Kiawah Island Retreat

Passing Time is the name our clients, football giant Dan Marino and his wife Claire, gave this house. They have been our clients for several decades, and each project we have done for them has achieved its own strong personality. The oceanfront house on Kiawah Island, nestled between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. We opted for a look that was not a hackneyed or cliche adaption of Southern stereotypes, but rather one that reflected the nautical, seaside setting. We created a great room with a number of different seating areas, and inserted clerestory windows to ensure that natural light could permeate the space. Now part of the family can play games while others watch sports and still others can sit and chat. This main gathering area functions almost like a club room. 


Interior Architecture by William Taylor  

Interiors by Phyllis Taylor

Architecture by Shope Reno Wharton

Photos by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn