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Come tour one of the finest model homes in the Carolinas, the new Port Royale, on Daniel Island With the opening of our new Port Royale model on Daniel Island, you have an opportunity to experience the elegance, craftsmanship and lasting value of an Arthur Rutenberg Home. Our model homes represent fine examples of our award–winning Plan Collection of home designs, each of which can be customized to fit your lifestyle.

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In Every Issue



40 Editor's Note

68 Your Money's Worth

48 Meet + Greet

70 Learning The Lingo

50 He Said / She Said

72 Top Five

53 Editor's Finds of the Season

74 Ask the Experts

56 Hidden Treasure

77 Nature/Nurture

58 Homework

82 Industry Profiles

60 Crafted in Charleston

88 Project Files

A Word From Our Family to Yours

The Inside Scoop about Charleston’s Newest Businesses Practical and Passionate Opinions from Lowcountry Professionals Top Winter Picks from Lowcountry Shopping Spots

A Behind-the-Scenes Peek into Antiques and Their Unique Stories See How Professionals Choose to Build and Decorate Their Own Homes Handmade Innovation Cultivated in the Lowcountry

Picking Up the Jargon of Today’s Homebuilding Industry Five Simple Ways to Improve Your House

Excerpts from Our Radio Show, “Talking about a Home” Landscaping Inspiration for Your Oasis

Discovering Who’s Who in Charleston’s Homebuilding Community In-Depth Perspectives on Six Lowcountry Projects

229 Shop Talk

64 Greenhouse

236 Out of Your House

66 H2OME

242 Until Next Time

Environmentally Friendly Alternatives for the Local Homeowner Products and Services for the Lowcountry's Harsh Coastal Environment


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Expert Analysis of Products and Services That Cost a Pretty Penny

62 Pro on the Go On the Road with Experts of the Trade



A Peek into What’s Happening in Charleston’s Home and Design Industry An Overview of Charleston’s Events and Delicious New Eats A Last Look at a Stylized Vignette






Features 112 Daniel Island Ace

Shelby Rogers welcomes CH+D to her family’s Daniel Island home and opens up about what it’s like to be a young tennis professional.

122 Details of a Designer Kitchen

We’ve included 54 different dream kitchens from local industry professionals for your perusing pleasure.

203 Squeaky Clean

These remarkable laundry rooms make the business of being clean look like fun and efficiency rolled into one fine-looking package.

219 Classically Modern

Homeowners Ted and Emily Cook invite CH+D into their Mt. Pleasant abode to share their remodeling experience and the fabulous results.

224 Backyard Makeover Reveal

See the transformation at the downtown home of Paul and Chris Hitopoulos, winners of the third annual Backyard Makeover.

226 Home Show Preview

Take a look at the upcoming events scheduled for the Charleston Home + Design Show this January.

Shelby Rogers


A Lowcountry Native Turned Tennis Pro

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charleston HOME+DESIGN Publisher • Timothy A. Barkley

Production Managing Editor Megan J. Busch

Assistant Editor Erin Forbes

Art Director Patrick Brickman

Graphic Designer Margaret Rambo

Director of Social Media • Meredith Poston Production Coordinator • Sabrina Hall

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Read Our Blog: newhomecharleston.typepad.com Like Us on Facebook: facebook.com/CHDmag Follow Our Tweets: twitter.com/CHDmag Get Inspired on Houzz : houzz.com/pro/CHDmag Watch our Videos on YouTube: youtube.com/ChasHomeAndDesignMag View our Photos on Instagram : @CHDmag

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Contact CharlestonHomeAndDesign.com (ph) 843.577.7652 • (fx) 843.577.7654 P.O. Box 22573, Charleston, SC 29413 Have something to say? We welcome your thoughts, ideas, and feedback. Shoot us an email at info@newhomecharleston.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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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 2015 by New Home Charleston, Inc., all rights reserved.


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H ouse Hunt

As the CH+D team put this issue together, it became a source of inspiration for me. I discovered the importance and functionality of a well-designed laundry room; you can check out some of the staff favorites in our feature “Squeaky Clean.” I ogled the porches sprinkled throughout our Project Files section, and the interior design of Emily and Ted Cook’s Mt. Pleasant home in “Classically Modern” put even my Pinterest boards to shame. Furthermore, cover girl and WTA tennis pro Shelby Rogers’s bright red room in her family’s Daniel Island home encouraged me to be bold with my own color choices. I hope you find similar inspiration as you flip through each page of this issue. To bring my husband up to speed with my jargon—and to, hopefully, share a tiny bit of insight with those of you who may be brand new to the homebuilding process—Assistant Editor Erin Forbes and I turned “Details of a Designer Kitchen” into a learning platform, describing exactly what terms such as shaker-style cabinetry or down lights actually mean.


And because pictures can’t always adequately showcase every detail, we invite you to the Charleston Home + Design Show this January to actually touch and feel a vast number of products, to meet with local professionals who are trustworthy and talented, and to glean even more ideas for the place you call home.

ast fall, my husband and I decided that it was time to buy a house, and so our search began. Although I’ve been immersed in the home and design industry for nearly five years, I had no idea what I actually wanted for our own place. Furthermore, I realized how little my husband—an average homebuyer who doesn’t write about spray-foam insulation and chandeliers on the regular—knew about the varying details of home construction and design.

Builder and Designer: Designer Kitchens and Baths Cabinetry: Decora Cabinetry Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing For more information, call (843) 763-7717 or visit designerkitchensandbathsinc.com.

Story by Megan J. Busch • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Megan J. Busch, Managing Editor

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1 $2,000 Eight-Piece Cookware Package from Kitchen Craft

2 $2,000 Shopping Spree at Danco Modern Furniture

3 $2,000 Bed Swing

Built by Salt Wood Company and Upholstered by Aiden Fabrics

4 $2,000 Landscape Master Plan from REMARK Landscape Architects

5 $2,000 Custom Walk-in Closet Makeover

(from left) Starley and Jim Gabrish with Daughters Sabra and Shelby Rogers

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This Gallery Of Lavish Laundry Rooms Will Make You Actually Want to Wash Clothes 112


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PERSONAL PARADISE Pools • Outdoor Kitchens • Fireplaces • Firepits • Grill Areas


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Charleston home built by Eastech Property Development, featuring Nichiha Sierra Smooth Lap Siding

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Set in Stone In 2007, two friends—Ivan K. and Ivan G.—decided to leave their California home and travel east, all the way to South Carolina. In the Palmetto State, they established East Coast Granite and Tile, a natural stone fabrication company that strives to provide high-end countertop materials at the lowest possible cost. They recently formed a new branch of the company in Charleston. CH+D met with Ivan G. to learn about the duo's expanding business.

