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When you are ready to build the home of your dreams, Southern Dwelling is ready to lead you through the homebuilding process to bring that dream to reality. We take pride in our knowledge of the process and our ability to guide you through an enjoyable building experience with personalized attention. We are adept at anticipating and understanding your needs as well as handling the details of custom construction.

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 Considering building the home of your dreams? When you are ready to begin, Southern Dwelling is ready to lead you through the design and build process to bring that dream to reality. Southern Dwelling works closely with Charleston's top architects and designers to help you put your vision into a house plan. In Design/Build, we streamline the process by being involved from day one. We take pride in our relationships...

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"Southern Dwelling...

built our beautiful, custom home. They were wonderful. They were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. They really got to know our family, our vision for our future home, and our budget. They went above and beyond in service to help us make decisions and lead us through the home building process. Today we are living in a home that is beyond our expectations. We highly recommend using Southern Dwelling.​"

"Southern Dwelling...

did a fantastic job building our Folly Beach home. Shawn was always very responsive and straight forward with the building project. I was unable to get to the project site for weeks at a time and never once was there an issue with progress or quality, nor did I feel like I needed to worry about issues being addressed. The project was done on time and within the budget and the quality of work was great."



Shawn West is the owner of Southern Dwelling Construction. A Charleston native, he calls Johns Island home with his wife and two children. Shawn grew up working alongside his father, a local, independent contractor in Charleston, South Carolina for over 30 years. Shawn graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor's degree in business and began his career with Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor. Shawn's gift has always been a vision and heart for his client's happily ever after. It is this passion for listening to what a client wants and needs and turning that into a reality that made him a trusted and successful financial advisor and business owner in Charleston for over eighteen years. After building three of his own homes and assisting others who turned to him for advice in building, Shawn felt led to combine his business expertise and vision into building client's forever homes. Shawn is a South Carolina licensed general contractor who enjoys the creative, design process and collaboration with his clients throughout the building process. Shawn prides himself on daily presence and relationship with clients from plans on paper to placing keys in his clients' hands. In addition, Shawn is committed to locally owned businesses working to provide innovative and unique features into his clients' homes by bringing in some of the finest, local craftsmen in Charleston. Clients working with Southern Dwelling experience innovation, integrity, relationship, and a commitment to quality craftsmanship. Southern Dwelling strives to deliver the best building experience for customers from start to finish. 

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Southern Dwelling sees each custom home as an opportunity to bring a client's unique vision to an exciting reality. At Southern Dwelling we take pride in daily, on site presence and our relationship with our clients from plans on paper to keys in our clients' hands as we believe the process of building a home should be enjoyable. Ongoing communication, integrity, attention to detail, and a commitment to quality craftsmanship are essential as we guide our clients, step by step, through the building process. Southern Dwelling strives to deliver the best building experience for our customers.



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Southern Dwelling is located in Charleston, South Carolina. 



Tel: (843) 277-7394

Get a quote: (843) 277-7394