February 26, 2024


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Couple lists a home from TV show for sale on St. Helena, SC

Jason Cooke and Cassie Byam of Hilton Head built their “Carolina Catamaran” on St. Helena Island for “Building Off the Grid” on Discovery channel.

Jason Cooke and Cassie Byam of Hilton Head developed their “Carolina Catamaran” on St. Helena Island for “Building Off the Grid” on Discovery channel.


Anyone who has ever wanted to dwell in a person of the homes they see on television displays about idealistic residence builders now has a shot soon after a Hilton Head few listed their catamaran-motivated establish highlighted on the Discovery Channel for sale.

The house, formed like a boat, currently experienced far more than 500 individuals interested in looking at it about the weekend on St. Helena Island, Jason Cooke, a nearby craftsman on Hilton Head, claimed. Cooke and his husband or wife, Cassie Byam, constructed the property for an episode of the Discovery Channel’s “Building Off the Grid” titled “Carolina Catamaran” that aired in February 2020.

“I’m allowing everyone acquire a glimpse at it,” Cooke claimed. “It was type of an overwhelming response.”

The construct, and the Television set show, Cooke stated, came about right after he experienced done a renovation on Callawassie Island with a “monotonous schedule” that lasted various yrs. When he had the option to allow his imagination run wild though developing the 1,000 sq.-foot home, it bought “a minor huge,” he said, simply because he didn’t want to do just about anything “average.”

“I crafted it for myself,” Cooke said. “When I was last but not least in a position to do what I want immediately after staying a builder for so very long on Hilton Head, which is sort of just what happens … Go big or go dwelling.”

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Jason Cooke and Cassie Byam of Hilton Head created their “Carolina Catamaran” on St. Helena Island for “Building Off the Grid” on Discovery channel. Submitted

Cooke, whose mothers and fathers individual a design and style heart in Florence, South Carolina, grew up choosing out paint hues and doing work summers at the loved ones organization. When he came to Hilton Head following finishing school in Columbia when he was 23, he reported, he began operating on renovations in the spot.

“I guess I’ve always been inventive, even when I was a kid,” Cooke reported. “My working experience with creating eating places, nightclubs and now casinos (is more) pleasurable as considerably as the way you can make buildings kind of make people today sense a selected way. You sort of generate the stream and encounter with structure and which is 1 of the items I don’t ignore.”

Because the show aired, Cooke claimed, he and the very same workforce that helped structure the catamaran have been building an 8,000 square-foot casino in Las Vegas. Now, Cooke and his family members are hoping to open up a takeout cafe on Hilton Head so that the family company is a little little bit “friendlier” for his 4 youngsters, 13, 10, 2 and 1 12 months old, to grow up aiding all over.

Cassie Byam and Jason Cooke are photographed with Jason’s daughters Carynn and Farah. They also have a third daughter, Bella, and are expecting a son in June. Submitted

“We resolved to go all-in on the restaurant,” Cooke said. “We’re maintaining the land out listed here which was a solution of the exhibit, but we’re likely to have to enable this go. I can make one more 1.”

Cooke was exhibiting the catamaran property at 1450 Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island till 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Appointments are essential soon after 3 p.m. Sunday, Cooke said, and you can be a part of a non-public Fb group to sign up and see shots of the listing at facebook.com/teams/beaufortcountybuyselltrade.

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Sofia Sanchez is a breaking news reporter at The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. She reports on criminal offense and building tales in Beaufort and its encompassing regions. Sofia is a Cuban-American reporter from Florida and graduated from Florida Global College in 2020.