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There are recliners you sit in. Then, there are those you escape to.

Stressless® Recliners The Comfort Sleeper™ by American Leather ®

1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd | Mt. Pleasant 843.884.2256 |

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In Every Issue 50 58 60 62 65 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 90 96 247 258


Editor's Note Meet + Greet He Said / She Said Your Money's Worth Editors' Finds of the Season Hidden Treasure Homework Crafted in Charleston Greenhouse H2OME Local Lowcountry Top Five Ask the Experts Nature / Nurture Industry Profiles Project Files Shop Talk Until Next Time

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Features 120 The Dynamic Mr. Dewberry

Development magnate and former star quarterback John Dewberry invites CH+D to his downtown home to chat about his football years, career, and new downtown hotel.

133 The Revival of Wood

Bask in the beauty of wood displayed in these stunning homes across the Charleston area.

144 Designer Digs

Collect tons of inspiration from 11 of Charleston’s most spectacular, professionally designed living rooms.

154 Rejuvenating Remodels

Check out 35+ of Lowcountry remodeling projects to get inspired to undertake your next project.

180 Remodeling Ideas Guide

Learn how to renew your home and glean ideas for smaller-scale updates with items and projects from all across the Charleston area.

229 Optimized Spaces


John Dewberry & Jaimie Brown Hotel Developer and Former Quarterback 28

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Maximize your home’s capacity in clever and important ways with inspiration from these crafty locals’ space management ideas.

244 Hauntingly Beautiful

Discover a fun, native ghost story about a gentleman and a scoundrel who both haunt The Battery Carriage House Inn.

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Indoor & Outdoor Fabrics | Custom Furniture | Rugs & Accessories | Design Services


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BATH & KITCHEN SHOWROOM Come See Our Newly Remodeled Kohler Premier Showroom!

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charleston HOME+DESIGN Publisher • Timothy A. Barkley

Production Editor • Erin Forbes Editor • Laura Jones Art Director • Patrick Brickman Graphic Designer • Colin Voigt Director of Communications • Heather Epps Production Coordinator • Corie Hall Interns • Claire Nellums, Katherine Bryan, Rayleigh Deaton Paige Stover, Christine Phillips, Sarah Luhn, Jade Taylor

Advertising Director of Advertising & Special Events • Sherry Crawford Senior Account Manager • Karly Cortes Account Manager • Camille Klass Sales Assistant • Kate Bailey

Contact Phone • (843) 577-7652 Fax • (843) 577-7654 Address • PO Box 22573, Charleston, SC 29413

Have something to say? We welcome your thoughts, ideas, and feedback. Send us an email at: See a QR code in the magazine? Scan it with your smart device to view video interviews featuring additional content. New Home Charleston (NHC) has not independently tested any services or products advertised herein and has verified no claims made by its advertisers regarding those services or products. NHC makes no warranties or representations and assumes no liability for any claims regarding such services or products. Readers are advised to consult with the advertiser and/or other home repair/renovation professionals regarding any such claims and regarding the suitability of an advertiser’s products. No reproduction of printed materials is permitted without the consent of the Publisher of Charleston Home + Design magazine. Copyright 2016 by New Home Charleston, Inc., all rights reserved.


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F resh Start

In this issue, we feature some ways Holy City homeowners can achieve their own fresh starts in their home with our Remodeling Guide. Ideas from over 100 local companies overflow the pages in this issue. Over 35 of these examples feature before and after photos that will hopefully give you a greater grasp on the potential of your own space. Our cover story focuses on the life, career, and home of developer extraordinaire, John Dewberry, and how a fresh start for a building already in existence can be a beautiful thing. He graciously took several CH+D team members on a tour of his Meeting Street home as well as on walkthrough of his new downtown hotel, The Dewberry. John is no stranger to the world of remodeling and renovation. His career has led him to work on projects throughout the Southeast. In our cover story, you will be able to see how he has given new life to the former L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building downtown and how he has restored his own home to its preRevolutionary roots—with modern style blended in.


all for me has always been a fresh start. A new school year, usually a new softball team, and now, as an adult, it often means a new city. Being a military family, my husband and I have moved quite a bit and each place has impacted who we are as people. This fall, while we are (thankfully) staying put and I have taken this position here at Charleston Home + Design magazine, which has given me the “fresh start” feel of Fall that I’ve grown used to over the years.

As you peruse this issue, I hope you’re inspired by the stories and pictures enough to make your own fresh start on part, or maybe even all, of your Lowcountry home.

Laura Jones, Editor

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Progressive Furniture Anne Jensen is one of the many people who have been working to bring Maxtrix, a line of modular children’s furniture, to Mt. Pleasant. Anne shared with CH+D what makes this furniture line and company unique to the Charleston area.

What experience can people expect when they come to your showroom?

What challenges have families brought to Maxtrix that you’ve helped to solve?

Maxtrix Kids Rooms is a store dedicated to kids and youth furniture, where customers can browse in a kid-friendly environment. Our Lowcountry customers will be able to see and touch the quality of the furniture in our store, and will also be able to receive advice and assistance in designing their room. We have many people come to us for solutions to space constraints in vacation homes, kids rooms, and guest rooms. Maxtrix also works with designers, builders, and other professionals.

People come in with a lot of challenges. We often help families who want to sleep two or more kids per room. We’ve done bunk beds, triple bunks, or even quadruple bunks just to help people find more usable space in small areas and along angled roof lines. Beyond solving sleeping space problems, we also resolve a lot of storage troubles.

What are some key features of the product line? Maxtrix is the world’s largest kids furniture system. It’s a little bit like using building blocks; you create a setup that’s perfect for your child’s age and needs today, and then you can change and add to the design of that setup as your child grows. For example, if your heart is set on a cute loft with tents and a slide today, the exact same bed can turn into a high loft with a desk underneath it when actually using a desk is more of a priority than a slide. Also, all of our products are made from solid hardwood like birch, aspen, and maple for durability.


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What are some of the different products Maxtrix offers? Maxtrix is a full-room solution for youth bedrooms, as well as guest rooms. We offer the core furniture pieces like beds, bunks, lofts, and storage options such as under bed drawers, dressers, bookshelves, toy storage, and more. We also offer play-curtains, towers, top tents, and other fun fabrics to dress up your loft bed! With all of that said, our furniture pieces themselves are quite classic; there’s not a lot of frill. You could take this bed with you to college if you wanted to. For more information, call Maxtrix at (877) 776-3388 or visit

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Coworkers Jessica Markley and Sarah Moluf of Moluf’s face off about the best plumbing fixtures for the home.

Jessica Said: She Said: I love brass and it’s back in a huge way! Brass that is not lacquered creates an aged, antique look for any room in your house (it’s not just for the bathroom sink anymore). Install a brass faucet on a navy cabinet and you had me at “hello!”

Sarah Said: Favorite Finish?

She Said: I would say freestanding tubs because they have so much character and charm, plus it’s so easy to personalize the style to fit your décor and personality. They come in so many shapes, sizes, and colors, that it’s impossible not to find one you love.

Free Standing Tub or Spacious Shower?

She Said: Under-mount, stainless steel, single-bowl sinks are my favorite. Accompany it with accessories like a stylish colander and cutting boards to create the ultimate workstation. The sink is the kitchen’s workhorse, and the stainless steel will help it stay super functional and low maintenance.

Farm Sink or Stainless Steel?

She Said: Polished nickel is my obsession because it looks like jewelry for your bathroom. It sparkles and has a warmer, deeper hue than regular polished chrome. However, some polished nickel finishes need a little more care and maintenance. Whenever you’re looking to buy, that’s important to remember.

She Said: Large, walk-in showers with multiple showerheads are so versatile. Installing a rain head from the ceiling for when you feel like being pampered, and having a fixed shower head on the wall for everyday use is the way to go.

She Said: I love the look of a farm sink. They can be designed to appear more traditional or modern, depending on the cabinet design. Pair it with the polished nickel I mentioned earlier and now you have jewelry in your kitchen too!

For more information, call Moluf’s at (843) 723-4881 or visit


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Perusing the Possibilities of Insulsteel’s EcoShell Building Enclosure An overwhelming number of choices have to be made when building a custom, Lowcountry home. A vital step in the process should be selecting the type of framing a homeowner wants for their home. Choosing a product like Insulsteel’s EcoShell building enclosure system, rather than framing with wood, can yield benefits

Steve and Tina Bostic of Insulsteel

that add to your new house for years to come.

How EcoShell Works The Insulsteel EcoShell building enclosure system utilizes EPS (expanded polystyrene) insulated panels and LG (light gauge steel) trusses, floor joists and interior walls to construct energy efficient homes and buildings that reduce both project costs and build time. This structure is built for strength and energy efficiency and the product can be used for a variety of Lowcountry home styles; anything from a beachside home on stilts to a sprawling mansion can utilize this system.

Increasing Air Quality and Reducing Costs Allergens bother many people throughout the country and the Charleston area is no exception. An airtight and insulated building enclosure, such as EcoShell, can prevent outdoor pollutants from contaminating your indoor air. Through high filtration and fresh air exchange systems, a homeowner is protected from allergens, mold, and high moisture content inside the home. This building technology has shown to produce energy saving results as well due to its tight building envelope.

Insulsteel EcoShell Wall

Built for Durability EcoShell has been designed to stand the test of time. This structure will not deteriorate over the years and is resistant to termites, ants, and other wood-boring insects. With this area being susceptible to severe weather and hurricane force winds, EcoShell’s ability to withstand winds up to 200 mph is something to consider.

For more information, call Insulsteel at (843) 352-2370 or visit


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Insulsteel EcoShell model at the Charleston Fall Home Show

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The Proven Home Coating System

Looks like rich, fresh paint with a 25 year transferable warranty.



Jon rosa general manager

Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, LLC paint does not stop moisture, cracking, rot, and the damaging rays of the sun. add protection and beauty to your home with rhino Shield –

The Permanent Protective Coating • We repair damaged & rotten Wood • 3m CeramiC SaVeS energY • 8-10 timeS tHiCKer tHan paint • WaterprooF & BreatHaBLe • Won’t CHip, CraCK, peeL or BLiSter • BondS to Wood, StUCCo, and HardipLanK SUrFaCeS Call for a free estimate or more information




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Reclaimed Pine Table

Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225

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FINDS OF THE SEASON Ceiling Tile Palmetto Moon Antiques (843) 856-1881

Decorative Candles MW Hunter Custom Interiors & Design (843) 556-4939

Linen Striped Fabric Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

Regina Andrew Antler Lamp Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359

Fur Picture Frame Domain Interiors & Design (843) 388-0328

Distressed Hutch Next to New (843) 606-2715

CFC Chevron Dresser Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359


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Fur Pillow GDC Home (843) 849-0711

Wrought Iron Floor Lamp Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150

Rocking Chair Antiques Market (843) 849-8850

Mini Pictures Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900

Currey and Company Beachhead Mirror Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359

Anchor Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689

Adjustable Height Barstool For the House: The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073

Nesting Side Tables My Rooms Furniture Gallery (800) 338-8534

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When picturing French décor, your mind can wander to many luxurious and lavish places like the Palace of Versailles or the Louvre. A simple color palette, great attention to detail, and chic silhouettes are all features of French décor that have helped this style remain fashionable in various forms for hundreds of years. Whether you want to incorporate influences from the French countryside into your Lowcountry home or if you want to add a few sleek, Parisian pieces into your space, you can find the items you want by shopping locally.