The East Coast Granite and Tile Crew

What is your most rare stone, and what is your bestselling stone?

What experience can a homeowner expect to have when working with East Coast Granite and Tile?

What advice would you give to homeowners seeking to purchase natural-stone countertops?

Ivan: Our best-selling slab is Santa Cecilia, mostly because it is a timeless, neutral-colored hue. We have a collection of exotic options, each of which could be labeled as the most unique. The exotic stones are extremely rare, ensuring that the slab the homeowner chooses will not be seen in other homes.

Ivan: Our homeowners go through a three-step process. First, a sales representative will visit the home and help the owners select the proper stone and design. Then, a templating crew visits the house to take precise measurements. Finally, within three to five business days, a crew of installers arrives at the home with the fabricated countertops to complete the project.

Ivan: The best advice I would give is to choose a countertop that coordinates with the cabinetry, as both are expensive items in a kitchen design or remodel. Also, homeowners should shop around for the best value. We try to keep costs as low as possible for customers.

For more information, call East Coast Granite and Tile at (843) 628-6318 or visit eastcoast-granite.com.


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Larry and Nancy McCrae of Advanced Window Fashions

The Ins and Outs of Choosing Appropriate Window Treatments Larry and Nancy McCrae of Advanced Window Fashions go head to head about the numerous options for dressing Charleston’s windows.

He Said: He Said: Blinds are ideal for homeowners who want to maximize their views because once raised (either by a pull cord or automation), the treatment compresses into a small stack at the top of the window. As a bonus, this functionality also makes window cleaning an easy task.

He Said: I would choose valances for a room that doesn’t necessarily need a high level of privacy. They dress up an otherwise bare window, let plenty of light in, and do not block any beautiful views.

He Said: Roman shades allow homeowners to show off custom trim. They’re usually mounted inside the window and do not block any of the surrounding woodwork. In addition, the options are virtually boundless—shoppers can choose from almost any fabric on the market for a fully customized look.

She Said:

Blinds or Plantation Shutters?

Valances or Drapes?

Roman or Honeycomb Shades?

She Said: I love plantation shutters; they are incredibly stylish here in the South. Because of their popularity, the addition of plantation shutters can actually increase the resale value of your house. They add an extra layer of insulation to your windows, too, keeping energy costs down.

She Said: Drapes provide privacy as well as aesthetic appeal to a room. They’re versatile; you could cover a very small portion of the window with side-hanging stationary panels or the entire window by installing fulltraversing panels.

She Said: Although they don’t have quite the endless customization options as Roman shades, honeycombs have their own list of benefits, the most important of which is UV protection. Honeycomb shades block nearly 99-percent of the sun’s harmful rays that cause furniture to fade and melanoma to develop. The shades act as protectants for both you and your belongings.

For more information, call Advanced Window Fashions at (843) 881-8858 or visit 843beautifulwindows.com.


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In Charleston, it seems as though it’s never really too cold to stroll the beaches, bundle up for a sail through the harbor, or sip morning coffee listening to the water move through the marsh. Waterside inspiration is ubiquitous in Lowcountry home décor, and we just so happen to love the seafaring trend. Check out the selections—like decorative antique oars, whimsical whale art prints, and accent furniture in oceanic blue hues—combed from our shopping adventures around town.

Lobster Fabric in “Navy Slub” Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008 aidenfabrics.com

Hand-Painted Shrimp Drinking Glasses

MW Hunter Custom Interiors (843) 556-4939

Melted Seaglass on Driftwood Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 stevenshell.com

Vintage Artisan Yacht Model

Terrace Oaks Antique Mall (843) 795-9689 terraceoaksantiques.com

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Hand-Painted Whale Plaque Next to New (843) 606-2715 nexttonewsc.com

Multicolored Driftwood Coffee Table Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 coralberrycottage.com

Christina Louise Hewson Original Antiques Market (843) 849-8850

Metal Fish Wall Art Palmetto Moon Antiques (843) 856-1881 pmoonantiques.com

Concrete Poseidon Garden Accent Palmetto Moon Antiques (843) 856-1881 pmoonantiques.com

Sea Green Modern Barstool For the House: The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073 thebarstoolshop.com


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Decorative Oar

DeGuise Interiors (843) 971-1491 deguiseinteriors.com

Pinup Girl Figurine Charleston Revisions (843) 388-7880 charlestonrevisions.com

Driftwood-and-Sand-Dollar Hanging Organization Station Charleston Classic Consignment (843) 695-8452 charlestonclassicconsignment.com

Sea-Toned Chest of Drawers My Rooms Furniture Gallery (800) 338-8534 myroomsfurnituregallery.com

Rustic Wooden Fish Key Hook Hoardin’ Helen’s (843) 442-7800

Calligaris L’Eau Dining Chair

Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256 dancohome.com

Shabby-Chic Beachside Tourist Sign Main Street Antiques (843) 879-9529

Nautical Stripe Table Lamp GDC Home (843) 571-5142 gdchome.com

Suzanne Wilkins Fine Art Original Domain Interiors (843) 388-0328 domainmtp.com

“Ayak” Pendants

Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 charlestonlampcompany.com

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urret clocks systematically chiming, hourglasses passing granules of sand from one vessel to another, sundials tracking rays streaming down to earth— invention indicates that early civilization was fascinated with the keeping of time. As years have passed, technology has progressed


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to incorporate dials, minute hands, gears, and cranks, and many craftsmen have transformed clock building into an intricate art. Although today’s fast-paced society touts iPhone watches and digital timepieces, traditional antique clocks still lend an element of unsurpassed grace to any Lowcountry room.

1. Seth Thomas Marble Mantle Clock Terrace Oaks Antiques Mall (843) 795-9689 | terraceoaksantiques.com 2. Antique Grandfather Clock Antiques Market (843) 849-8850 3. Junghans Wall Clock Main Street Antiques (843) 879-9529

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At Home with


Thad Shuler of Southern Lumber and Millwork Established in 1940 by Herman Albrecht Jr. in a modest space on East Bay Street, Southern Lumber and Millwork has been providing Charleston with quality wood products for nearly 75 years. As part of the family that still runs the business today, Thad Shuler (grandson of Mr. Herman) knows all there is to know about wood and what it takes to fashion superior doors, long-lasting floors, weather-resistant porch railings, and more. He and his wife, Meredith,


Before entering the house, the exterior boasts a fashionable railing that speaks not only of practicality, but of elegance. The balusters are carved by Southern Lumber’s in-house experts out of Southern Yellow Pine, and the trim incorporates the white accent of the rail. All of the exterior woodwork is from the Elite Treated line of products that are guaranteed to be great for outdoor use.


