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These units were designed as “scattered site” transitional housing. The units vary in size from two to four bedrooms. The exteriors were designed so the units could be located in the historic district where our board of architectural review has scrutiny of the design. They are located on various streets in the eastside neighborhood of Charleston. One of our goals was to reduce gentrification by having nice housing alternatives for people returning from college so they could be in the neighborhood where they grew up. Many feel the need to locate in the suburbs to indicate success.
The scale and massing of these structures recall the residential street pattern of their neighborhood. Each has porches that allows the residents to interact with their surroundings and enjoy the mild climate. The units also are oriented to accommodate the prevailing breezes so that mechanical conditioning isn’t always needed.