Pink and Gold Floral Dinner Plates

Palmetto Moon Antiques

(843) 856-1881 |

Antique Mantel Clock

Terrace Oaks Antique Mall (843) 795-9689 |

Louis XV-Style Side Table

Antiques Market

(843) 849-8850 |


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At Home with


Cy Goforth of Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes When Cy and Farrah Goforth chose to build their dream home, Daniel Island was the obvious choice. As a custom builder on the island, the amenities and conveniences made the Goforth family feel right at home. Their peninsulashaped lot presented a wealth of design and building challenges and restrictions. But for all the difficulties, the final

Cy Goforth and his wife Farrah, with son, CJ, and daughter Hannah

1 The home features custom made Lowcountry Original lighting fixtures, like the stunning double tier chandelier, which extends from the top of the cupola to the first story great room. The beauty of the chandelier has some competition for attention, though, with the extravagant vaulted ceilings covered in millwork and trim.



Cy and Farrah wanted the study to be bright and fresh, yet still contain the beauty of hardwood paneling. To achieve the look, they chose to use distressed white oak on the walls and ceilings yet chose to keep its natural, unstained color. The flooring is also distressed, wide plank, white oak, with a contrasting dark stain.

Cy calls the styling of his home “coastal cottage chic”, which takes a coastal casual feel and blends it with luxurious flare. Over 90 windows were used in the home to ensure every room had spectacular views of Beresford Creek on one side of the house or the golf course on the other.

Portrait by Brian Fancher Photography • House Photography by Patrick Brickman

configuration with its outstanding views were worth the wait.

For more information, call Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes at (843) 881-3930 or visit


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CRAFTED IN CHARLESTON The Craftsman: Adam Fetsch

The Craft:

Rewined Candles, founded by Adam Fetsch, is a local company that specializes in pouring aromatic candles into recycled glass wine bottles provided by Fisher Recycling. Today, everyone in the warehouse is working on creating more of Charleston’s popular candle brand.

The Backstory:

Adam and his wife moved to Charleston in 2008, to get away from his stressful job in Chicago. It didn’t take long for Adam’s creativity to combine his passion for crafting with his love for pairing wine and food. Within a few days of his epiphany, he poured the first candles into some wine bottles that were collecting dust on the back porch (much to his wife’s chagrin). Adam became a regular vendor at local farmer’s markets to get the word out about Rewined Candles. Now, the brand is carried in 45 different countries around the world, including the first Candlefish store (another of Adam’s companies), which is located downtown, on Wentworth Street.

The Process:

Recycled bottles are sent to the warehouse to be cleaned and cut with a powerful wet saw that creates smooth, safe edges. Once the jars are dry, the wicks (made out of all natural cotton) are hand-glued in place. From there, the jars travel over to the melting station, where large vats of soy wax chips are melted and Rewind’s master mixologist keeps the temperatures in each vat constant. Once the scent oils and melted wax have been combined, the wax is poured into the jars and then the jars are allowed to cure. The labels on an eleven-ounce candle are then applied by hand, signed, and stamped with a seal and the vintage date. Each scent, aptly named for the type of wine it represents (including the new line of blanc fragrances), can be found at Candlefish.

For more information, call Rewined Candles at (843) 718-1171, visit, or stop in to shop at Candlefish, located at 71 Wentworth Street in downtown Charleston.


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Low-Energy Illumination By Katherine Bryan

We all know how important it is to conserve our environment, keep our energy bills low, and how turning the lights off when we leave the room can play a big part in that effort. The alternative lighting options on the market aren’t always very aesthetically appealing, though. Aamsco Lighting has created an option that cuts back on energy use and still looks great with your personalized décor. Their “Hybrid” LED light bulb is made entirely of glass and has the classic look of a standard incandescent light bulb, but is actually an LED. This means that it uses significantly less energy. For example, you could use a 6-watt LED bulb in place of a 60-watt incandescent bulb—resulting in huge savings. These bulbs are available in a wide variety of styles and shapes, making it easy to choose a product that looks great with any lamp and blends seamlessly with any decorating scheme. Now, having a lower energy bill is as easy as flipping a switch. For more information, call Aamsco Lighting at (843) 278-0000 or visit

Crawlspace Efficiency By Paige Stover

An over-worked heating and air system can cause your energy bills to skyrocket, but many homeowners are unsure how to fix the problem. Sound familiar? It might be time to evaluate your crawlspace. If it’s exposed, this allows moisture to seep through and air to leak into your home from the outside, making it hotter in the summer, colder in the winter, and difficult to keep at constant temperature. Consider encapsulating your crawlspace. A completely insulated crawlspace will help stop


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the production of problematic moisture under the home and keep the outdoor air where it belongs. Carolina Green Energy Systems can conduct a free analysis of your crawlspace in order to determine the best treatment plan to help your home reach maximum energy efficiency. For more information, call Carolina Green Energy Systems at (843) 766-6070 or visit

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Stories by Katherine Bryan


A Durable Decking Solution Here in the Lowcountry, we take our outdoor living spaces seriously—

top of a special composite that allows water to pass through, meaning

every precious, temperate moment is spent on porches and decks

that more weather-resistant options, like tile and stone, can be used

soaking up the scenic landscape of our backyards. The climate we

instead of wood. It’s durable and impervious to fading and warping, not

love so much, however, presents a double-edged sword. Sea Island

to mention extremely low-maintenance. The best part? Decking made

Builders seeks to offer a solution to such unfriendly elements. Their

of tile is cooler to the touch, which can save the soles of your feet in the

Silca Deck System is composed of travertine pavers that are placed on

height of summer.

For More Information:

Sea Island Builders | (843) 883-7430 |

Weather-Proof Your Garage Humidity and flooding can be unfortunate aspects of Charleston’s otherwise beautiful weather. The consistently moist air often damages wood and other materials over time, while flooding can result in a rush of near instant destruction. One area of your home that is particularly susceptible to this kind of harm is the garage. Cars, tools, and other valuables are often stored in these overlooked spaces, and these items are vulnerable to the damp due to its typical lack of climate control. Luckily, Garage Experts can construct or remodel a garage specially designed to withstand our coastal climate. They apply an epoxy flooring, which dries quickly and is extremely durable to protect the surface of your garage floor, as well as resilient cabinet solutions that are designed to store items in an aesthetic and functional manner. For more Information:

Garage Experts | (843) 242-7054 |


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Pacific Shore Stones Specialty: Hand - Selected Slabs of Granite, Marble, Quartz, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone, Quartzite and Soapstone

Owners: Marco Pereira, Vinny Tavares, and Donald Ciceri

Years in Business: Twelve Years Number of Local Employees: Ten

Where to Shop: 414 Jessen Lane, Charleston

More Information: (843) 744-5665,

Danco Modern Furniture Specialty: High-Quality, custom contemporary

furniture for indoor and outdoor living areas.

Owners: Paul Haguaard

Years in Business: Thirty Years Number of Local Employees: Ten

Brands Carried: Ekornes, Skovby, American Leather, and more

WHERE to Shop: 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt Pleasant More Information: (843) 884-2256,


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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Brands Carried: Compac and Pacshore Quartz, and more

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Essentials for Creating a

Fabulous & Functional Family Room



Brighten your room with a stylish table lamp.

Add fun and style with chicly crafted, family friendly games.

Gold Quatrefoil Lamp Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150

Solid Wood, Blue & White Motif Backgammon Game Set Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359

5 Play on a durable, aesthetically pleasing floor covering.


Beth Lacefield Calaveras HandTufted Wool Rug

Incorporate storage into your design plan.

Hancock Storage Cabinet with Trundle Bench

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900

Add a pop of color to your walls.

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Notable Hue

Sherwin-Williams Company (843) 214-6362

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Nate Ball

Schneider Tree Care What are some of the signs that homeowners should call an arborist to come and inspect or treat the trees on their property?

Robin Hernandez

Mobility Supercenter What kind of products does Mobility Supercenter carry and how do they help homeowners?

A couple of important things to look for as you’re out walking around your outdoor space is an excessive amount of dead wood coming from your trees. If there are branches falling to the ground about an inch and a half in diameter or larger, there’s a problem. You should also keep an eye out for fungi. The presence of shelf-like growths on the trunk, or clusters of mushrooms around the base of the tree can cause structural issues. Large cavities in the trunk, especially ones that continue to grow, are another vital reason to call an arborist.

There are different products and different options. For one, the stair lifts can be very attractive; they come in different colors and styles from different manufacturers. We can even custom make them so they wrap around and park somewhere discretely where you wouldn’t be able to see them. Another example would be the porch lifts; we tend to put them a lot in garages so they are hidden and nobody knows it's there. Instead of having a big ramp out of the front of your house, you can have a lift inside of your garage to help you age in place or just carry groceries.

For more information, call Schneider Tree Care at (843) 300-5200 or visit

For more information, call Mobility Supercenter at (843) 225-6760 or visit

Clay Culver

KBRS MicoFactory How can homeowners ensure their shower never leaks? Most people don’t know this, but tile is a porous product so it actually lets water through. Grout is also porous and showers were designed to do just that—let water through to hit that rubber under layment and run out. The problem is that four out of ten of those are leaking nationwide right at this moment. That’s not our information; that’s national research. What we do is very different from that; we preach a positive side waterproofing instead of that rubber. Our waterproofing is on the surface, which alleviates a lot of the issues right off the bat. We manufacture a product that is a pitched perfectly to drain. We can do any shape, any size, or any drain location.

For more information, call KBRS MicroFactory at (843) 784-3128 or visit

Now in our eighth year, Talking About a Home, a home show on the radio, airs every Saturday from 1pm to 2pm on 94.3 WSC-FM and online at You may also listen to archived radio interviews on our website,


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Lighting the Night

Front Row Foliage

Light A Path

Charismatic Courtyard

Define the most dramatic aspects of your garden around the clock with strategic light.

Stylish lighting around your walkway adds dĂŠcor during the day and safety at night.

Every Eden, regardless of size and shape, warrants illumination for those serene evening strolls.

For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 412-5874 or visit

Marsh Views

Around the Rosie

Wooden Walkway

Raised Right

Outline and decorate the space of your favorite fall pastime with a circular seating arrangement and plants that provide color later in the season.

Docks may require maintenance, but they also deserve pizazz. Add some definition to yours with native grass to encourage wildlife to visit.

Panoramic river scenes merit a special space for prime viewing, so lift the area with a sturdy brick wall and emphasize it with ground crawlers or small, native bushes.

For more information, call Charleston Landscape at (843) 296-7592 or visit


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Verdant Variations

Grassy Accents

Sidewalk Defined

Lovely Lane

Ornamental fronds, like these assertive stalks, break up the monotony of the basic landscape without detracting from the architecture of your home.

Choose varying hardscape materials to make a statement. This natural gray stone brightly stands out from its mulch and brick neighbors.

Create definition with Bespoke concrete pavers of integral color and salt wood finish and adding a low-growing plant, like moss or even thyme for a beautiful, low-maintenance footpath.

For more information, call REMARK at (843) 952-7817 or visit

Local Leaves

Charleston Tribute

Bushy Buds

Pleasing Planter

The classic palmetto tree always stands as a special nod to Lowcountry living.

Wild grasses and thin stemmed flowers encircle this wide path to create a harmonious visage.

Install a decorative planter to set apart a concentrated flowering plant for an eye-grabbing centerpiece.

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No peaceful backyard retreat is complete without the dark, wide leaves and calming colors that plenty of hydrangeas provide.

Of the many options for mulching, shredded hardwood often provides the most texture and contrast to your verdant plant choices.

When picking low-growing greenery to accent a privacy fence, demand a shrubbery that is evergreen, like most rhododendron or azalea plants.