Made entirely of Sapele Mahogany, the custom front door was constructed in Southern Lumber’s workshop and packs a serious statement into its simplicity. Naturally rich in color and weather resistant, the door needed minimal staining or weatherproofing before it was installed. The artful star inlay is Teak and Sapele Mahogany surrounded by lighter Kumeru and Bird’s Eye Maple woods. The blend of different natural tones lends a three-dimensional effect and also draws the eye toward the elegant dark wood floors that fill the remainder of the house.



Crafted by hand, this hanging bed creates a splash of color and a hint of fun on the spacious screened-in back porch. Carved from sturdy Southern Yellow Pine and painted to accent the cushions, this swing provides hours upon hours of relaxation for the whole family.

Design: Elizabeth Allen of Allen Design Construction: Greg Allen of Allen Construction


Thad, Meredith, Sydney, and Thaddeus Shuler

For more information, call Southern Lumber and Millwork at (843) 744-6281 or visit southernlumbermillwork.com


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generously invited CH+D into their home to showcase the beautiful craftsmanship of Southern Lumber.


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Owner JD Cooper with Artisans Zach Crews, Stephen Hansen, and Brett Dills of Lowcountry Hurricane Protection and Shutters.


JD and his guys create custom wood and metal shutters for local homes. CH+D followed the Lowcountry Hurricane Protection team through the process of crafting wooden raised-panel decorative shutters.


At 14, JD became a commercial fisherman in Charleston, cultivating his love of the surrounding waters and gaining a deep understanding of his seaside environment. He established Lowcountry Hurricane Protection nearly 10 years ago after witnessing the damage wreaked upon coastal structures during hurricane season and seeing the homebuilding industry’s need for quality made-in-Charleston shutters.


Once an order has been placed, JD and the team mark a production date on the calendar to ensure timely delivery to the home. For wooden shutters, JD, Zach, Stephen, and Brett set up the sanders, saws, and shapers to create the separate pieces for each panel. They begin with Extira composite wood, which is a treated material that withstands the elements. Using a table saw and chop saw, they cut the large sheets of Extira into smaller panels. Then, one of the guys places each piece into a shaper to create the signature grooves of a raised-panel shutter. The styles (which run horizontally) connect to the rails (which run vertically) with the panel (the flat recessed wood) sandwiched in the middle. The pieces all fit together precisely like a puzzle. To secure each element, JD and his team use screws and heavy-duty wood glue. The shutter panels are then sanded, primed, and painted. To complete the look, the team adds hardware, and JD, Zach, Stephen, or Brett truck the shutters away to the appropriate home.

For more information, call Lowcountry Hurricane Protection and Shutters at (843) 822-5519 or visit lowcountryshutters.com.


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(top) One of the guys at Lowcountry Hurricane Protection and Shutters places a piece of Extira wood into a shaper. (above) Owner JD Cooper with Zach Crews, Brett Dills, and Stephen Hansen (below and right) The Finished Product and a Home Complete with Raised-Panel Shutters.

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Seth Harris, Operations Manager for Energy One America, educated CH+D’s team as we spent the day with him, learning about the perks of spray-foam insulation and why proper installation is crucial to building and living smart. Seth Harris of Energy One America


Seth starts his work day by checking in at the office and making a detailed schedule of which jobs need to be inspected. He answers a few emails and maps out the most efficient route for the day. On any given day, Seth might have between six and twelve sites to visit.


At the first jobsite in Mt. Pleasant, Seth takes samples of spray foam to make sure the two chemicals used—isocyanate and polyol resin—are mixing at the correct ratio (a one to one ratio creates the most effective spray-foam application). This job is in a more advanced stage, and things are going pretty smoothly. Seth makes sure that all the certified employees are wearing their special masks, which supply all who apply the foam with fresh air and offer protection from any potentially harmful chemicals.


Seth checks on the status of preparation at another project in the same neighborhood. He tours the house, making sure the interior roof and all the walls are marked correctly so that the spray foam will be applied in the most economical way. This marking also prevents dew points, which are holes in the spray foam where a wall or roof join together. Gaps in the spray foam can lead to more serious problems—like water leaks, air leaks, or mold—if not installed correctly. Seth labels any potential dew points and awkward angles and then communicates special instructions to the certified employees who apply the foam.


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In a different neighborhood, Seth oversees an employee for a few minutes to verify correct application. Normally, one man will use the applicator gun and another will monitor the consistency of the mix to make sure they don’t have to re-apply foam to any areas. This particular job is almost finished, so Seth checks the air seal (how well the spray foam prevents air from moving between the rooms) with the on-site technicians.


Another home is ready for final inspection, so Seth drives over to check it out. He examines the quality of both the open-cell and closed-cell foam. The former has more sound-dampening properties and keeps noise at a seriously low level, while closed-cell foam is harder and provides structural support to help walls and roofs survive a hurricane. Both options prevent the air inside a home from escaping, which keeps the indoor temperatures very accurate and slashes energy bills.


Seth parts ways with the CH+D team and his employees, instructing two guys to begin the quick clean up process.

For more information, call Energy One America at (843) 388-6260, or visit energyoneamerica.com.

Photography by Margaret Rambo

Insulation Innovation

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Eco Tile Style


ore and more, tile companies are looking for ways to reuse post-consumer waste and conserve the environment by crushing recycled glass, clay, and minerals into a new tile product. By using eco-friendly tile in your home, you’re not just saying, “I care about the environment.” You can also make a serious design statement. Recycled tile comes with all the perks of new tile as well. Most varieties are easy to clean and are allergy

friendly. They are also free of harsh chemicals, are fire resistant, come in a myriad of colors, and can be used in all the same ways as newly manufactured tile. Not to mention, it takes less energy to make recycled tile than it does to create new tile, leading to less environmental waste. For more information, call Buckhannon Brothers at (843) 881-8911 or visit buckhannonbrothers.com.

