Interior designer, Megan, and design-build business owner, Dan, first lived together in a quaint one bedroom apartment in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. They married in 2014 and in 2015 moved to I’On, renting a bigger home in preparation for the arrival of their first child, Leo. Founded in 1995, the beautiful I’On neighborhood, and the homes therein, were designed as a Traditional Neighborhood Development and was named after historical figure and original land owner, Jacob Bond I'On, in honor of his legacy. The community has a charm, aesthetic, and design inspired by downtown Charleston that Megan and Dan fell in love with!
In 2017, they were presented the opportunity to buy an as-is, fixer upper in the neighborhood and jumped on it! Using their combined skills and passion, they turned a once neglected house into a very special home! The couple, Dan’s brother, Meg’s father, and a handful of loyal friends set out on a nine month project of taking the entire house apart and then carefully putting it all back together. They finally finished their major overhaul in March of 2018, just two months before the birth of their second child, Otis!
The now family of four adore their wonderful home and neighborhood! Leo really enjoys going down to the corner store and counting out every coin before handing them over in exchange for a lollipop and Otis enjoys splashing in the neighborhood pool! The family absolutely loves walking the trails along the marsh, and all the neighborhood activities, like the halloween costume contest, and watching the fireworks on the 4th of July! The Swedloffs feel so happy and blessed that their family gets to be in such a precious home and neighborhood saying, “We do not take the beauty for granted, acknowledging every day that we are lucky people who get to live in a very special place!”
It was an absolute pleasure meeting the sweet Swedloffs! Through the years, we hope to photograph & capture all the love and joy of their family as they continue to grow. :-) Reach out to Valerie & Ed for your family portraits that you’ll forever treasure!