The Storm modernist house on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, USA. Oh yes, it has just gone on the market too.
Also known as the Star Wars House by locals, Eye Of The Storm was the work of architect George Paul back in 1989 and according to Apartment Therapy, it was designed to replace the beach house of the architect’s parents after it was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo.
Not wishing the replacement to suffer the same fate, the house took on a radical design that’s both easy on the eye and tough on any extreme weather that might come this way. Hence the name.
This space age gem is still a beach house, located on an island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina and quite honestly, one of the most striking and eye-catching houses I have seen in a very long time.
It really is all about the curves. The outside is pretty obvious, a thing of beauty, it also looks like a alien spaceship stopping amongst the more traditional builds around it. Not for everyone, but definitely for me.
Not just a pretty face either. This house is built from 600 tons of reinforced concrete, tough enough to deal with even the most extreme of weather fronts. Hopefully that aspect isn’t called upon too often but when it is, you should be safe within.
For the rest of the time, enjoy the design, the indoor/ outdoor entertaining space (so many balcony areas here), the amazing views on offer here and when it gets a little chilly, an interior that mostly matches the boldness of the outside.
Not quite everywhere. Some of the rooms, not least the bedrooms, are a little more traditional than you might expect. But that’s no doubt down to personal taste. But there is plenty of drama elsewhere.
None more so than the main reception area with its double height space, walls of glazing and that amazing staircase and balcony area. Rather like the future we were promised 30 or 40 years ago.
Love the fireplace too. Note that the architect used bricks rescued from the original beach house to create a fireplace with one chimney and two flues. This means it can work as both a fire on cool days inside and as a grill for outdoor barbecues on the porch when the weather picks up.
As for space, well this one sits on half an acre looking out to the sea, with 4,047 sq. ft. of living space within, which includes three bedrooms, five bathrooms, kitchen, the dominant reception and much more. Check out the photos and details on the listing for the full breakdown.
How much does it cost to be stormproof in South Carolina? In the case of this house, it will cost you in the region of $4,995,000.
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