Tile Created from Recycled Materials

Swinging Green


n Charleston, outdoor living spaces are a necessity, and homeowners often find themselves looking for new avenues of comfort and originality. Nothing completes a porch like a good swing, but when the market is bombarded with cookie-cutter options, making a decision may grow to be more frustrating than exciting—especially if you’re green minded. Using repurposed wood to handcraft a work of practical swing art conserves the environment by reusing raw materials and ends that hunt for a distinctive, long-lasting piece of outdoor living furniture. For more information, call Aiden Fabrics at (843) 216-0008 or visit aidenfabrics.com.


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Reclaimed-Wood Bed Swing by Salt Wood Co. and Aiden Fabrics

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Fierce Fencing Photography by Patrick Brickman

Salty breezes, humid summers, and wet winters are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to living in the Lowcountry, and your fencing is certainly not immune to these



coated aluminum fencing is specially created to resist harsh coastal conditions. It is coated with electrostatically charged powder and then baked to form a solid protective layer. Because the coating is thick, contiguous, and sturdy, it resists scratching, chipping, chemical damage, fading, and moisture corrosion that would otherwise blemish the surface. Such a coating helps the fence stand the test of time and weather. For more Information:

Maner Fencing Supply Co. (877) 552-0242 | maner.com

True Colors There are so many exterior paints, coatings, and sealants available today that choosing one can be baffling. Experts agree, though, that acrylic latex paint designed for exteriors, like Sherwin-Williams’s Duration, is a top-quality choice. It has a thick, flexible layer to prevent peeling or blistering in exposure to temperature changes. Furthermore, it contains VinylSafe technology, which allows homeowners to paint on vinyl siding without fear of warping or buckling. Duration, in particular, is self-priming and provides a mildew-resistant coating to protect a home's exterior and sustain long-lasting color.

For More Information:

Sherwin-Williams | (800) 4-Sherwin | sherwin-williams.com


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Taking a Look at the Cost of Hinkley Lighting The team at Charleston Lighting and Interiors touts light-fixture company Hinkley as one of the best choices on the market. But what really makes a Hinkley sconce or chandelier better than a less expensive version found at a big box store? We sat down with Susan Barrineau, who is a Certified Lighting Consultant (CLC) with Charleston Lighting and Interiors, to discover just what makes the brand name worth the extra investment.

Details, Details, Details

According to Susan, the most distinctive features of Hinkley fixtures are the decorative elements. Instead of aiming for traditional styles, the designers shoot for something out of the ordinary. She explains, “For example, instead of the more common chain-hung pendants, many options from Hinkley (the Monaco collection, in particular) offer stem-hung varieties, which add to the sleekness of the overall design. This simple change from the traditional provides a new level of functionality. Stem-hung fixtures are ideal for low ceilings, but homeowners can adjust the stems to fit multiple ceiling heights.” In addition to innovative, practical design elements, Hinkley strives to incorporate unusual finishes, such as etched opal details, sparkling crystal accents, and brushed caramel color tones.

Resale Value

Any lighting fixture update will add resale value to your home; a high-end lighting fixture update will create even more resale value. Many homeowners are no longer satisfied with runof-the-mill fixtures, and when you’re showing your home to potential buyers, they’ll notice the particular facets that make your home stand out among the rest.

Standing Behind the Name

With so many companies failing to make long-lasting products, a good warranty is considered to be a necessity for shopping homeowners. The Hinkley owners are willing to stand behind their craftsmanship, offering a lifetime warranty on the electrical components of their interior fixtures.

For more information, call Charleston Lighting and Interiors at (843) 766-3055 or visit charlestonlightingandinteriors.com.


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Techy Terms

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for the New Homeowner Home Automation [ˈhōm] [ˌȯ-tə-ˈmā-shən]

Home automation is the use of one or more computers to control basic home functions and features automatically and remotely. An automated home is sometimes called a smart home, which enables occupants to control and program an array of home electronic devices by entering a single command. The home network encompasses communications, entertainment, security, and information systems. Illustration by Patrick Brickman

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Category Wiring

[ˈˈka-tə-ˌgȯr-ē] [ˈwī(-ə)r-iŋ] There are many different types of category wires—Cat5, Cat-5e, Cat-6, all the way up through Cat-10—that are used to run home technology. The big differences between the types are speed and how much interference the wire will create. Cat-5e and Cat-6 wiring are most commonly used, and average homeowners know them as the ethernet cables that connect the computer to the internet network. Category wiring is simply a systems of wires that transfer information from point A to point B. Definition Provided by AV Lifestyles


Z-Wave [ˈzē] [ˈwāv]

Z-wave is a form of wireless communication that works with multiple types of devices. It’s considered to be an open system, which means that it is compatible with numerous brands and manufacturers. It can be used to coordinate the operation of light switches, thermostats, garage-door openers, door locks, water shut-off valves, and security systems. Most often Zwave communication is controlled via a smartphone, computer, or tablet. Definition Provided by Carolina Custom Security and Sound

[ˈeks] [ˈten]


X-10 was one of the first home-automation solutions targeted for the do-it-yourself market. Its value points were low cost, plug-and-play set up, and a host of products ranging from light switches and security devices to network extenders. It really began the home-automation trend. Today, the X-10 technology has been largely replaced by true wireless solutions, like ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, which will soon evolve into more than just a way to connect your phone to a speaker or headset.


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In audio-visual technology, experts write macros, which is a line of programming that can be initiated by a single event to affect multiple events. Making the lights dim, the blinds close, the television turn on, the Blu-Ray play, and the stereo receiver activate when you press a single “Play Movie” button on a remote-control device demonstrates macros.

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Simple Chic Accessories That Will Make Your Home Extra Cozy This Winter


Warm Lighting


Feiss Flushmount from the “Hounslow” Collection

Carolina Lanterns and Lighting (843) 881-4170 • carolinalanterns.com

Arboreal Throw Pillows Custom-Made Pillows Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008 aidenfabrics.com


Toasty Fireplace

Mendota Fireplace

M&M Oil and Propane (843) 402-7790 mmoilandpropaneinc.com


Leather Furniture

Stressless Metro Chair

Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256 • dancohome.com

5 Spiced Candles

“Black Ginger” Votivo Candle MW Hunter Custom Interiors (843) 556-4939


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Reid McCall

David Smith

Robert Gatch

Energy One America

AV Lifestyles

All About Garage Doors

What about spray foam makes it such an energyefficient choice for insulation?

What are the advantages of structured wiring and should it be installed during the building process?

What are some of the signs that let homeowners know it’s time to replace their garage door?

