Carrell Group - Dream Homes

June 2021
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin

The Carrell Group is an award-winning, full-service design/build general contractor specializing in custom residential homes from Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina and into Brunswick County, N.C.

Nationally recognized as a leader in hurricane reinforced custom home construction, the company’s mission is to design and build beautiful custom homes with lasting enjoyment, value and strength. Bruce A. Carrell founded the company in 1987 and oversees the building operation. Over 34 years, the group has built nearly 1,300 custom homes across the Grand Strand. With a staff of 15 employees and hundreds of vendors and subcontractor employees, Carrell specializes in mid-range to high-end homebuilding. The featured dream home is the “Carlisle” model at Waterside Edge, Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach.

What was asked of you and what did you do? 
We were asked to design and build a southern traditional architectural-style home that incorporated most of the popular features desired by homebuyers today. As such, the home is designed to incorporate an open living concept, perfect for family gatherings and entertaining guests. Given our beautiful Carolina climate nearly year-round, the home features numerous large outdoor living spaces with many magnificent views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The home offers privacy for extended family visits, with a large master suite separated from the rest of the house, flex space upstairs for grandchildren or office use, and private bathrooms for each guest bedroom. 

What did you love most about this project? 
The outdoor living spaces are amazing. You can have a glass of wine on the screen porch while watching yachts pass immediately in front of your house. The house also seems to be the perfect size for our young retiree clientele. It’s just large enough to accommodate extended family visits comfortably, but not too large that it becomes difficult to maintain.

Any noteworthy awards you’re excited to mention? 
Three separate first place awards in ICF Builder Magazine’s national competition for “Best ICF Home.” ICF stands for Insulated Concrete Forms, which is a building method used in areas vulnerable to catastrophic weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.

Carrell Group
4422 Little River Inn Lane, Little River, SC 29566 
(843) 399-4299