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Surround a calm water feature with thrillers and spillers, like these bright green vines, for accents and aesthetic balance.

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Building Blocks

Company: SHELTER Custom-Built Living Credentials: Adam has been working in the industry for over 12 years, beginning his career with John Wieland Homes and helping to start the Custom Division of John Wieland on Daniel Island, where he has been building custom homes since 2010. In 2015, Adam teamed back up with Ryan Butler, owner of SHELTER, after working with Ryan for 7 years at John Wieland.

What were the homeowners’ requests for this project? How did you fulfill those requests? The owners’ style is “modern farmhouse.” Their requests included a mix of new and old textures, unique features in each room, and to finish all of the usable space entirely. Many of the unique features were designed collaboratively with the homeowners and the SHELTER team. We were fully engaged with the homeowners throughout the process to build their dream home. We sourced new products and worked with our vendors to give them a vintage finish—from a custom painted hood in the kitchen, painted floors and bathtubs, and hand-painted tile flooring. Some unique features added were a play loft in their daughter’s bedroom, custom storage in the mudroom and second floor hallways, and a three-story library complete with a hidden door to the owner’s office.

What were some of the challenges you faced when building this home? Each room in this home has its own design. We meticulously developed the designs, gathered the materials, and executed the homeowners’ vision. We used some trial and error in some areas and iterated until we reached the picture-perfect product.

What was your favorite element of this particular home? My favorite elements were the use of reclaimed barn wood for the exposed beams and accent walls, the old Carolina brick used on the fireplaces, the European oil rubbed oak flooring, and—most of all—the hidden door in the library to the office. For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 278-2914 or visit


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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Builder: Adam Johnson, Director of Operations

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Architect: Michael Spivey, AIA, NCARB Company: Spivey Architects, Inc. Credentials: Since high school, Michael has been enthralled by architecture, which drew him to Clemson University, where he earned his degree in architectural design. After a year-long internship, Michael returned to Clemson to earn his Masters degree in Architecture with an additional minor in City Planning. He has been practicing locally for over thirty years.

What challenges did you face during the design and construction of this home? The most challenging aspect was that the client had a desire for a very large home on a very tight site. The homeowners also preferred an outdoor living space with plenty of privacy, so we oriented the home to offer screening from the neighboring lots.

Why was it important for the owner to consult an architect for this project? The client was a developer and had a desire to produce a unique home with a focus on integrating the interior with the outdoor living space. The home’s L-shaped design, from a planning perspective, offered a visual link from the interior to the elevated pool deck, fire pit, and outdoor cooking cabana.

What are the most unique features of this home? I would choose the relationship of the living areas of the home, including the study and elliptical staircase, which all enjoy a view and connection with the outdoor living area. It is truly a design that integrates indoor and outdoor living, while offering a visual connection that reinforces that relationship. For more information, call Spivey Architects, Inc. at (843) 795-9370 or visit


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Photography by I. Wilson Baker Photography • Portrait by Patrick Brickman

Architects + Archetypes

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Inspired Interiors

Company: Regina Garcia Design Credentials: Regina earned her degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado. Her passion for historic architecture lead her to the Lowcountry, where she began her own design firm in 2002. Since then, Regina’s work has been featured in over 34 national and local publications.

What was the goal for the design of this carriage house? This project was an historic preservation renovation with the goal to save the structure’s bones, yet transform it into the perfect pied-à-terre getaway from a busy professional life in Washington, D.C. With a plan in mind, we stripped the interior back to its original shell and I set out to uncover all of its original exposed beams, mule boards, and historic brick. The real challenge for me began when we wove the historical and new details back together.

What is your favorite feature of this home? The level of detail, sophistication, and attention to design style. The added bonus was the discovery of many original pieces of millwork in the attic. Reclaimed doors, newel posts, Victorian tiles, and the addition of two fireplaces using repurposed mantels were also incorporated with the attic finds. I love that all the details came together with a neutral base, which allowed me to introduce their personality through color, furniture, and art.

Why was it important to hire an interior designer for a project? As a professional, I work very hard to help my clients express their design style. Interior design is all encompassing, so it’s vital to have a liaison providing detailed drawings, presentation of design boards, budgets and planning, all while keeping a trained eye on the end goal. The most important part, though, is to make sure everything is a good fit and to enjoy the process. For more information, call Regina Garcia Design at (843) 412-2378 or visit


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Photography by Hunter McRae Photography

Designer: Regina Garcia

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Lap of Luxury Fulton Neighborhood's new development is setting the standard for a downtown-style community in the suburbs with endless customizable luxury.


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Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Colin Voigt


(above) Each house in Fulton Neighborhood is designed by an architect, an urban designer, a kitchen designer, an interior designer, a landscape architect, an in-house design coordinator, and a builder, to create the most curb appeal possible. (facing page right) Subtle pops of color surface here and there (like the modern yellow table or fun vegetation on the shelves) throughout Diana’s fashionable interior.


imple, beautiful, efficient—that’s the vision of Diana Baima’s home and décor palette. But the interior isn’t the only part of the house that sparks the imagination when eyes are looking its way. Diana’s home is just beyond the entrance to a new community currently under construction in Mt. Pleasant, called Fulton Neighborhood. This up-and-coming area is one of the first custom-built neighborhoods of its kind, and is creating a new way of looking at housing as a cohesive unit, both inside and out. As well as being a homeowner in Fulton Neighborhood, Diana also works for Alka Construction, the company that is developing this acreage near Boone Hall, off of Highway 17. “Working with Lana Damajanovic, the owner


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of Alka Construction, gives me special insight into how much she cares about the people who will spend their lives here,” says Diana. She and her family have lived in their domicile just under a year and adore it beyond words. “It’s gorgeous and energy efficient because Lana builds with quality materials to produce a fantastic product. It’s also stunning because she listens to what clients want in the house and in the neighborhood they will live in.” The idea behind the development is to create a community that has great architecture, a convenient location, and a place where people can find connectivity with their neighbors, but also have access to plenty of privacy, and benefit from a pragmatic design, all at the same time. Much like build-

ing a completely custom house, homeowners have a large role to play in designing each aspect of their abode in Fulton Neighborhood, as well. “Each homeowner can completely customize everything from their floor plan to the finishes,” Diana explains. Uniquely, seven different professionals, including an urban planner, an architect, and an in-house interior designer, design each aspect in the development. Once they have all pooled their considerable resources, construction begins on a new addition to Fulton Neighborhood. The look starts with fiber cement siding and a metal roof to paint a beautiful exterior picture. Inside, the floor plans are open, with ten-foot ceilings on the first floor to produce a connected living space. Not to mention the low-en-

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(above left) From the open floor plan of the living room, dining room and kitchen, it’s easy to sneak a peak into Diana’s sleek office. (top right) Floating modern cabinetry and white marble countertops keep the lines of this master bathroom crisp and clean. (inset) Lana Damajanovic of Alka Construction with Diana Baima of Fulton Neighborhood.

ergy windows in all of the homes (including Diana’s) and spray foam insulation keep the power bills extremely low. Relaxing water features and landscape architecture turn the private backyards into a zen retreat. Diana confesses, “I spend a lot of time out here because I


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just love the stone walkways and plants. It’s such a soothing little oasis.” Even during the height of summer, she often escapes there to curl up with a book or a cool glass of sweet tea. And once phase one is complete, phase two will begin, adding many more opportunities for Charleston residents to learn just why Diana and her family love their home and their community so much. v For more information, call Fulton Neighborhood at (843) 881-6142 or visit

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Flawless Floors Daniel Island homeowners, Andrea and Jonathan Dussault, called on Carolina Flooring Specialists to lay the foundation of their dream garage.


omeowners often focus so much on the interior of their homes without realizing that they also need to budget for another extremely important room—the garage. Not only does the garage store the family car, it protects all of those essential holiday décor pieces, keeps the kids’ bikes and Dad’s tools dry, and can even provide extra reinforcement for the home during scary storms. These are only a fraction of the reasons why the Dussaults called on Tim Worley of Carolina Flooring Specialists


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to help them create the perfect garage for their family’s needs. “My son and I do a lot of woodworking together,” says Jonathan, “We’re going to use it primarily as a workshop to do all those projects that Andrea throws our way.” Daniel and Manuel Parham (the brothers who own Carolina Flooring Specialists) and Tim’s combined years of experience shone through the methodical process of installing their showroom-level, industrial-grade garage floors. “Our first step,” Tim explains, “was to meet with Jonathan

and Andrea to provide a free estimate. From there, the prep work starts. We make sure every crack, cranny, and bump is leveled out or filled to create an ideal surface for the new flooring.” Whether a garage floor is brand new or original to an older home, Carolina Flooring Specialists’ team prepares the floor by smoothing it with a thorough diamond-grinding process. Once the epoxy mixture was applied on the Dussault’s cement floor, the decorative flakes are added. The new epoxy floor needs to set overnight. On the second day,

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(above left) The sealant, added on the second day, is a two-part, polyaspartic urethane mixture that keeps the floor from absorbing any stains. The extremely durable material is comprised of an epoxy. In fact, it’s so durable, it is frequently used on industrial sites. (above right) Carolina Flooring Specialists moves everything out of your garage before they start the process. (inset) Daniel Parham, Tim Worley, and Manuel Parham of Carolina Flooring Specialists.

the team returns to sand the floor (by hand) and apply the protective seal. After the seal dries for another night, the floor is ready for the car to be parked in the garage. Not only is the Dussault’s new garage floor resilient and stainfree, it’s also exceptionally low-maintenance. “We wanted to do this to our old garage in Connecticut for years,”

Andrea states. An excited Jonathan adds, “It just makes the garage sparkle and I can’t wait to start a new woodworking project in it with our son.”v

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Carolina Flooring Specialists Project Type: Renovation Location: Daniel Island See additional photos and watch a brief interview by scanning the code below or visiting

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Through the Tempest When a tornado destroyed part of their home in 2015, Chelsea and Ryan Meadows turned a tragedy into the perfect opportunity to redesign their Johns Island home.


magine you are awoken at midnight to hear a storm raging around your home. Now picture yourself racing into your one-yearold daughter’s room in order to pull her into your arms before rushing to find shelter. That is exactly what happened to Ryan Meadows when


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a tornado left a scar of destruction across Johns Island in September of 2015. “It was terrifying,” Ryan recounts. “My wife Chelsea was traveling for business, so I was on baby duty.” As Ryan was running down the back stairs, his daughter in his arms, almost the entire back side of the

house was being wrenched away by the storm. He and his daughter, Madison, barely made it into the closet under the stairs before the sofa flew by, taking the bathroom door with it. Fortunately, they stayed safe and Charleston County building de-

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Colin Voigt

(above left) The Meadows chose a light shade for the walls to increase the natural light shining in through the windows. Jodi Crosby suggested coffered ceilings to add dimension to the large space. (above right) The master bathroom was also cultivated with help from Mevers Kitchen and Bath. Chelsea and Ryan loved their kitchen cabinetry so much, they chose a similar inlay pattern for their bathroom.

partment was especially eager to make the process of rebuilding as quick and painless as possible for those affected by the tornado. Even more fortunately, the Meadows are good friends with several building professionals, including Travis Arnett of Arnett Construction as well as Chris Mevers of Mevers Kitchen and Bath. Once Ryan and Chelsea approached Travis about how to get started on the

road to home recovery, he pointed them toward Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs to help draw the house plans to rebuild. Jodi walked through what was left of their home, and discussed with the Meadows the aspects of the home that they wanted to keep. “We loved our home before the tornado, but Jodi did a fantastic job of asking us the right questions and visualizing everything we talked about,” says Chelsea.