“What makes it efficient is its ability to seal a space. Traditional building is based around a vented attic or vented crawlspace where the air is flowing in and out. Often, your conditioned air leaks out into the neighborhood, and that’s what makes your energy bills so high. Spray foam insulation will give you basically the same initial value that fiberglass will. Where the real benefit comes from is the air-sealing quality. The seal keeps all the conditioned air inside the house, which allows the HVAC unit to run less frequently. The bills will be lower immediately, so it’s something that really pays for itself starting the day after we install it.”

For more information, call Energy One America at (843) 388-6260 or visit energyoneamerica.com.

“Absolutely. If you’re remodeling or building a home and it’s not necessarily in the budget, find it. Think about what you want your end result to be and what you would want your dream house to be like. Think of every possibility of what you might like to have in your home. Get the structured wiring done by a professional, and from there, we can do just about anything you may want down the road. The technology we provide is meant to make your life more enjoyable, simple, and safe. Adding structured wiring makes the process completely painless.”

For more information, call AV Lifestyles at (843) 277-0059 or visit myavlife.com.

“The big one is when the door starts malfunctioning or falling apart; then, it’s definitely time to replace. But an earlier sign is when the door is really loud—when you open it and it makes more noise than normal. They’re a lot like people in that respect. When we get up in the morning, we start creaking and groaning as we get older, and so do garage doors. A tuneup will help prolong the life of the door, though. We’ll care for the joints of the door, the motor, the track, the bolts, and anything else that needs attention. And when it comes time to replace the door, we can take care of that, too.”

For more information, call All About Garage Doors at (843) 832-4304 or visit aagdcharleston.com.

Now in our seventh 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 943wsc.com. You may also listen to archived radio interviews on our website, charlestonhomeanddesign.com.


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Tips and tricks for enhancing outdoor enjoyment


Photography by Patrick Brickman

Magnificent Milieu

Distinguished Flora

Subtle Luxury

Pagoda Panache

Tall grasses add a simple, yet colorful separation between the pool area and raised patio.

Walkways of modest, naturally stained and sealed wood make their statement while permitting the greenery to shine as well.

A stone sculpture brings extra sophistication to this statement garden.

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Earthy Driveway

Solid Entrance

Shapely Shrubbery

Spreading earth-toned pebbles as a driveway complements the surrounding green plants.

Simple brick columns provide a stately appearance to the entrance of this home.

Colorful flowers and thick greenery encircle a raised brick terrace for extra emphasis on the view.

For more information about this project, call Charleston Landscape at (843)296-7592 or visit charlestonlandscape.com

Pebbles Galore

Harmonious Hardscape

Lemon Tree

Mexican Beach Pebbles not only draw attention to an often over-looked spot, but also bring stability to a young tree or bush.

Combining brick and polished stone makes for an elegant patio.

Fruit trees aren’t just for farmers, and adding a splash of color isn’t merely a flower’s job.

For more information about this project, call DIG Landscape at (843) 327-4372 or visit diglandscape.net.


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home audio video installation, products and services

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Gentle Currents

Shapes and Sizes

Gold Accents

Water features calm stress and provide a soothing melody for any outdoor space.

Pairing wide-leafed plants with a thin needle bed helps the plants grow and the colors pop.

Small sparkling accent lights brighten the garden during the night and blend subtly during the day.

For more information about the water feature call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit hlggrowers.com. To learn more about the plant life, call Stack's Nursery at (843) 832-4769 or visit stacksnursery.com.

Abstract Pathway

Diverse Resemblance

Cool Escape

Using non-symmetrical stone creates an air of effortless, indigenous beauty.

Blend variegated Hostas and assorted Fern species against a dark soil background for a peaceful refuge.

Sturdy trees around a simple space only lack one thing— a hammock.

For more information about this project, call Hardy Services Group at (843) 881-3344 or visit hardyservicesgroupllc.com.


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Building Blocks

Company: Gochnauer Construction Credentials: Tim has been in the custom-home construction industry in Charleston since the ’80s; his son, Matt, has a bachelor of science degree in structural engineering from The Citadel and has been working in the industry for eight years. Combining their experience and expertise, the two began Gochnauer Construction nearly four years ago.

What are the unique features of this project? Matt: The location was one of the most unique aspects of this project. Located literally 55 feet from the edge of the Wadmalaw Sound and on several hundred acres of undisturbed land, it was a fun place to go every day. Also, the project was basically a complete rebuilding of the original home, which had small living spaces that did not take advantage of the spectacular views. One of the major components was enlarging the square footage on the second floor, opening up the flow of the house, and orienting everything on both floors to capture the amazing water vistas.

Which part of this home’s construction and design are you most proud of ? Tim: What is most exciting about this project is that it is for repeat clients. After they renovated the plantation home on this land, we were fortunate enough to be involved in building this new home on the property. As a builder, serving a client multiple times is very satisfying.

What originally drew you to this profession, Matt? Matt: Construction has been a part of the Gochnauer home for four generations. We are blessed to have a strong, close-knit family; I’ve been able to learn from everyone, follow in the same steps, and be a part of passing down a craft from one person to the next. For more information, call Gochnauer Construction at (843) 297-8483 or visit gochnauerconstruction.com.


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Photography by Margaret Rambo

Builders: Tim and Matt Gochnauer

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Architect: Charles L. Hudson, Jr. AIA, NOMA Company: Hudson Designs Credentials: Charles Hudson, Jr. has been working in the field of architecture for over 30 years and has earned degrees from Trident Technical College and Southern Illinois University.

What is your background in architecture? In 1984, I graduated from Trident Technical College with an associate’s degree in architectural design. From there, I completed a bachelor of science degree at Southern Illinois University in 2000. Although I began working in architecture in 1981, I didn’t become fully licensed until 1995. I am a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network), and NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects).

What makes this project one-of-a-kind? I really like the front and rear exterior features of the house; they work together to integrate the structure with the natural surroundings. On the inside, the main office on the second floor is really spectacular. On a clear night, you can see the Cooper River Bridge from that room; that’s a 14-mile view! The house was constructed for the homeowners’ tastes. They are raising a family and wanted plenty space to grow, so that’s what we aimed for. I definitely think we hit the target.

What kinds of challenges did you face with this project, and how did you overcome them? In the design process, I had to be careful with the flood zones and with the way the river, at high tide, could encroach onto the rear of the lot. To combat that rising tide, I shifted the house lower into the front berm, while keeping the slab high at the rear. This allowed us to not raise the house so far off the ground and avoid potential flooding. For more information, call Hudson Designs at (843) 768-0662 or visit hdiarchitect.com.


