Home Building in Melrose
Building a home and living on Melrose is a bit more complicated than other places, yet the unique character and beauty of Daufuskie Island make the effort worthwhile. The Melrose POA and the Architectural Review Board are dedicated to facilitation of home construction in Melrose.
To protect current and future property owner values at Melrose, we have established guidelines for architecture and building. Please review Guidelines, Rules and Procedures for Design and Construction or Alteration of a Single Family Residence which is available by clicking here. Don’t be overwhelmed by them, they are fairly standard in the area, and easily understood by local architects and contractors.
You will need an architect licensed in the state of South Carolina. Our Architectural Review Board (ARB) has a list of South Carolina licensed architects who have completed design projects on the island you may wish to consult. We do require homes to reflect a low country Southern style. Please have your architect send a conceptual sketch of your house the to the ARB for preliminary approval, before proceeding with construction documents.
The ARB also has a list of South Carolina licensed contractors who have completed projects on the island. We would recommend that your contractor have experience with island construction. The costs of building on Daufuskie are higher due to the cost of barging materials and construction workers. Modular homes are allowed and, in fact, offer some advantages over stick-built construction methods. However, there are additional road use fees levied by the POA due to the weight of the transport vehicles.
You can contact the Chairman of the ARB, Andy Mason, at email@example.com or by phone at 843-842-3441. His mailing address is 10 Rosebud Lane, Daufuskie Island, S.C. 29915
You may also send your questions and concerns via the CONTACT US link on this website.
For the listing of Architects and Contractors please click here.