Jodi worked tirelessly for four weeks (instead of the normal eight to 12 average) to redesign the missing parts of the house in order to integrate the panoramic marsh views for the new master suite upstairs and the living and dining rooms downstairs. “We did a little flip-flopping with the design,” adds Jodi. “The kitchen moved to the front of the home, we opened the floor plan, and incorporated larger CH+D • Fall 2016



A rustic brick backsplash brings a touch of old world charm to this traditional southern kitchen, which is nearly exactly the same layout as their previous kitchen.

windows.” From there, Travis took over the construction. He helped Chelsea and Ryan choose many of the finishes throughout. The floors in Travis’s own home turned out to be Chelsea’s inspiration for the rustic feel of the décor, and Ryan’s desire for an exposed brick fireplace played right into the charisma of the living room. “Once we were settled on a rustic theme, the Meadows and I had fun creating a space that they’ll love for years to come,” states Travis, who procured a lot of the reclaimed


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items in the living room, including the mantel over the fireplace. When it came time to design the kitchen, Chelsea and Ryan sought out another long-time friend, Chris Mevers. “They kept a lot of similar features from their old kitchen, with the spice racks and accessories on either side of the stove, but it’s the brick backsplash that ties the traditional cabinetry and the rustic feel of the living room together for a seamless look,” Chris mentions. Ryan adds, “I asked if the brick

(from left) Jodi Crosby, Travis Arnett, Chelsea, Madison, and Ryan Meadows, and Chris Mevers

(top) A huge reclaimed barn door separates Ryan’s office from the dining room, but still maintains the room’s chic, airy vibes. (bottom) The exterior of this lovely Johns Island home is pristine once again and Chelsea and Ryan replanted palmetto trees along the drive in honor of the ones they lost in the storm.

would even make a good backsplash and as soon as I brought it up, Chris said it would be perfect.” To pull Ryan’s traditional tastes and Chelsea’s rustic ideas together, Travis suggested barn doors here and there on the first floor, as well as marine rail fittings for the back porch so that the marsh view isn’t obstructed. Now, Chelsea and Ryan enjoy their lovely home and backyard scenery not only due to its beauty, but because it also reminds

them of how their friends and community came together to help rebuild their dreams. v For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 514-7354 or visit crosby-creations. com. To learn more about the reconstruction, call Arnett Construction at (843) 271-8668 or visit For more information about the kitchen, call Mevers Kitchen and Bath at (843) 410-5656 or visit

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Crosby Creations Home Designs Project Type: New Construction Location: Johns Island See additional photos and watch a brief interview by scanning the code below or visiting

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Blending Contemporary with Traditional When Laura Schonholz began designing her home with her daughter Johanna, they both wanted to find a way to use products and design elements that would blend in their aesthetics with the traditions of Charleston.


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Story by Laura Jones • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(left) Nichiha’s Empire Block paneling adds a modern touch to this Charleston home. Architect Laura Schonholz and her daughter Johanna Sztokman wanted to have a traditional, Charleston home shape with modern finishes to meet their aesthetic wishes and honor the traditional styles of this historical area.


ringing in the “new” can be tricky—especially when the “old” is as cherished as it is in a place like Charleston. Architect and homeowner Laura Schonholz, with the help of her daughter Johanna Sztokman and companies like Nichiha, brought in new looks to a stunning Lowcountry setting in a way that still honors and highlights the style traditions of this area. “We fell in love with Charleston as soon as we saw it,” gushes Laura as she explains how her husband’s position at MUSC brought her family to the Lowcountry from Argentina 12 years ago. “When settling in here, we wanted to have a contemporary house that took advantage of our location and maximized our view of downtown Charleston.” Laura set

out to design a home that met all of the Charleston Board of Architectural Review guidelines and still stayed true to her personal design style that she describes as a mixture of contemporary, minimalistic, and eclectic. To achieve this aesthetic, she worked diligently with her daughter to find all of the right contractors, vendors, and materials. Nichiha fiber cement paneling was one such product that worked well for Laura and Johanna’s design style, both inside and outside of the home. Buck Lumber supplied Nichiha’s Empire Block product on the exterior of the house as well as on the floor-to-ceiling custom fireplace. “We make both residential and commercial products,” explains Brandon Tart, Territory Manager of Nichiha.

“You can choose one of our products to have the look of lap siding or board and batten, or you can select our commercial panels that also can be used in modern single-family homes or commercial buildings.” “I was trying to think of a non-conventional material, and after investigating Nichiha, I thought it was perfect,” Laura adds. “Also, we really wanted to interconnect the exterior and interior of the home and the look of this gray material was ideal.” “Nichiha’s product was a way of incorporating the modern material into a more traditional form. It’s a very modern product, so we tried to create a house shape that would resemble a Charleston single,” Johanna includes.

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PROJECT FILES Throughout the home, the mixture of contemporary and traditional can be seen. Laura used hardwood flooring, but instead of ending the flooring at the baseboard, she continued the flooring all the way up the wall in some of the rooms of the home. AGM Imports helped to blend the contemporary with the traditional in the bathroom tiling also by adding unique flair to traditional bathroom shapes and silhouettes. This Lowcountry residence has been designed and built to stand the test of time. With a mixture of durable materials and design choices, Laura and her family will be able to enjoy the Charleston views in style from their home for years to come. v For more information, call Nichiha at (866) 434-4421 or visit online at nichiha. com. For more information about Holz Design Group call (843) 478-4906. For more information about Buck Lumber call (843) 795-0150.

(above right) This dimpled, grey fiber cement paneling covers the floor-to-ceiling custom fireplace as well as the exterior of the home. (inset) Homeowner Laura Schonholz and her daughter Johanna Sztokman pose with Nichiha Territory Manager Brandon Tart. (below right) The durable nature of Nichiha’s products work well with the climate and location of this Lowcountry home.

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Modern materials and clean lines merge to shape this home's polished design.

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Seamlessly Expanded Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens helped Larry and Kathryn Dismukes add several functional spaces to their backyard for eating, entertaining, and enjoying all of their marsh views.


ining al fresco nearly year round is a Lowcountry lifestyle luxury. Being able to eat outside on your own patio while overlooking the marsh after cooking in your own outdoor kitchen takes that level of luxury up a few notches. This featured Charleston home boasts several areas to relax in while enjoying the gorgeous weather and views as well as a modern outdoor kitchen with several unique features. Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens worked with Larry and Kathryn Dismukes to install an outdoor kitchen, dining area, and living space that worked for their lifestyle as well as their aesthetic desires. “The Dismukes really wanted an outdoor kitchen that blended in with the look of their home,” ex-


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plained Ken Good of Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens. “They were looking for something that appeared to have been original to the house.” This particular outdoor kitchen sits below the large, second floor screened-in porch and seamlessly houses all of the appliances, an ample workspace, and cooking areas. This shaded portion of the house covers the space from the sun and the elements, but the use of columns beneath the house allows for a breeze to flow through the location perfectly. “We challenged Ken and his team to create a unique design that blended with the original look and feel of the home,” adds Larry. “Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens exceeded our expectations and worked with us to create exactly what we wanted.”

A high-end pizza oven caps off the list of durable outdoor appliances that these homeowners added to their dream outdoor kitchen.

(above right) Belgard pavers line the walkway and surround the custom, built-in fire pit that was angled to maximize marsh views. (inset) Ken Good of Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens (below right) A long pathway winds its way through the yard to preserve the native trees and landscaping.

Story by Laura Jones • Photography by Colin Voigt

The Dismukes wanted several high-end touches to be added to their outdoor kitchen. A Fire Magic “Echelon Diamond” grill, pizza oven, and warming drawers only begin the list of what was installed. Other fun features include a built-in cutting board with a trash chute and wine chilling station. Belgard pavers compose the walkways that lead around the property. One path extends from the kitchen and dining areas toward the dock, and the other leads away from home toward the fire pit area. The custom fire pit was situated to maximize marsh views. “We were able to take a space that had beautiful views, but was not functional, and transform it into a wonderful entertainment area,” exclaims Kathryn. “My favorite feature would be how they’ve created three outdoor spaces that all work so well together,” adds Ken. These homeowners, in conjunction with Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens, have created an outdoor cooking and living area that will be used for years and years. v For more information, call Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens at (843) 216-0006 or visit

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens Project Type: Outdoor Living Location: Daniel Island See additional photos and watch a brief interview by scanning the code below or visiting

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Traditionally Charming One South Battery Street homeowner called upon Bennett Hofford Construction to breathe life back into her historic home.


lassic Charleston brick with white pillars lined by a graceful iron fence set the perfect scene for a quiet, sunny afternoon stroll along South Battery Street. But behind the brick is a beautiful home, filled with French-inspired antique furniture, equestrian artwork, and a soft white and


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floral palette, all masterfully blended with a modern kitchen. And that’s just the first floor. “Elizabeth called us after she purchased the house,” says Jessica Hofford, of Bennett Hofford Construction. “It hadn’t been updated in a while and the color scheme was kind

of dark.” Elizabeth, the homeowner, is an attorney and a full-time mom, so she wanted a cheerful home to return to after long hours in the office. Unfortunately, before the renovations took place, there was only a formal dining room and formal living room to offer space for family time. At Elizabeth’s request, the team

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Colin Voigt

(above left) Shaker style cabinets and crown moulding are just a couple of the high-end features of this kitchen (above right) An historic house such as this one begs for a traditional formal dining room with plenty of seating.

at Bennett Hofford began plans for an addition to accompany the renovation. It was important to Elizabeth that there be a less formal place for unwinding with family and friends. And because the house faces South, it was vital that large windows be added to the family room to maximize the natural light flowing through the space. She chose to have custom built-in shelves and storage added in order to assist the

family in running a smooth, organized household. The brass horse statues, family photos, trophies, and stacks of academic books comingling among the shelves complement the traditional décor. The newly refurbished staircase, with original wood steps and wrought iron spindles, leads to the second floor, where the master suite and guest rooms are located. “Much like the first

floor, we renovated all of the rooms on the second story and restored all of the moulding, which is original to the house,” Jessica points out. The only exceptions are the two spectacular bathrooms. Each lavatory was entirely gutted to the studs, which allowed for the plumbing to be thoroughly updated. The guest bathroom features dark stained cabinetry with a white marble countertop contrast. In comparison, the master bathroom sparkles with CH+D • Fall 2016



(above left) Antique bronze fixtures, old-fashioned mirrors, and a handsome chest of drawers bring touches of history to this thoroughly updated master bathroom. (above right) All of the fan light and side light, trim, and moulding work is original to the house and Bennett Hofford expertly restored it to its original splendor. (inset) Jessica Hofford of Bennett Hofford Construction

white marble countertops that complement the original wood flooring. A stand-alone soaking tub creates a spalike atmosphere. Up on the third floor is where Elizabeth’s daughter’s room, a third bathroom, and a den are found. The den, which was formerly attic space, is enveloped with floor-to-ceiling original wood paneling. It has been stained to a rich, mahogany color to lighten and warm the room, due to its singular small, round window.