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Photography by Margaret Rambo • Exterior Photograph by Patrick Brickman

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Inspired Interiors

Company: Nicole Norris Design Studio Credentials: After earning her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Florida State, Nicole Norris took the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Exam and began working in wholesale. In 1996, she started Nicole Norris Design Studio, and just this year, she expanded to Mt. Pleasant, opening a branch on Mathis Ferry Road.

What drew you to the profession of interior design? I fell in love with fine art in high school, and I knew I wanted to pursue a creative field. When I was a child, my father was a pilot in the Air Force, and we moved frequently. I enjoyed arranging my space differently when we moved into a new house. That's where the interior-design part came in.

What was the goal in the design of this project? The homeowners wanted to achieve a spacious look in a modestly sized house. Furthermore, we wanted to enhance the enjoyment of the amazing view offered by Bulls Bay and the beautiful oak trees surrounding the property, which was once the site of a waterway plantation destroyed by Hurricane Hugo.

What aspects of the project stand out when compared to other homes around the Lowcountry? The lot was long and narrow, so we were limited in the width of the house. We capitalized on every inch. The screened porch was enclosed to allow the use of the space year-round, and it's been one of the best things the clients ever did. In the foyer, we incorporated some artistic ironwork designed by Ole Charleston Forge for a Lowcountry feel. The color scheme was developed from the natural palette of the locale—the marsh grass, pluff mud, water, and surrounding plant life. We chose earthy neutral colors with hints of grays, aquas, greens, and corals. For more information, call Nicole Norris Design Studio at (843) 819-4909 or visit nicolenorrisdesign.com.


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Photography by Margaret Rambo

Designer: Nicole Norris, ASID

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Lowcountry Look Homeowners seeking a traditional Lowcountry architectural style in their first fully custom home get just that—along with a tasteful dose of eclectic charm.


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Story by Megan J. Busch • Photography by Patrick Brickman


esting on a slice of Seabrook Island marshfront property lies a striking custom home exuding Southern style. In fact, that’s exactly what the two homeowners were aiming for with their project. One of the owners explains, “We wanted to embrace the Lowcountry. We love everything about it. We admire Charleston, and Beaufort, and Sullivan’s Island, and Rockville, so we tried to incorporate classic

Lowcountry architectural designs.” To accomplish this task, the couple hired a homebuilding team including architect Michael Karamus, interior designer Shannon Bogan, and builders Tom and Tommy Martin of Tom Martin and Son. Because the homeowners knew precisely how they wished the exterior to look, they worked with Michael

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(above) Because the homeowners love to entertain and because they have a spectacular view, they incorporated a sprawling porch that takes advantage of these two facets. (facing page, clockwise from top left) The kitchen demonstrates the craftsmanship of Tom and Tommy at Tom Martin and Son and Dale and Chris at Hostetler Custom Cabinetry, who worked together to bring this space to life. Bright yellow wallpaper makes the powder room really pop. Art by local artist Olessia Maximenko sits atop the fireplace.

to develop the living space to match the footprint and style of the exterior, essentially working outside in. Then, they added chic interior features with the help of Shannon. They chose a Sherwin-Williams paint called “Sea Salt” to drive the overall coastal design. Elements such as an expertly crafted brick archway in the kitchen (reminiscent of those in antebellum Charleston homes), reclaimed hardwood floors, crispwhite cabinetry by Hostetler Custom Cabinetry, stately crown moulding, and local fine art by Holy City artist Olessia Maximenko complete the

Lowcountry ambiance of the home. The house isn’t completely designed around a coastal-Charleston theme, however. The homeowners and Shannon incorporated an appropriate

Through the building and design process, it was the sole responsibility of Tom Martin and Son to make the end result match the customers’ vision. When the homeowners received their plans, they were lovely. However, they did decide to implement some small Tom and Tommy Martin of Tom Martin and Son


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amount of bright colors and fun textures to enliven the space. The powder room boasts a cheery, sophisticated yellow color scheme, a subtle leopard-print carpet lines the main stairwell, and the laundry room nods to a retro era with its teal cabinetry and black-and-white tile flooring.

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(top left) The office, with its subtly colorful cabinetry, provides a peaceful yet joyous space in which to work, while the master bedroom (bottom left), with its tall windows, capitalizes on the views of the marsh. (above right) The homeowners chose to incorporate brick accents to tie in a little Charleston charm.

changes along the way to reach the end result. Because Tom and Tommy made a point of being on the jobsite each day, they were able to make tweaks to the design and layout as the building progressed. “I think it’s critical,” Tom adds, “to have contact with the homeowner regularly and to have the builder on-site. Any issues that arose, we could address and fix immediately. Also, instead of hiring many subcontractors, we do a majority of the work in-house. We completed the footers, framing, siding, trim, and closets. Having control of these as-


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pects of the design helps us to avoid communication or quality issues that sometimes arise with subcontractors. Tommy or I was at the house everyday working with our crew to make sure everything went smoothly.” The finished home—complete with its Lowcountry charm—now serves as a peaceful respite for the homeowners and a welcomed getaway for their oftvisiting children and grandchildren. v For more information, call Tom Martin and Son at (843) 559-3823 or visit tommartinandson.com.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Tom Martin & Son Project Type: New Construction Location: Seabrook Island

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Designed and Redesigned An East Cooper homeowner (with the help of her husband and a skilled architect-builder team) gives her Sowell Street home its third remodel since construction.


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Story by Megan J. Busch • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(left) The original brickwork from the first design of the home remains intact and leads to a sitting room and informal dining space. (above) The living room features a French-style color palette and antique books as décor. (below) Homeowner Joan Kranin, an interior designer, planned every inch of the house—including where she would place each piece of furniture—before the remodel began.


nterestingly enough, I did two big renovations at this house before Joan [Kranin] bought it. Her renovation was my third,” reveals local architect Darryl Cobb of Cobb Architects. Joan and her husband, both native New Englanders, decided to buy their I’On home only 15 minutes after first laying eyes on it; as an interior designer, Joan could see the vast potential of the house. A large-scale remodel was necessary to bring out that potential and to enhance the beauty and functionality of the structure. So Joan, already chock-full of ideas for the space, took her requests to Darryl (whom she found via a set of architectural plans from a previous remodel) and Tommy Priester of Priester’s Custom Contracting. Working from the plans that Darryl and Joan cre-

ated, Tommy sought to bring the project to life. Tommy altered nearly every room in some way. He removed everything from the kitchen to facilitate a complete redesign; he joined two rooms to create a master suite; and he added a laundry room, a wetbar area, and a workout room to provide max-imum use of every inch in the house. Inches were actually incredibly important in this project. Tommy explains, “We would try to find three inches here or four there. Any place we could utilize, we made functional.” Joan had specific foresight about where she wanted to place each piece of furniture and hang all of her Canton China plates, so every available inch was necessary to accommodate her plans. Once all of Tommy’s construction dust settled, Joan’s work really beCH+D • Winter 2015



