Irene Creek

Cherokee County, SC

The original foundation of the Owner’s former fire damaged home provides the geometry for a new modern expression. Wood and steel combine with water in this natural setting to inspire a sense of balance and simplicity. The form and openings are intentionally organized to promote passive ventilation and connection to outdoor terraces, pool, and natural landscape amenities. Additional design features include intentional day lighting, geothermal climate control, passive rain water harvesting, and use of native plants in landscape design.


Wood, steel, board formed concrete, and fiber cement.


Architectural: Scott Johnston

Landscape: Byrd Landscape Design

Interiors: Evaline Turner, In Site Design

Constructor: Ronnie McDaniel

Photography: Meechan Photography

Additional Photos

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