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Elizabeth’s daughter’s bathroom was also redesigned. Now, there are endless possibilities to where Elizabeth and her family will land when they return to relax in their historic abode, and they can relish every moment together in a refreshingly spacious home. v For more information, call Bennett Hofford Construction at (843) 722-8169 or visit

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Bennett Hofford Construction Project Type: Historic Renovation Location: Downtown Charleston See additional photos and watch a brief interview by scanning the code below or visiting

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Mixing Styles to Perfection When these Mt. Pleasant homeowners wanted to create a unique and functional backyard space, Blue Haven Pools and Spas stepped up to help make their unconventional ideas come to life.


hen you know what you want, all you have to do is make it happen. It was as simple, and as complicated, as that for these Mt. Pleasant homeowners who set out to create their dream backyard. It didn’t take the homeowners long to know they needed something more out of their typical, pretty suburban yard. They knew that they desired to create a beautiful and functional outdoor living space for their family. Being able to enjoy Charleston’s weather year round in a place that not only looked great, but also used space efficiently with little upkeep was their goal. To help see that


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their “rustic modern” and space efficient goals were met, they enlisted the help of Blue Haven Pools and Spas. Jeff Little and Brian Peppin of Blue Haven Pools and Spas helped them to make this backyard dream a reality. “The biggest thing that they really wanted to achieve was a complete overhaul of the entire yard,” states Brian. “We didn’t want to just install a pool and then just have a bunch of grass.” A lot of creative thinking and attention to detail went into designing this backyard. Many materials and styles were meticulously sorted through with

the homeowners and Jeff. “What I love about this pool is that it’s unique. I don’t see too many pools that are even similar,” adds Jeff, who designed this space. Beyond just looking stylish with select finishes, the homeowners needed a backyard that required little work for maintenance. Blue Haven Pools and Spas installed a couple of features to achieve that. First, a top-of-the-line automatic cleaner was installed into this saltwater pool. Second, the increasingly popular pebble interior was added to help reduce upkeep as well."

Story by Laura Jones • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(far left) Columns topped with travertine and effaced with stone venire anchor the pool’s corners. (top right) Iridescent glass tiles cover the sides of the spill-over spa. (center) Blue Haven Pools and Spas’s Brian Peppin and Jeff Little pose poolside. (bottom right) Travertine decking without a bullnose helps to drive the rustic modern look further.

Jeff also offered many options to help maximize space usage in the yard and to reduce upkeep. “In order to achieve some of this for them, we installed the geometric shaped pool, which takes up a good amount of the yard,” explains Brian. “Then we added the French patterned travertine deck that goes all the way around three sides of the pool and underneath the outdoor entertainment area that Express Sunrooms built.” Instead of planting grass throughout the remaining green spaces in the

yard, Jeff suggested going with another option that never needed to be mowed and just need to be hosed off once and a while—artificial turf. With help from Blue Haven Pools and Spas, this “rustic modern” and low maintenance yard came out just as the homeowners had always hoped it would. v

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John Dewberry and his fiancĂŠ, Jaimie Brown, often wind down in the renovated courtyard between the main house and the carriage house.


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Former Georgia Tech quarterback and developer of Charleston’s only midcentury modern hotel, John Dewberry, reminisces about the early days of Dewberry Capital, the life lessons he learned from football, and renovating his historic downtown home. Story by Erin Forbes | Photography by Patrick Brickman & Colin Voigt

As a graduate of the College of Charleston, I spent my formative years walking and biking every inch of downtown Charleston, from Battery Park to the streets around Wagener Terrace. In all that time, I rarely gave much thought to the old building that seemed to loom over my favorite warm-weather study spot in Marion Square. But John Dewberry’s creative mind and tenacious spirit had an entirely different view of the L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building, when, in 2008, he bought it from the federal government. He didn’t care that its sixties-era walls were filled with asbestos, or that people in the community claimed he paid too much for an ugly, dilapidated structure. Nor did he listen when they encouraged him to tear down the eyesore. To hear him tell the story as he relaxes in the Music Room of his home on Meeting Street, a cigar in his hand and his dog, Georgia, snoozing away on the antique Knoll sofa, it’s hard to see the business mogul. But his confidence and competitive nature are clear in the results of his business practices. “I’ll be the first to tell you what’s what,” he says with a sly smile. “It’s the quarterback in me. But it’s not about your ego or mine, it’s about what’s best for the project, playing your best, and being who you are.” That phrase, “Be who you are,” is one of John’s main mantras in life. And for a good reason. It was the solid advice his father gave him as an athletic leader and it has translated into success as he morphed into a leader in development and real estate across the southeast.

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(above) The house’s ideal location on the corner of Meeting and Tradd keeps with John’s love for living on the corner, while a courtyard wall and huge trees provide plenty of privacy. (below) Imagine this courtyard as a tiny lane that could only allow visitors to pass single-file. Once John acquired the extra space and the carriage house, he turned it into an oasis of blue stone pavers and water features.

You began working in the financial industry, so to speak, at Marine Midland Bank after college. What made you decide to change lanes from banking to real estate and development? I always intended to make the move. Before I was working at Marine Midland Bank, I met with a lot of Atlanta’s real estate leaders and asked each of them what was the most important thing to understand about their industry. Many said if you understand the finance, if you understand the numbers, then everything else falls into place. So I sought a banking job, landed at Marine Midland Bank (which is now Hong Kong


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Shanghai Bank), and learned everything I could about lending and borrowing money. About 36 months later, the recession of 1990 hit the market. For the real estate industry, it was a very similar recession to the one in 2008. Basically, I experienced a ten-year economic cycle in about three years. This has proved to be a very valuable learning experience. When did you decide to break out on your own to start Dewberry Capital? Just before the recession of 1990, in March of 1989, I realized that I could do on my own what I was doing for the developers who came into the

The breakfast room features a fixture that inspired lighting which they used in guest rooms at The Dewberry. John and Jaimie love to eat in this room with the doors open when the weather is nice.

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(1) A street view of John’s front door reveals a unique natural stain, complementary to the slate-blue hues of the walls. (2) Wood paneling on the ceiling and shiplap on the walls creates a picturesque bedroom. (3) For a refined touch, matching limestone was used for this countertop and the walls behind it. (4) A beautiful antique Oushak rug complements the custom vanity and rich color scheme of this room. (5) John created a cabin-like retreat in the carriage house with exposed brick and unconventional seating. (6) John’s wine cellar, located under the first story as a true cellar, is unique to the downtown area. (7) Ivy and other foliage provides natural décor to enhance this already stylish courtyard. (8) The seamless farm-style sink in this bathroom evokes the home's origins.




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(above) The kitchen of the carriage house is supremely functional and stylish, with floating shelves for storage and stainless steel to contrast the classic walls.

bank. So I started Dewberry Capital and started arranging financing for guys who were in dire financial straits. For leaving a safe haven at the bank, people looked at me like I was nuts. But I had learned how to both borrow and lend money, which is more difficult, but brings more benefits in the end. Clearly that set a great foundation for all that you’ve accomplished up to the present day. What did you study at Georgia Tech that led you into the real estate and development industry to begin? Georgia Tech is a nerd school, through and through, and I am proud of that. Back then they called my degree Industrial Management, and the curriculum is still very similar now to what it was then. But a Georgia Tech business

degree is more quantitative than most schools. I took a lot of calculus, physics, and economic classes for the major. Unfortunately, when I transferred from University of Georgia after my freshman year, the two calculus classes I had already taken didn’t count, so I’m probably the only guy around who had five calculus courses to his name and still can’t tell you much about calculus [laughs]. What Georgia Tech really taught me though, was how to compete. Academics don’t get to take all the credit for that, but I had to study twice, maybe three times, as hard as I was accustomed to make the same level of grades. I woke up at five in the morning to practice throwing footballs, before going to class. But If I didn’t succeed, I was going home. College and football both taught me how to compete to be successful,

and my dad taught me how to be just the right balance of confident and humble. Every time I would be too demanding as a leader, Dad would say, ‘Son, you gotta be who you are, but show ‘em your heart and they will follow.’ Dad was right. While you were the starting quarterback for Georgia Tech, you led the Yellow Jackets to more victories than in the past decade, helped turn around the program, and paved the way for Georgia Tech to move beyond it’s spot among the ten worst football teams rankings. Did you ever think you might play professional football? At one point, yes. It sounds crazy, but I was probably a better baseball player than I was football player. But I quit baseball when I was fifteen to follow

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(above) Easily one of John’s favorite rooms in the main house, this stunning kitchen used to be the stables of the original home. John restored the old brick and tabby, and added elegant French doors to lead out to the front courtyard. He also left the original earthquake rods exposed.

football. When I was younger, I often thought I’d get married and have a family as a pro quarterback. As a baseball player, it's a lot harder to play 160 games a year, be successful, and have a family. I remember thinking that was two different lifestyles. I just didn’t like the outlook of 160 pro baseball games a year. Plus I loved the position of quarterback. The elements of using the brain, the problem solving, the leadership, all coupled with the athleticism involved in the role of a quarterback were right up my alley. Baseball couldn't really offer me an equivalent position. When I got to Georgia Tech, though, it was one of those ‘what


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have I done’ moments because Georgia Tech was ranked as one of the top ten worst college football teams and I had just left UGA, which recently claimed a national championship. Plus the classwork was much more demanding. So through hard work, perseverance, and leadership, we turned things around; it was probably the first major example in my life of taking a risk, but I knew it was worth it. After college, I was drafted by Calgary in the Canadian Football League. Quickly, I knew pro football wasn’t going to take me where I wanted to go. My dad knew it too, because he told me I probably wasn’t good enough to play in the NFL. And that sounds

harsh to people who didn’t know him, or how he drove me when I wanted to be driven. He also said, ‘John, you’re going to be better at business than you ever dreamed of being at football.’ He and I both knew that he was right. You started Dewberry Capital with your own capital, which sounds like a big risk. How did you know that was the career path for you? The best way to put it is that I don’t know any other way. That’s who I am. As I mentioned earlier, it was my father who pushed me early on to use my brain, all of which eventually led me to take that jump. I’d done something similar before, by transferring from a school with a great football program to a school that could hardly win a game. But I knew it would pay off because I would make it so. Every time I think, ‘What have I gotten myself into,’ my next immediate thought is, ‘We’re going to turn this around.’

I evaluate risk differently than the majority of people, which is what it really boils down to. Combine that with having the confidence in my ability to overcome obstacles. It takes a unique skill set to have both vision and an eye for detail, herd all of the cats, keep a project (at least somewhat) on time, and somewhat on budget. I would say my training as a quarterback helped me be able to communicate my goals and problem solve in a way that has aided many other experiences in my life. Keeping the linemen and the running backs from each other’s throats, while calling and executing plays against 11 defenders bent on our destruction, is a lot like leading the architects, engineers, interior designers, and construction crews while trying to make sure the hotel moves toward completion. Five-star hotel development is more complicated than football, though, and I love most every second of it. [laughs]

Today Dewberry Capital spans from Virginia to Florida. When you first began the company, did you imagine it would be this widespread? We could have grown a lot quicker, and be a lot more widespread than we are right now. But I’ve told other people who asked me that question, we’re developing quality not quantity. I’ve always been more interested in the beauty of a development than chasing money. As a result I’ve been very blessed in my financial endeavors, so that helps, too, but at the heart of the matter, we focus on giving back to the communities where we invest. It was something my father impressed on me from day one, and it’s something that I strive for every day. Plus it would be nearly impossible to focus on giving back when you've got developments in every state or multiple countries around the world. And I think that’s kind of what God cares about—

The formal dining room is accented with custom upholstered chairs and layered rugs to set guests at ease. A portrait of George Washington overlooks the table as a nod to the home’s origins.

