Fortress Architecture Studio - Broad St

Your Home, Your Sanctuary, Your Fortress

Paris Mountain - The Tree Fortress

The Tree Fortress is a one-of-a-kind mountainside residence that doubles as the Fortress Architecture Studio headquarters in the southeast US.  Designed with thoughtful details and eclectic ideas, the house is both embedded in the steep slope of the mountain and also floating above it like a tree house.  The site evokes a private forest sanctuary as it is nestled along a wooded valley, with sunrise views and a conservation zone as the backyard.

The Tree Fortress utilizes many resilient and sustainable design practices and is built for longevity:

Building Orientation and Siting with regard to Solar Gain and Wind Direction; Efficient Insulation (Exterior + Interior), Recyclable Metal Roof, Deep Overhangs, HVAC Heat Recovery Ventilator; Long-lasting, Renewable, and Recyclable materials. 

[Phase 2]: Geothermal HVAC, Solar Panels

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Fortress Architecture Studio - The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress
The Tree Fortress

Cassina Farmhouse

A beautiful property in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, SC found the right clients to give it the update it needed. This full-gut renovation transformed the interior layout to be open and modern. A kitchen addition, new pool, and poolhouse make this property one-of-a-kind.

Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse
Cassina Farmhouse

Seabrook Island - Marshgate House

This quirky marsh front house needed a modern uplift and some redefined spaces to realize the clients' dream house.  Nestled on Captain Sam's Spit right between Seabrook and Kiawah, the house and site have breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate
Seabrook - Marshgate

Charleston - Historic/Modern Broad St.

In collaboration with Glenn Keyes Architects, we transformed an awkward addition at the back of a historic Charleston Broad St. home into an open modern kitchen and living space with views of St. John the Baptist and its iconic steeple.

Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston
Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston
Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston
Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston
Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston
Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston
Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston
Historic / Modern Broad St Charleston

Isle of Palms - Modern Dockside

This Isle of Palms addition and renovation transformed an outdated beach house into a modern and unique home for these clients to enjoy with their growing family.

Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside
Modern Dockside

Wadmalaw River Home

This river home evokes the rural Lowcountry architecture of Wadmalaw Island, SC as it embeds itself along the marsh with a deepwater dock for family boat outings.

Wadmalaw River Home
Wadmalaw River Home
Wadmalaw River Home
Wadmalaw River Home

Retail Stores (CAC)

Fortress has worked with Caveney Architectural Collaborative (CAC) from Lowell, MA to create renderings and flythru videos for various retail stores throughout the United States.

CAC retail
CAC retail
CAC retail
CAC retail
CAC retail
CAC retail
CAC retail
CAC retail
CAC retail

Ashepoo River House

Fortress Architecture collaborated with Glenn Keyes Architects to design this river house for a family in Ashepoo, SC.  Many of the details are derived from other usonian style buildings on the property.

Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House
Ashepoo River House

Seabrook Island House

Julie Keyes was the project manager from start to finish on this house while working for Christopher Rose Architects.  Photo credits: ColinGreyVoigt

Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
Seabrook Island House
OTHER NOTABLE CLIENTS AND PROJECTS 

 

Boston Red Sox - Lowell Spinners - In collaboration with CAC, Fortress Architecture designed a proposed player development facility in Lowell, MA, for use by the Red Sox and their farm team, The Spinners.  Fortress also created a 3D digital model, renderings, and a flythru video.  

 

First Baptist High School + Athletic Center - Charleston - Design by LS3P Architects; Renderings and Flythru Video by Fortress

Glenn Keyes Architects - Charleston City Market Renovations (archviz), Charleston Visitor Center (archviz), Historic Fireproof Building (archviz and 3D print), St. John the Baptist Parish Hall (archviz), Drayton Hall Visitor Center (archviz), Lowndes Grove (construction docs.), St. George Rosenwald School Community Center (design, archviz, and construction docs), and 15+ private residences (archviz), 134 Broad St Charleston (architectural services), 105 S. Battery (architectural services), 173 Broad St (architectural services)

Single Family Homes - 473 Huger St Downtown Charleston Reno/Addition, Wadmalaw River Home, Huger SC Lake Cottage, Travelers Rest Mountain House, Paris Mountain Modern House, 9 George St Historic District, Mt. Pleasant Cassina Farmhouse Reno and Addition, Old Village Reno/Addition

Caveney Architectural Collaborative (CAC) - Archviz rendering services for Affordable Housing, Home Renovation; Flythru videos, design, and renderings for 50+ Retail Stores and Upfits

Joy Of Tokyo Restaurant - Greenville SC- architectural design services, construction documents, and renderings

St. Benedict Catholic Center, Still River, MA (CAC) - Elementary School Addition Video Flythru and Renderings

Fortress Architecture Projects Map