On a private island at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina sits a steel fortress high above the island flood plain ready to withstand rising sea levels, hurricane force winds and seasonal brush fires. This 3,888 square foot remote coastal home is equipped with break away components engineered to exceed FEMA flood zone code requirements. Helical foundations along with steel structure, and steel exterior wall and roof panels allow for extreme 140mph wind loading capabilities and superior fire resistance. Completely off the grid, these homeowners do not have the luxury of local emergency crews.
This Cusabo Island home is a pre-engineered collaboration between EcoSteel, Ben Hilke of Hilke Development (www.HilkeDevelopment.com) and Seattle, Washington architecture firm Woollen|Studio, Inc. (www.WoollenStudio.com).
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EcoSteel continues to work hand in hand with Architects, General Contractors, and Owners to build sustainable, efficient, high end, and emergency zone capable structures.
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