2014 BEST OVERALL HOME/ OVER $2 MILLION
PANSY BAYOU CONTEMPORARY
This stunning, coasta l contemporary house located on Pansy Bayou and within walking distance of St. Armands Circle presents the finest in island living. This elegant four bedroom, six and a half bathroom home was designed by local architect Cliff Scholz of CMSA and built by custom homebuilder Murray Homes. The owners wanted to create a home that would be comfortable and manageable for them for day to day living, but that would seamlessly transition into a space large enough to accommodate a growing family of grandchildren. With this in mind, the house ha s two laundry rooms, a separate guest suite with a bedroom, a Murphy bed, entertainment area and kitchenette, a study, a fully detailed exercise room and a complete media room. There is over 1,500 square feet of outside living a r ea , with an outdoor fireplace and kitchen, from which to enjoy the peaceful views across Pansy Bayou n a d the wildlife preserve beyond. Spanning three original 50 foot wide lots, the fa ade of this 5,500 squarefoot home displays crisp lines and a uniform symmetry typical of the British style of architecture that influences much of the West Indies. The metal roof offers clean, casual elegance, whilst the shutters, cypress tongue and groove ceilings and landscape project a more formal feel. Both the architect and the builder were careful not to ma k e the house out of proportion with the surrounding neighborhood. Time and consideration were given to the la n dsca p ea n d ha r dscape plans, and included a property line wall and gate system to give an estate feel and provide additional security. The home was built to withstand Mother Nature’s wrath, with Marvin impact windows, poured solid upper decks and high efficiency cooling systems engineered throughout. The interior finishes offer beautiful 5-inch solid maple floors, stunning bathrooms and a fully appointed chef’s kitchen, pantry and bar. The use of recla i med timber above the mantelpiece plays subtle homage to the coastal design without taking away from the overa l l elegance and clean lines of this extremely livable house. Builder: Murray Homes. Architect: Clifford Scholz. Interior Designer: Sally Stover. Photography: Mark Borosch.
JUDGE COMMENT “This project is original in form, adding freshness to a traditional salt box concept. There is a quality of views without having an all-glass building”