Relaxing Metal Cottage on St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc. manufactured and supplied this preconstructed metal building in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, in June of 2017.
Currently, it functions as part of an intimate getaway known as Bird Foot Landing, a quaint, peaceful cottage and retreat that caters to visitors of historic Beaufort, South Carolina. The 68’x40’x12.5’ barndominium style metal building is comprised of premium-quality steel, yet it boasts the look and feel of a classic seaside residence, serving as a prime example of just how far steel construction has come through the years in terms of design and aesthetics.
Ideal for couples looking to relax and unwind while overlooking the neighboring pond, the steel cottage features an eye-catching, Misty Grey exterior and complementing white trim. Overhead, its rugged metal roof helps guard against corrosion and offers a 5:12 pitch, while 6-inch rain gutters help divert water off the roof and away from the steel retreat’s foundation.
The cottage also features (6) framed openings, among them (2) 3070 openings enclosing (2) 3070 commercial structural doors, (2) 10’x14’ openings enclosing (2) 10’x14’ overhead doors, (1) 10’x10’ opening harboring (1) 10’x10’ overhead door and (1) 3’x3’ window. Additional characteristics include a 10-psf snow load and a 144-mph wind load, the latter of which was an accommodation made with regard for the strong storm and hurricane activity that sometimes comes through the island.
A Quintessential Seaside Getaway
Visitors of this 500 square-foot steel resort enjoy access to kayaks and a canoe, and they also get a complimentary pass to the nearby Hunting Island State Park, a 5,000-acre barrier island perfect for camping, exploring or hitting the beach. Modern, secure and inviting, the getaway features the strength and durability an island climate demands, but the elegance and comfort of a polished coastal cottage.
A sea island situated within South Carolina’s Beaufort County, St. Helena Island is part of the Hilton Head – Beaufort Micropolitan Area. It sits about 8 miles outside Beaufort and about 5 miles from Dataw Island.
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