In designing the house, we decided to whittle down the framework into a series of small camp-like buildings. These buildings would be peppered along the river bank and be connected by a series of screened porches. The kitchen, living and dining room would serve as the main lodge of this camp while the media room/bar, master suite, guest suites and children’s bunk room (playfully coined “the chicken house”) would become subservient river shacks. The interstitial porches lazily accommodate dining, gathering or sole repose. This was to be an architecture not of object, but of collection. As a result, the deconstructed design belies the scale of the program and maintains the humility desired for a sleepy environment; the visitor never quite sees the house in entirety – only glimpses are experienced. Finally, the entire wood-clad complex was bathed in shades of natural greens, thus completing the receding lake camp imagery. Over time, this familial house has become a muted witness, lolling in the humid Southern landscape, ever ready to open its arms to the oncoming troops.
The project architect for this house was Chris Tippett and was decorated by the talented eye and masterful hand of Tracy Hickman of Hickman Design Associates. A feature on this house previously appeared in Elegant Homes magazine.
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All photographs by Richard Leo Johnson
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I never ever get tired of Bobby McAlpine’s work…classic!
Love this project!! Beautiful. Like the use of black and white photos in bedroom also.
Gorgeous home & gorgeous photography!
I’d like just one of those little ‘shacks.’
Beautiful project,. I am particularly fond of the lovely dining porch.
Absolutely WONDERFUL!! Love, love, love your work – you are all so talented and kind to share.
What a way with words you have McAlpine Tankersley! It’s making me pine for Bluffton all over. I appreciate the mention and lived the partnership. Two down and more to come I hope! Best to you all :). Tracy
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Beautiful work! Saw this on Pinterest and noticed your last name. My maiden name was Tankersley and our people came from the Carolina area. Would love to figure out how we are related!
What size are the huge windows and doors in the main living area? Love them!
I love this house!!! I especially love the huge windows and doors in the main living area….What size are those?
This is the most amazing house and your design fits the property perfectly, taken advantage of gorgeous views from every angle. I absolutely love the porches and how comfortable every space fits within them. Gorgeous architecture and beautiful interior design by Tracy Hickman of Hickman interiors in Chicago is a perfect match.