The House of Eight Porches: A South Carolina Beach Home

A Southern beach house eight miles from Charleston becomes an eco-friendly home away from home.

An asymmetrical deck and bridge zigzags around the live oak trees that are protected by the strict environmental regulations protecting Dewees Island’s natural resources. The bridge leads to an open-air pavilion that stands on a small rise surrounded by wetland. From here, the Yost family enjoys watching the many bird species that populate the island’s densely grown landscape.