(above left) Around the corner from the kitchen lies a separate bar for mixing up a nightcap. (top right) The Kranins’ guest bedroom presents a nautical theme that ties into an adjoining TV room. (bottom right) Tommy Priester and Darryl Cobb expanded and reworked this brick-floored room to nearly double its size.

gan—incorporating colorful paint, accessorizing with antique books, and appropriately furnishing every room. Joan describes, “I improved on the look of things, toned things down, and made the house more soft and serene. I used a French color palette; it now has a lot of whites, and grays, and blues that feel comfortable.” The new well appointed home is set to be the couple’s beloved abode as the two venture into retirement and look forward to many years of family gatherings, festive holidays, and sleepy Saturdays. v

(above) Tommy Priester of Priester's Custom Contracting


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For more information, call Priester’s Custom Contracting at (843) 200-8495 or visit priestercustomhomes.com.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Priester's Custom Contracting Project Type: Remodel Location: Mt. Pleasant

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Fount of Inspiration A Daniel Island model home may just be the ideal starting point for a stunning new-construction project.


or months, Daniel Islanders have been watching the construction process move along at 117 River Green Place. Unlike most new homes on the block, though, a walk-through inside doesn’t require a home-tour ticket or the presentation of freshly baked bread packaged with


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the hopes of sneaking a peek of the new neighbors’ style. Built by Chuck Lattif of Coastal Premier Homes (an independently owned franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes), this model home provides inspiration for those seeking to build who wrestle with the age-old question: What

will this actually look like when my project is complete? Here, shoppers can gain a deeper understanding of finishes and design details—three dimensionally, not on paper, and not in a photograph. As visitors walk through the front door,

Story by Megan Busch • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(above left) The open floor plan of this Arthur Rutenberg model home showcases coffered ceilings, exposed trusses in the kitchen, a bar area, and an expertly styled living room. (top right) The front exterior of the home is ultimately coastal and inviting. (bottom right) The master bedroom boasts a king-sized bed sitting atop a bold rug and hardwood floors. (below right) Chuck Lattif of Arthur Rutenberg Homes

they are greeted by a chic barn door leading to an appropriately masculine office (on the right) and a stylized dining room (on the left). Progressing forward, onlookers can feel the spaciousness of the open floor plan, touch the installed granite counter-

tops, and note the convenience of a bar area separated from the kitchen (equipped with a tasteful wine room). Additionally, a master bedroom opens up into a high-end bathroom with a freestanding tub and walk-through shower. Upstairs, a family room

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and children’s spaces lend even more inspiration to the touring guest. After one has had the opportunity to see a finished product (and has decided that building a home is the best choice), Chuck Lattif or Sales Consultant Sharon Cassidy is on hand to walk interested parties through the entire building process. Because Coastal Premier Homes works as a franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, the benefits for potential homeowners are numerous. They receive the experience of working with a local builder in addition to the quick turnaround time available when working with a larger custom-home building company with many employees. Chuck clarifies the process stating, “The model is just a place to start. We can design and build a custom home from scratch


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on the homeowner’s own property. We also have several plans created specifically for Charleston, and they’re all fully customizable inside and out. We have a team of designers in Charlotte—more than twelve of them—who do nothing but rapid floor-plan changes for us; we can have a custom revised floor plan to a client in less than 72 hours. Efficiency like that is important.” After the design team develops a customized plan, Chuck works to create a list—normally nearly 15 pages—of every single item going into the house, giving an accurate picture of the budget. Then, construction begins, and several months later, the ideas discovered at the model home surface in a new, customized creation. v For more information, call Arthur Rutenberg Homes at (843) 371-1432 or visit arthurrutenberghomes.com.

(above) Nestled between two children’s rooms is this unique loft—a space that fosters creativity and learning. (facing page, clockwise from top left) A custom-made barn door seals off the cozy office to offer both style and privacy. The front porch features weather-resistant decking, comfy rocking chairs, and a stately front door. The master bathroom houses a walk-through shower, a custom vanity, and a freestanding tub.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Arthur Rutenberg Homes Project Type: New Construction Location: Daniel Island

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L The custom mahoganystained doors are designed to be both beautiful and extremely resilient.

ooking at the Lowcountry merely a few months after the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo’s destruction of Charleston, it is amazing to see how everyday life has moved on from the category-4 decimation that took place. Until Hurricane Andrew (in 1992) and later Katrina (in 2005), Hugo was the strongest and most costly hurricane to hit the East Coast. In fact, the wind strength of Hugo (roughly 120 mph) was only a few miles per hour less than Katrina (125 mph). Unfortunately, Robert Gatch of All About Garage Doors, didn’t start providing wind-loaded garage doors to the Lowcountry until fifteen years after Hugo. Now, though, he has ten years of master experience with the doors that he installs and maintains, and he can’t sing their praises enough. “All of our doors are wind-loaded to 130 miles per hour,” he says, standing before a particularly elegant specimen of custom mahogany-stained wood door. “And we’ve been partnering with our vendor, CHI Overhead Doors, for four years so that we can pass along their superior quality to our customers.”

Whichever Way the Wind Blows One man puts a powerful garage door between his Lowcountry home and the path of a storm to emerge victoriously.


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When it comes to outlasting a hurricane, Robert is a structural expert. “Garage doors are the biggest openings in a home, and they get the most use. If your garage door fails during a storm, then damaging—and even life-threatening—winds will change the pressure inside the home, which could blow out windows, other doors, and even the roof,” he explains. For this safety reason, along with an extra long life and

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(above left) Window accents at the top of the door complement the simple elegance of the overall appearance. (bottom left) Steel bars (struts) are added to the already strongly fortified door to withstand hurricane-strength winds. (above right) Custom iron accents on the doors provide an historic Charleston look. (right) Robert Gatch of All About Garage Doors

less required maintenance, the tracks behind the door are strongly reinforced as well. Though hurricane season is the biggest factor in choosing a garage door, it isn’t the only important one. All About Garage Doors offers a wide range of different designs—from classic Charleston carriage doors to custom wood-and-accented-steel finishes— for homeowners to choose from. “We

don’t just want our customers' homes to be protected, we also want to provide them with the aesthetic options that their style and taste requires,” adds Robert. “Hopefully we won’t see another hurricane for a very long time. But if we do, we’re in the business of protecting people.” v

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: All About Garage Doors Project Type: New Construction Location: Daniel Island

For more information, call All About Garage Doors at (843) 832-4304 or visit aagdcharleston.com.