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using the gifts He gives you to the best of your ability. 2008 wasn’t exactly the best year for real estate, and the L. Mendel Rivers building wasn't exactly pristine, so why did you decide to buy that building in that year? It all goes back to who I am. I am a risk taker. I have a game plan and it involves taking chances. But the risks I take aren’t as crazy as they may seem to a lot of people. They make sense to me because I evaluate risk with a different skill set than most. If I can renovate a building, if I can save a landmark, then I would rather do that and turn it into a new landmark, so that's what I’m going to do. I bought the empty federal building at a steep discount to replacement costs, because I knew I could to

turn it into a five-star hotel. And the whole time my dad’s words, ‘You gotta be who you are,’ were in my head. So I went for it. And we've been supremely blessed in the process. It’s also the reason I named the hotel after my dad. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his love and advice. What initially drew you to the L. Mendel Rivers building? For one, I didn’t want to build from the ground up. It would have been too expensive. Some may say that I’m not about doing things the easy way, but the easy way isn’t always the best way. But think about it, what other building in Charleston has almost 200 windows just on the front of the building? It certainly makes for great natural light in the guest rooms.

Secondly, no matter which city Dewberry Capital invests in, it’s vital for us to have the best real estate, and that’s what the federal building is. That’s my business model, so that’s what we do. We always end up being on a corner and we’re usually next to a church, too [laughs], but my dad was a preacher so that’s what I am used to. Thirdly, I wanted to preserve the midcentury modern building. The L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building is one of the best examples from that time period. And lastly, we’re right in the middle of the development craze that’s moving north from Calhoun Street, and situated on Charleston’s main event venue, Marion Square. Did you have the same vision for The Dewberry as it has turned out, and if not what was that vision?

(above left) John’s passion for art is clear even in the master suite where an original Harry Hall hangs above the stunning fireplace. (above right) From the master bedroom, an exquisite tub awaits to help soak away the stress of a long day.


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(above) Known as the Cypress Room, John’s office is filled with old-world books and antiques, including a thirteen star Revolutionary flag, all encompassed by original cypress wall paneling, which he had restored to its former glory.

There were things that I changed or that were suggested to me, but primarily I envisioned a place where folks can come enjoy supper, have a cocktail, celebrate their anniversary, or stay for the weekend. It’s true that my ideas morphed a little over time, but I am very hands-on with our projects. I know what I want and work with my team to turn it into a reality. The Dewberry needed to be a meeting place, a relaxing place, and a tribute to all of the things that make midcentury modern great with a few modern amenities in the mix to bring people back. And I certainly hope that’s what we’ve accomplished.

Charlestowne. What was your goal for your home?

You certainly have. And you’ve done the same with your personal home on Meeting Street, which was built in 1770 and was around to witness the British capture

We raised the second story and then had to raise the windows to match, and we rebuilt every fireplace. It was a true labor of love (most of the time). [laughs]

Aesthetically, it needed a serious facelift and at times it’s hard to tell where the old ends and the new begins, which I love. But the most important thing to me was to feel comfortable and to make everyone else comfortable too. The other goal I had was to take the house back to 1770. We pulled up and restored the floors, renewed the structure, refurbished the cypress paneling in my office (which had been painted before I bought the house), and preserved as much of the original Charleston brick as we could.

Once the floors had been lifted and the structural aspects restored, what was the next step in the renovation process? The kitchen was the most complex part of the whole renovation. It used to be the stables next to the house. A really cool part of the room is some of the tabby on the walls and the brick behind it is 250 years old and some is just thirteen years old. It’s impossible to tell the difference. I love to ask expert renovation guests if they can tell which part is original and which isn’t. You’ve filled your home with historic art as well. Which pieces are your favorites and why? I have contemporary pieces like Douglass Balantine’s in the Music Room and the master bathroom, but I

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(above) Guests entering the lobby of The Dewberry are often a bit distracted by the distinctive three-dimensional map on the wall. The map itself harkens from the 1861 Elliott & Ames map, when Mt. Pleasant was still Hog Island. The talented artist was none other than Peyton Avrett, who also worked with John to create The Dewberry's main signage. (opposite top left) The Signature King suite boasts an exquisite soaking tub surrounded by marble and stellar downtown views. (top right) Silhouettes of Whooping and Sandhill Cranes take flight in a flurry of metallic wings in this room, which leads to the ballroom. Each gold leaf bird was painstakingly crafted and installed by the brilliant Tom Swanston. (bottom left) The Living Room is filled with eclectically curated and custom pieces of midcentury modern furniture to create a relaxed atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. (bottom right) Each bedroom and almost all of the public areas of the hotel are decorated with custom antiqued mirrors juxtaposed against the midcentury décor.

think the original Huttys and French artist, Alex Amyé are my favorites. They are so evocative of life and travel and adventure. Plus Alfred Hutty used to live right up Tradd Street. We have two Ridleys as well, which are hunting scenes, and I’m not huge into hunting art, but these paintings are special. The old colonial flag over the fireplace is perfect for the Cypress Room, too, because it harkens back to the time period when the house was new and its first inhabitants were living in pre-Revolutionary (and therefore) dangerous times. That kind of history fascinates me—it’s so remarkable to discover who the people were and how they lived in this very place where we’re sitting.


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Clearly you’ve put a great deal of effort and care into this house, but you have one or two in other spectacular places, like Ireland, for instance. So would you say this is your primary home, or just your home away from home? It’s my home-home, for sure. My dad, before he passed, could see that I was different when we would come stay here together. He said that I felt more at home here, and he was right. I love every inch of this house, the history, the city, the community, all of it. Jaimie agrees with my dad, too. Whenever we come here she always tells me how great it is to see me relax. Charleston is obviously more than just a wonderful place to retreat

for you two, but it sounds like you’re not finished developing new properties into fabulous hotels. What’s on the horizon for you and Dewberry Capital? We’re traveling a bit between Charleston and Charlottesville right now (John is originally from this area of Virginia), working on the finishing touches to The Dewberry Charleston and starting design work on our second hotel in Charlottesville, which has a similar background to The Dewberry. It’s been an abandoned building for a while, and like the federal building was, it is a bit of an eyesore. Construction hasn’t quite started yet, so it’s still a bit of an eyesore [laughs], but things are moving forward and it’s all very encouraging. ✴


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The work triangle (stove, refrigerator, and sink) is key for function in this refurbished kitchen


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Increase curb appeal with a custom front porch, storm shutters, and new siding like this James Island home. For More Info:

Great American Home Pros

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A quick, energy efficient update turns old, wornout windows into money-saving enhancements.

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Paradise Home Improvement

(843) 804-6396 •

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A professionally designed bay window with bench seating boosts the style and function of this renovated breakfast nook and seating area.


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Christopher Rose Architects

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Uniform window coverings give your home charm and protect your home’s interior from fading.

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Charleston Blind Company

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Using a custom designed Wall Bed and shelving creates two efficient spaces in one room.

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Closet Factory

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This architect-designed bathroom received many modern luxuries like a soaking tub.


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White walls and bright marine accents turn this Isle of Palms house into a coastal dream home.

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Steven Shell Living

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Safeguard your home’s windows and create more curb appeal at the same time with hurricane shutters. For More Info: Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters (843) 822-5519 •

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A large island was added to maximize this workspace. Crown moulding around the top adds flair.


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Harper Construction

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Creating curb appeal is easy with a new, elegant walkway and delightful landscaping.

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New industrial grade cabinets with black channel hardware upgrade the style and function.

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Garage Experts

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The frameless cabinets finished in “Rose,” coordinate with the Cambria countertops in “Walton” for a sleek look.

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Classic Remodeling & Construction

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Jazz up your dining room with patterned wallpaper and fun, fruity art.

For More Info: Penny & Lucy Lou with Southern Places

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Energy-Saving solar panels are the new status symbol and can generate up to 90 percent of a home’s needs. For More Info:

Southern Current

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Design a custom pool with gradual entry, builtin spa, and a stone deck for your backyard retreat.

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Blue Haven Pools & Spas

(843) 552-6000 •


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This steam shower conversion features Hard Curb technology for a leak-proof installation of a frameless glass shower. For More Info:

KBRS MicroFactory

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Natural finishes and high-end appliances give this kitchen a warmer and more functional ambiance. For More Info:

Coastal Design Builders

(843) 300-9383 •

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Combine custom cabinetry and “Taj Mahal” quartzite countertops that are high-polished and leathered like in this Seabrook Island kitchen.


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Bask in the beauty of wood with a maintenance-free wood-look tile.


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Modern flooring with a slight textured pattern elevates this room’s appeal.


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Carpet Baggers Carpet One

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This home’s 64 LG solar modules are designed to offset the entire electric bill for the homeowner.

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Edgewater Energy Solutions

(843) 937-9999 •


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James Hardie fiber cement siding in “Soft Green” and a “Weathered Wood” roof give this home a modern look. For More Info:

Contract Exteriors

(843) 733-3223 •

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Use the wedi Fundo Ligno system to add a zero entry shower for a new look or to make your shower handicap accessible.

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Polished nickel lighting with hints of patina bring timeless charm to this Daniel Island powder room.

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Circa Lighting

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Control your home’s technological features inside and out with the Savant app.

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Audio Warehouse

Install custom shelving and cabinetry to match your entertainment setup.

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California Closets

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Host friends and family on fall nights around a cozy firepit.

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Leisure Depot

(843) 552-7272 •

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This Summerville homeowner chose to define their outdoor space with a pergola, firepit, and pavers for year-round recreation.

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Stacks Nursery

(843) 832-4769 •

Installing hardwood floors elevates the style of any space.

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Elegant Hardwood Floors

(843) 723-8172 •


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Protect your furniture from stains with Fiber-Seal's patented products.

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Fiber-Seal of the Lowcountry

(843) 345-9966 •

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A custom front door on this Isle of Palms home generates unique curb appeal.

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Max Crosby Construction

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Coffered ceilings and shiplap wall accents add instant charm and warmth to a room.

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Jefferey Builders

(843) 270-9879 •

Tie a room’s look together with a stair runner like this one in “Desert Tan”.

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Floor Coverings International

(843) 695-7801 •


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A water softener filters minerals from tapwater and extends the life of your homes appliances.

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Culligan of Charleston

(843) 277-9228 •

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Install a claw foot tub to incorporate old-world charm into your bathroom.

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Bennett Hofford Construction

A water feature surrounded by pavers, brick, stone, and mulch brings texture to this I'On courtyard.

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D.I.G. Landscape

(843) 327-4372 •


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A Jonathan Green painting complements the bold blues in this historic downtown Charleston single.

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Domain Interiors & Design

(843) 388-0328 •

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Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston provided custom cabinetry for this professionally designed kitchen in Mt. Pleasant.

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Riverside Designers

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Window treatments like these Vista Cordless faux-wood blinds and Horizon Drapery panels instantly upgrade a room.

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Budget Blinds of Charleston

Never miss a news update or a single down in the football game with a tv by your tub.

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NextGen Technologies

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Use a statement piece, like this colorful rug, to spruce up any room.

For More Info: (843) 556-4939

MW Hunter Custom Interiors

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A custom gunite pool can be built in any shape and space such as this one off of the Wando River.

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Aqua Blue Pools

(843) 767-7665 •

Even though marble is softer than granite, it's being used more and more in the kitchen.

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Palmetto Surfacing

(843) 569-1131 •


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Add landscape lighting to dramatically enhance your foliage like this live oak tree on Seabrook Island.

For More Info: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

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Be stylish with GlassEco countertops featuring unique, recycled local glass.

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GlassEco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling

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Built-in bench seating adds character and function to this space.

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HWC Custom Cabinetry

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White Carara Premium marble shines in this high-end, Mt. Pleasant kitchen.

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AGM Imports

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Add elegance to your stairs, rail, or fence project with wrought iron.

For More Info: (803) 655-5653


Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks

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This downtown Charleston television can be concealed by a painting at the push of a button.

