red roof

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a red roof found on Seabrook Island. This is another example of a metal roof. Actually you can see a metal roof on the house to the left as well.

The house shown also is an a common example to two single car garages on each side of the home. I think this design such that water can flow under the house during a hurricane.

Most homes are elevated and designed for storm surge to flow under the home without knocking the home off of its foundation.

Following is an article from FIMA about Coastal Foundations and Best Practices. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A red roof found on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

metal roof

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a larger home project. Specifically installing a metal roof. A little research finds the following explanation:

“Unlike many other areas of the United States, coastal areas require a different type of roofing to deal with the weather of the area. Though beautiful for much of the year, coastal weather can some times be very harsh. The roofing materials, that are used on a house in a coastal area, such as West Palm Beach roofing, must be able to withstand high speed wind, salt, storms, and many other elements. The material needs to be durable enough to not fall apart under these environmental pressures.”

Following is a link to an article about the Best Types of Roofs For Coastal Areas. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A metal roof being installed on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

painting

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows another beautiful tree in the front yard of a home on Seabrook Island. The photo also shows a fact of life that upkeep is part of owning a home. In this case the home is being painted.

They will have to use a much taller ladder to paint the eves at the top of the home.

Following is an article showing Google images of painting homes on Seabrook Island. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Trees, homes, and upkeep on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

driveway

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo showing one of the longest driveways on Seabrook Island. The palm trees add a nice touch. Notice the seashells in the driveway.

A little research finds the following: “From an eco perspective, these are the best,” says Sheridan Foster, founder of Elemental Green, a green home-building and renovation resource. “There are no toxins in the shells. They are made of a renewable resource that is a waste product from the food industry.

Following is an article on the subject about The pros and cons of 6 driveway materials. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A driveway found on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

live oak trees

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a Live Oak tree in the front yard of a home on Seabrook Island. It impressed me the effort that was taken to save the tree. Personally, I think this was very admirable.

Actually a little research found the the Town of Seabrook Island has fairly extensive landscaping rules which include:

  • no more than thirty percent (30%) of the tree canopy of the property .. shall be removed.
  • No living tree which is twelve (12″) inches or more in diameter at a point four and one-half (4½) feet above ground level may be removed or relocated without a removal permit.

Following is a link to the municipal code ARTICLE 10. – BUFFERS, LANDSCAPING, AND TREE PROTECTION. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Live Oak tree in the front yard of a home on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

pumpkins

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Not very scary but pumpkins fit into the Halloween theme. While out for a walk I snapped this photo and a few others where homes had been decorated for the season. In general the decorations are limited. In addition to pumpkins there were a few ghost and a few traditional Halloween decorations.

Another event to consider is the Equestrian Fall Festival which occurs around this same time (except during a pandemic). Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Halloween on the Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

Double Eagle Trace

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This is my second landmark as I drive to my daughter’s townhouse. The home shown is one of the Tarpon Pond Cottages. The cottage overlooks a golf course, has space to park two cars, and is elevated to project against damage during a hurricane.

Following is a link to the Tarpon Pond Cottages. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption One of the Tarpon Pond Cottages on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

an inviting porch

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a home I use as a landmark. When driving on Seabrook Drive I take the first left after passing this beautiful home. Sometimes landmarks are better than GPS.

I take the left to reach our daughters townhouse were we are spending some of our time during the pandemic. As mentioned, in the about page for this blog, where we live has become complicated during the pandemic. We are attempting to sell a condo in Charlotte, we spend most of our time in Lexington South Carolina with our daughter and grandson, also we are spending a week each month on Seabrook Island.

Following is a link to a website suggesting one can Find Your Dream Home on Seabrook Island. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A home on Seabrook Island in South Carolina.

homes with an ocean view

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo show homes which have an ocean view and are a short walk to the beach. The board walk provides public access to the beach and an interesting walk through the marsh.

Following is an article about new homes on Seabrook Island. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Seabrook Island includes homes with ocean views and board walk access to the beach.

live oak trees

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

On arriving, on Seabrook Island, you are greeted with streets lined with live oak trees and beautiful homes. Historically Southern Live Oak have been used in ship building, “specifically used to make curved structural members of the hull”.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about Live Oak trees. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Live Oak trees and beautiful homes on Seabrook Island.