Exterior of Daniel’s Island home in Charleston, South Carolina featuring a pool and two porches on the back of the home.

Before moving to Daniel’s Island in Charleston, South Carolina, the owners of this home were living in the Northeast and wanted to create a happier, healthier home for their family. They wanted their children to be able to soak up the sun year-round. They found what they were looking for in a special spot overlooking a private dock in an expansive marsh—and worked with the Max Crosby Construction company to build their dream home.

They wanted a house that was full of sunlight, with plenty of outdoor space and unobstructed access to the marsh. In order to maximize the light and views, the builders utilized large, unobstructed windows and reflective interior design touches to help them enjoy all the benefits of natural light in their home.

The master bedroom in the home is positioned to let in early-morning light, with vaulted ceilings and three large Ultimate Double Hung G2 windows from the Marvin Signature Collection. In order to let in even more light, Interior Designer Widney Pierson chose light woven shades and didn’t cover the transom, which is the extra panel of glass above nearly every window in the house. Pierson used bright white and teal paint in the master bedroom to further reflect the light.

The owners of the Max Crosby House decamped from the Northeast because they were attracted to the outdoor lifestyle they found in Charleston where they could ride bikes and golf carts around their community year-round. So, when it came to building their house, it was important for “the connection between indoors and outdoors to blend seamlessly,” Howard says.

When installing windows throughout the house, Howard chose Marvin windows for the clean lines of the window’s profile, including the concealed jamb liner. “You can’t find anything that looks as finished with any other brand,” says Howard, who also prefers Marvin for their superior impact glass—crucial for this hurricane-prone coastal area. “As a builder, the window choice is an important one because they will be there for the lifetime of the house.”

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Architect: Clark Design Group, Mt Pleasant, SC

Builder: Max Crosby