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AV Lifestyles

(843) 277-0059 •

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Enjoy music in each room by installing ceiling speakers throughout your home.

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QEI Security & Technology

Keep your storage areas organized with a customizable shelving and hook system.

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Monkey Bars

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This Kiawah resident can treat their yard or dock at any time with a hand-held remote using their mosquito misting system to kill mosquitos and their eggs. For More Info:

Mosquito Nix

(843) 619-3033 •

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A ceiling-high backsplash and bold Bertazzoni range from Swift Appliance modernize this Summerville kitchen.

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Alair Homes

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Paint your cabinets to transform the look of the kitchen without a major renovation.

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For an updated look, install a frameless shower with no header.

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Century Glass

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This garage floor will never stain. And it's beautiful, too.

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Carolina Flooring Specialists

(843) 725-8502 •

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The sleek cabinets on the double vanities give this room a polished look.

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Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston

Replace your old insulation with superior spray foam insulation.

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EcoFoam Insulation & Coatings

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Get the classic style of wrought iron with low-maintenance aluminum.

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Maner Building Supply

(843) 552-0242 •

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This sparkling Daniel Island kitchen has contrasting wood accents on the William C. Pritchard cabinets to complement the floating shelves.

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Structures Building Company

Low maintenance composite decking systems resist scratching and fading from the elements.

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Source Consulting

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Installing a natural-stone patio adds style to your backyard living space.

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Increase your home’s value with a green, energy-saving, ceramic coating.

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Rhino Shield

(843) 884-1992 •

Built-in shades add cover to this lovely pergola surrounded by Belgard pavers installed from Just Hardscapes and Design. For More Info:

Express Sunrooms

(843) 501-0036 •


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Prevent acorns, pine needles, and critters from clogging your gutters with a covered gutter system.

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These neutral countertops coordinate well with this backsplash from Melcer Tile.

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Real Deal Countertops

Dramatic custom cabinetry packs a seriously stylish punch.

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William C. Pritchard

(843) 889-1313 •


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Enhance your backyard pool experience by installing a “Sun Shelf.”

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Clear Blue Pools

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Brighten your pool with colorful lighting options.

Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa

(843) 886-8988 •

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This tub and shower surround do not require extensive demolition.

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Bath Fitter

(843) 767-4008 •


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This easy-to-care-for, hand-knitted “Arak” rug pulls together the color scheme of the room and protects the flooring. For More Info:

Fine Rugs Outlet Store

(843) 974-4166 •

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Dark island cabinetry contrasts the white cabinetry in this Sullivan's Island kitchen remodel.

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Jilco Kitchen & Bath

(843) 849-6465 •

White trim around a custom fireplace and entertainment center complements the dark hardwood floors exquisitely. For More Info:

Axon Homes

(843) 410-2569 •


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Encapsulating your crawlspace can improve air quality inside your home and lower energy costs just like this Summerville home. For More Info:

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Remodeling? It is the perfect time to treat your home for termites, since they are active year-round here in the Lowcountry. Also, inspect every aspect of your home for other pest preventions. Find out how:

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control (843) 766-8298 •

Palmetto Exterminators

(843) 766-9701 •

Overwhelmed by all the color choices? Call a professional colorist at Sherwin Williams for an in-home consultation to learn the latest color trends and get overall project advice. For More Info:

Sherwin Williams

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Whether your project is big or small, it’s a great idea to update the energy efficiency of your investment.

Palmetto Home Energy Audit

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Creature Catchers

(843) 205-0551 •

Don’t forget to finance and insure your project with local professionals.

Mary Riley: Century 21 Properties Plus

(843) 714-8029 •

McKay Insurance

(843) 881-8301 •

Let professionals take care of moving your valuables to a climate-controlled storage space.

The Pendergrass Moving Company

(843) 971-0919 •

Look for more inspiration and help from these local companies.

Bath Planet of Charleston

Make sure to include your yard when thinking of places to breathe new life into while remodeling.

Jim Thorpe Custom Homes

Charleston Landscape

(843) 278-5555 •

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Just Additions & Remodeling (843) 352-7341 •

Kalman Construction

(843) 856-0515 •


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Coastal Carolina Hardscapes

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HLG Growers

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Bronze Lighting Fixture

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Sea Green Wall Lamp

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M&M Oil and Propane

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Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689

Cutting Board

Charleston Woodworks (843) 744-0016

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of wit, so too is optimizing a small space. From downsizing, to tiny houses, and even to floating homes, check out some of the ways these local homeowners have made the most of the space they have.

Photography by Patrick Brickman


Just as brevity is the soul

Applying Fiber-Seal’s fabric protection to the custom furniture pieces and the rug help to make this 888 square foot Katrina Cottage even more functional and carefree.

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Believe it or not, this kitchen was built inside a pool house. Effective planning helps these homeowners find extra space to accommodate all of their requirements.

Photography by Patrick Brickman


SHELTER Custom-Built Living | (843) 278-2914 Flooring: Elegant Hardwood Flooring Walker Zanger Tile and Plane Countertops: Buckhannon Brothers Tile | Kallista Faucets, Viking & Subzero Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery


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LET CHARLESTON INSPIRE YOU. Bring grace and beauty into your home with the Colors of Historic Charleston™ & the Carolina Lowcountry Collection color palettes, both found exclusively at Sherwin-Williams. When you select these colors, a portion of the proceeds supports the ongoing preservation projects of the Historic Charleston Foundation.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

This room makes up for its lack of size with ample style. Bold features and captivating accent pieces give this room character.

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High-end touches like Honed Carrara marble countertops and a custom, built-in hutch make the space in this downtown Charleston condo stylish and efficient.

Classic Remodeling & Construction | (843) 763-3297 Cabinetry: Pennville Custom Cabinetry Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing Floors: John Griffiths Hardwood Flooring

This powder room with shower, featuring iridescent tile, was converted from a closet to help meet the homeowners' needs.

Palmetto Tile Distributors | (843) 266-8700 General Contractor: Classic Remodeling Tile Installation: Lowcountry Tile Contractors


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Coralberry Cottage | (843) 884-2225 Furniture Painting: Painted Lady


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Photography by Colin Voigt


Incorporating traditional home décor and many custom furnishings make this floating vessel feel more like home.




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This condo at The Tides feels wide open and spacious thanks to good design and high-end touches like these Shaker-style cabinets.

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Thoughtful planning makes this outdoor space look big.

D.I.G. Landscape | (843) 327-4372

Melcer Tile | (843) 744-5345

When this tight space needed updating, the homeowners opted for tile choices that would be aesthetically pleasing and useful for their lifestyle.


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This tiny, teal home has just the right amount of space— and more than enough fun— for these Lowcountry folks.

Carolina Machine Finishing | (843) 760-0029 Building Materials: Buck Lumber & Building Supply Pre-Priming: Carolina Machine Finishing Bath Fixtures: Design on Tap

The trick to optimizing a small space is making it not look small.

Harper Construction (843) 860-6970


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In the picturesque setting of The Battery Carriage House Inn, even the rumored ghosts boast quality reputations he gentle lapping of the the nearby rivers, the gorgeous live oaks of Battery Park, and the picturesque main house of 20 South Battery all set the stage perfectly for a lovely stay in Charleston at The Battery Carriage House Inn. This tranquil and unassuming area full of historical homes and hotels, as well as an abundance of natural beauty, doesn’t quite fit the setting for a typical ghost story. Then again, the ghosts rumored to haunt this bed and breakfast aren’t known for being typical either. One of the alleged poltergeists in particular gives off more of a “Ghost of Rhett Butler” presence rather than a Nightmare on Elm Street vibe. This specific haunt


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received the name “The Gentleman Ghost of Room 10” because only female guests report having experienced his visits and all descriptions of him are quite positive. Several accounts of his appearance all claim him to be a wispy, slender figure that smells fresh. This affectionate apparition has been known to join a lady or two in the gorgeous four-poster bed that comfortably fills this historic room. His presence, while startling, has yet to be anything more than a friendly ghost who pays visits to female visitors and drifts in and out of the room through the entertainment closet. The story behind the Gentleman Ghost of Room 10 is that he haunts The Battery Carriage House Inn because it is

(above left) According to legend, the Gentleman Ghost has been known pay a to visit female guests in the four-poster bed of Room 10. (above right) The Headless Torso allegedly makes his spooky presence known in this delicately decorated room. (bottom left) The Battery Carriage House Inn features all you would want from a hotel and (maybe) even more bonuses from the great beyond.

the location of his alleged suicide. Legend has it that he cannot find peace since his self-inflicted demise, which he was driven to after coming home from college to find the love of his life had a new beau. This heartbreaking theory does fall in line with his tendencies to seek female companionship. On a darker (yet still harmless) note, the Headless Torso of Room 8 leaves guests with a different feeling than the previously mentioned spirit did. The ghost of Room 8, according to several accounts, gives off a much darker presence and has a more threatening demeanor. His gruff moaning and headless body, which is covered with a coarse, thick, and stained fabric, leaves those who

have experienced him more frightened than his ghostly neighbor does. Other ethereal figures are said to have been seen or felt in different parts of the hotel, but not with the same consistency as the two more famous “residents.� While the owners and staff are skeptical of the stories, guests flock to The Battery Carriage House Inn to see for themselves and share their experiences. For more information, call The Battery Carriage House Inn at (843) 727-3100, or visit them online at

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ShopTalk The Gibbes Museum of Art Reopens


Story by Katherine Bryan • Photography by Patrick Brickman

n 2011, the board of directors at the Gibbes Museum of Art decided to launch a 13.5-million-dollar restoration campaign. What followed for the oldest museum building in the country, was a two-year and 15,000 square foot restoration. The process was painstaking, as attention to every detail was paramount in order to preserve as many of the original features as possible. Fred Stone and his team at Elegant Hardwood Floors took on the task of installing an expansive amount of lovely American White Oak flooring throughout several levels that house displays, as well as other high-trafficked areas like the café and the gift shop. The subtle color of the wood creates the perfect neutral backdrop for the museum’s eclectic art collections and exhibits. “We needed to use something durable, but at the same time offer a feel of what had been in its place,” explains Angela Mack, Executive Director & Chief Curator at the Gibbes. Talk about durable—this American White Oak stands up to hundreds of pairs of feet a day on top of heavy exhibit walls and platforms moving here and there when the displays change. For more information, call Elegant Hardwood Floors at (843) 723-8172 or visit For more information about the Gibbes Museum, call (843) 722-2706 or visit

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Shark Tank: Architect Edition at the Charleston Fall Home Show in the Downtown Charleston Gaillard Center

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new event was added to Charleston Home + Design’s semi-annual Architect Symposium this year—Shark Tank: Architect Edition. During this event, the participating architects heard short pitches from 20 vendors about a product or service that their company features that would specifically appeal to an architect. Architects were given event “spec sheets” so they could take notes about the products, and chose products and companies that they would possibly use in the future. Vendors and architects were able to spend time discussing products relevant to Lowcountry building in a relaxed fashion. Participating architects were included in a drawing where prizes donated by vendors were awarded to winners.

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(top left) Over 35 architects and 20 vendors participated in the event. (top right) Vendors gave short pitches about their company’s product or service to the architects. (bottom left) Nichiha’s Brandon Tart stands at his booth with his displays and handouts ready. (bottom right) Architects used their event “spec sheets” to evaluate the participating vendors’ products and services.

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Jennings Smith, an 8th generation Summerville resident and 15-year custom home builder with Reality Construction, has partnered with Canadian building firm Alair Homes to open the first South Carolina franchise of the company. Alair Homes implements a unique approach to homebuilding through their trademarked Client Control system. This method allows clients to be aware of every step of the building process and plan each detail of the project before construction begins. Jennings was immediately attracted to such a “revolutionary” business model. The franchise, established in May of 2016, is already busy building custom homes and conducting renovations throughout the greater Charleston area.

Story by Katherine Bryan

Veteran Contractor Partners with Alair Homes

The team at Alair Homes

For more information, call Alair Homes at (843) 296-8510 or visit

Story by Paige Stover

Triton Stone Group Arrives in Charleston A newcomer to the Lowcountry, Triton Stone Group has recently added Charleston to their list of locations throughout the country. As wholesalers and distributers of natural stone, granite, tile, quartz and more, Triton Stone specializes in helping homeowners select ideal materials for their abodes. Within the United States, they are the second largest importer of handpicked natural stone. On top of offering extensive selections and distributing the highest quality fixtures, their team of stone experts is on hand to recommend the best method to care for your most-used surfaces. Browse displays in their showroom or drop by the warehouse to see their selections of natural stone. For more information, call Triton Stone Group at (843) 471-0056, visit, or stop in to shop at 7371 E. Spartan Boulevard in North Charleston.


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Grayhawk Grand Opening Grayhawk Homes, a new custom builder in the Charleston area, opened the doors of their new design center in August to provide homeowners an all-in-one experience when it comes to shopping for their new home. Clients can choose from life-size displays of all of Grayhawk Homes’s products like shiplap, siding, tile, and more. The kitchen display is fully functional, as well. Every inch of the showroom is filled with items that shoppers can see, touch, and compare in one convenient location in North Charleston. For more information, call Grayhawk Homes at (843) 5130035, visit, or stop in to shop at 4950 Centre Point Drive, Suite 202 in North Charleston.

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Structures Building Company and JacksonBuilt Custom Homes joined forces and donated their time and resources on a July Habitat for Humanity build. Both companies worked with other local vendors like Contract Exteriors, Carolina Lanterns, and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery during this Builder Blitz to create a home for Habitat for Humanity volunteer Judy Seegers and her son Tommy. “I am so blessed, I still can’t grasp it at times,” Judy exclaims. Both Structures and JacksonBuilt have been working with this organization for years. “We’ve always been a big fan of Habitat and stayed involved in different ways, but it has been great to be directly involved,” says Structures’s owner Steven Kendrick. Both companies agree wholeheartedly that they wish to continue participating in the future to help deserving families have a home. For more information about Structures Building Company, call (843) 856-6901 or visit For more information about JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, call (843) 297-1424 or visit

Story by Rayleigh Deaton

Coming Together for a Good Cause

Circa Lighting Exhibits Fixtures in Model Home Circa Lighting was the host of a recent celebration for the opening of the stunning result of a partnership between Circa Lighting, Novella Homes, and Lorraine G. Vale, a prominent interior designer in the Lowcountry. Novella built the spectacular home on Daniel Island, and Lorraine was the interior designer, who married a timeless, New England style with a classic Charleston-coastal house. Circa provided the beautiful light fixtures featured in the home. The simplistic yet elegant qualities of the architecture and décor bring a fresh and calming sense that blends perfectly with the home’s surroundings. The 5,900 square foot home sits on .66 acres and has five bedrooms and five and a half baths. Novella Homes, Circa Lighting, and Lorraine hope to partner up again on projects in the future. For more information, call Circa Lighting at (843) 937-5990, visit, or stop in to shop at 426 King Street in downtown Charleston.

Rebranding Amerisips Amerisips Homes has changed their name to Insulsteel. The former builder of incredibly energy efficient and super-strong homes is now sharing their EcoShell technology with other builders to build zero energy homes for their customers. Insulsteel changed their business model from building for individual homeowners to manufacturing their structural insulated panels for general contractors as an alternative to them framing with wood. Insulsteel panels can be used to construct single family homes, multi-family, commercial, and even international structures. Homes built with Insulsteel technology are so advanced they were recently recognized by the US Department of Energy’s “Housing Innovation Award.” For more information, call Insulsteel at (843) 637-4311 or visit


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What's Happening Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess May 28 - October 9, 2016 The Gibbes Museum Downtown Charleston

The Fall Tours of Homes, History & Architecture October 6-30, 2016 Preservation Society Downtown Charleston

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch October 1-31, 2016 Boone Hall Plantation Mt. Pleasant

Harvest Fest

November 5, 2016 Mullet Hall Equestrian Center Johns Island

Charleston Home + Design Show January 27-29, 2017 Gaillard Center Downtown Charleston

Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition February 17-19, 2017 Marion Square Downtown Charleston

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AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting & Restoration.......................... 201 Aamsco Lighting.................................................. 87 Accu-Brick Paving Systems.................................. 241 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston............ 175 Advanced Window Fashions................................ 161 AGM Imports........................................................ 37 Aiden Fabrics........................................................ 36 Alair Homes.......................................................... 143 All About Garage Doors....................................... 163 All Pro Crawlspace Solutions............................... 217 America's Home Place..........................................15 Antiques Market................................................... 195 Aqua Blue Pools................................................... 173 Atlantic Stone....................................................... 4 Audio Warehouse..................................................213 AV Lifestyles..........................................................175 Axon Homes..........................................................228 Backyard Retreats.................................................11 Bath Fitter.............................................................253 Bath Planet of Charleston....................................241 Bennett Hofford Construction Company.............. 27 Best Buy Blinds.................................................... 251 Blue Haven Pools and Spas................................. 89 Buck Lumber & Building Supply..................... 2 Buckhannon Brothers Tile............................... 61 Budget Blinds.................................................. 18 California Closets................................................. 193 Candelabra/Lyndon Leigh..................................... 51 Carolina Flooring Specialists................................ 187 Carolina Green Energy Systems.......................... 253 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting............................... 59 Carolina Machine Finishing.................................. 246 Carpet Baggers Carpet One................................. 183 Century 21 Properties Plus.................................. 153 Century Glass....................................................... 165 Charleston Blind Company.................................. 243 Charleston Cabinets............................................. 187 Charleston Lamp Company.................................. 177 Charleston Landscape.......................................... 203 Charleston Lighting and Interiors........................ 165 Charleston Noland Co...........................................209 Charleston Woodworks........................................ 64

Edgewater Energy Services..................................197 Elegant Hardwood Floors.....................................228 Energy One America..............................................237 Express Sunrooms................................................207 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery..........163 Fiber Seal..............................................................193 Fine Rugs Outlet Store..........................................169 Fisher Recycling by Glass Eco........................191,219 Flatfish Island Designs ....................................... 237 Floor Coverings International............................... 189 For the House: The Barstool Shop...................... 197 Fulton Neighborhood........................................... 45 Garage Experts..................................................... 167 Gateway Supply Co.............................................. 39 GDC Home............................................................ 14 Grayhawk Homes..................................................159 Great American Home Pros.................................. 251 Harper Construction Inc........................................22 Homestar Energy Solutions..................................239 Heritage Pools, LLC. .............................................185 HLG Growers.........................................................59 HWC Custom Cabinetry.........................................179 Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC.........................169 Jeffery Builders......................................................73 Jilco Kitchen and Bath...........................................48 Jim Thorpe Custom Homes...................................243 Just Additions & Remodeling................................233 Just Hardscape & Design......................................38 Kalman Construction.............................................235 KBRS MicroFactory................................................20 Kitchen Craft.........................................................235 KMD Interiors........................................................46 Koozer Painting.....................................................132 Lauren M. Creative................................................35 Leafguard...............................................................197 Leaf Filter Gutter Protection.................................207 Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control..........................233 Leisure Depot........................................................211 Liberty Cedar.........................................................259 Live Oak Design Studio, LLC.................................17 Louver Shop, The..................................................239 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa...........................213

NHance Revolutionary Wood Renewal.................215 Next To New..........................................................201 Nichiha..................................................................41,177 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.............................49 Pacific Shore Stones.............................................31 Palm Casual...........................................................117 Palmetto Exterminators Inc..................................183 Palmetto Home Energy Audit.............................. 183 Palmetto Moon Antiques..................................... 40 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens................................. 195 Palmetto Surfacing............................................... 33 Palmetto Tile Distributors.................................... 3 Paradise Home Improvement.............................. 217 Pendergrass Moving Company, The.................... 199 Penny & Lucy Lou................................................ 224 Phillip W. Smith General Contractor.................... 30 Plantation Shutter Company, The....................... 235 Pool Cover Solutions............................................ 217 Port City Glass & Mirror....................................... 159 Priester’s Custom Contracting............................. 55 QEI Security & Technology.................................. 54 Real Deal Countertops......................................... 205 REMARK Landscape Architecture......................... 10 Rhino Shield......................................................... 64 Rick’s Lighting & Supplies................................... 231 Riverside Designers............................................. 203 Schneider Tree Care............................................. 177 Sea Island Builders.............................................. 19 ShelfGenie............................................................ 243 SHELTER Custom-Built Living.............................. 47 Sherwin-Williams................................................. 231 Smart Vent Products............................................ 79 Smith’s Heating & Air Conditioning..................... 233 Southeast Kitchens.............................................. 224 Southern Current................................................. 199 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp..................... 29 Southern Shades................................................. 6 Source Consulting................................................ 52 Southeastern Elevator......................................... 185 Special Additions.................................................. 64 Spivey Architects.................................................. 205 Stacks Nursery..................................................... 209

Christopher Rose Architects, PA.......................... 13 Cinder Creek Construction................................... 42 Circa Lighting....................................................... 132 Classic Kitchens of Charleston............................ 12 Classic Remodeling & Construction..................... 101 Clear Blue Pools................................................... 191 Closet Factory...................................................... 75 Coastal Carolina Hardscapes............................... 179 Coastal Design Builders....................................... 21 Contract Exteriors................................................ 167 Coralberry Cottage............................................... 57 Creature Catchers................................................. 246 Crosby Creations Home Designs......................... 34 Culligan of Charleston......................................... 143 Danco Modern Furniture.......................................23 DIG Landscape......................................................5 Domain Interiors & Design...................................44 Duvall Events........................................................191 Ecofoam Insulation & Coatings............................77

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters .....59 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks............................239 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes....................8 Lowcountry Tile Contractors.................................153 M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place).............219 Maner Building Supply Co. ..................................173 Max Crosby Construction......................................32 Maxtrix Kids Rooms..............................................53 McKay Insurance...................................................83 Melcer Tile.............................................................7 Mobility Supercenter.............................................251 Moluf’s...................................................................Back Monkey Bars.........................................................221 Morris Architecture & Construction......................203 MosquitoNix..........................................................215 Muhler...................................................................211 MW Hunter Custom Interiors................................189 My Rooms Furniture Gallery.................................63 NextGen Technologies...........................................24

Stellar Engraving.................................................. 159 Steven Shell Living.............................................. 43 Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel................ 221 Structures Building Company.............................. 25 Sullivan Custom Cabinets.................................... 223 Summer House, The............................................ 161 Sunview Solar...................................................... 207 Swift Appliance.................................................... 237 SwivelSwing......................................................... 223 Terrace Oaks Antiques......................................... 85 Thomas M. Evans Custom Building & Renovations.56 Three River Homes.............................................. 171 Triton Stone Group of Charleston........................ 143 Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern.................... 161 Universal Marble and Granite.............................. 81 Vitoria International............................................. 69 Wholesale Appliance Center................................ 219 William C. Pritchard Co........................................ 9 Yvonne Gregory Interiors..................................... 16

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