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Professional Development What happens when a husband and a wife with a combined background in architecture, construction, art, and interior design come together to build their Charleston dream house? Something magnificent, that’s what.


ichael Vardell studied architecture and ran a successful construction business in Delaware; his wife, Mollie, paints fine art and in years past, upheld a career in interior design. When the time came for


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the pair to develop the plans for a home on Daniel Island, they knew exactly what they wanted—even down to every detail of the coffered ceilings. Because they were still living in Dela-

ware during the time of construction, the Vardells needed a reliable builder in Charleston who could carry out their plans (developed in conjunction with Anita King of Ink Architecture) with precision and craftsmanship. Michael

Story by Megan Busch • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(above left) Working with Mahshie Custom Homes, Michael and Mollie Vardell used their building-industry talents to craft the perfect living space. (top right) The dining room comfortably seats eight to accommodate the couple’s visiting family members and friends. (bottom right) The master closet has ample room for storing clothes and preparing for the day. (left) Roy Mahshie of Mahshie Custom Homes with Homeowners Michael and Mollie Vardell

and Mollie came into contact with Roy Mahshie (via Anita), and they worked together to construct a custom golfcourse-front home. Michael explains the vision for the project stating, “Our prime goal was to bring the inside out and the outside in to merge the house with its surroundings. Beyond that, we had traditional homes in Virginia and Dela-

ware, and we wanted something a little more casual yet still elegant. That drove the design.” The Vardells relied on their years of past experience to choose the furnishings and finishes for the house to meet their goal of casual elegance. In Delaware, Michael and Mollie used each home that Michael built as a test for their own home, discovering which prod-

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PROJECT FILES The Vardells’ home overlooks the expansive golf course on Daniel Island. (facing page, clockwise from top left) Art that Mollie created herself punctuates the walls. Every finish in the home had been tested in the past on various homes that Michael built, including the type of flooring and the shape of the crown moulding. Travertine decking surrounds the pool and adjacent hot tub.

ucts possess both quality and aesthetic appeal. “There are a thousand different decisions to make, and it can be overwhelming for many people. We were fortunate enough to be knowledgeable about the products and elements going into the house,” explains Michael. Although Michael and Mollie thought that they had everything planned to perfection, Roy was able to provide a few additional treats that the Vardells had yet to consider. Roy suggested not only a mahogany porch door and a travertine pool surround, but also sleek LED lighting to line the kitchen cabinets and pantry. “When Roy opened the pantry doors to surprise us with the lighting details,” recalls Mollie, “I thought, My goodness, this has to be some sort of a display case, not my pantry!” Roy’s goal, through-


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out the whole project, was to take the Vardell’s detailed plans (which were many times sketched by Michael’s own hand) and create a high-quality product. Roy relays, “It’s both easy and intimidating when you have homeowners as knowledgeable as the Vardells. I knew what they wanted. I knew the quality they were expecting, and my team and I needed to deliver to their standards.” Upon moving in, the Vardells were more than pleased with the finished home, extolling Roy’s precision, particularly in the crown moulding details and the comfortable livability of the house. Right now, you could probably find Michael and Mollie having a drink on the porch or sitting in the cozy study researching their family’s lineage, which, they are slowly discovering, may have

early eighteenth-century ties to their new Lowcountry town of residence. v For more information, call Mahshie Custom Homes at (843) 200-8253 or visit mahshiecustomhomes.com.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Mahshie Custom Homes Project Type: New Construction Location: Daniel Island

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It’s Easy Being Green John’s Islanders Bill and Daphne Howard chose an unconventional method to build a new home that left the power company scratching its head.


hen homeowners Bill and Daphne Howard decided it was time to move closer to their children and grandchildren, they began their search the way most people do—by previewing structures that have already been built. What they found was a


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bit disappointing. “We were downsizing, but when we looked at many of the homes with less square footage than our last house, the builders tended to put the same number of rooms in it. But with less space, you just had very small rooms. We still wanted a large open area to have friends

over and enjoy,” says Bill. So when they visited their daughter’s neighborhood and saw a newly built home just down the street, they were pleasantly surprised. Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) weren’t something that Bill and Daphne

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Margaret Rambo

(above left) Working with interior designer Eliza Linton, Bill and Daphne decorated in a classic style that is both welcoming and efficient. (top right) At first glance, it’s not as obvious that this attractive exterior envelopes the Amerisips ABS Design Group's award-winning energy-efficiency. (bottom right) The kitchen features Energy Star applianaces for minimal utility costs.

(above) Steve and Tina Bostic of Amerisips Homes with Homeowners Bill and Daphne Howard Displaying Their USGBC Lead Platinum Certification

even knew existed until they saw the house that Amerisips Homes, a local green-building company, had just finished. Once they learned how they could build a custom home with the open floor plan and large rooms that they desired, they were sold. Because most of the load-bearing walls in a home built with SIPs are in the ex-

terior walls and the floor, the floor plan doesn’t require as many hallways or support beams. This allowed the homeowners to design the house almost any way they chose. “It just made good sense,” Bill concludes, since they needed open space for all twenty-two family members during the holiday season. “It’s so different from our last house,” Daphne adds. “Amerisips’s Ecoshell design is very

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quiet. We just don’t hear the street noise or much at all from outside.” The lack of noise is aided by the thick supporting walls being cut to extremely exact measurements, which keep the joints tight and prevent unwanted air flow. The fully sealed envelope allows the heating and cooling units to turn on and off significantly less often, which is just one of the energy-saving benefits. As they worked with Steve and Tina Bostic (the owners of Amerisips) for a design that was open yet comfortable, the couple learned more and more about how to be energy self-sufficient. For example, at first glance, it is easy to mistake the attic space as an average storage area with air ducts running this way and that. A closer look in an energy-efficient home, though, reveals the water heater, HVAC unit, and other important hoses secured inside a


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sealed room that is temperature controlled just like every other part of the house, which leads to further energy savings. Steve explains, “We build toward a goal of net-zero energy, which means that the house will generate almost as much power as it uses in the course of a year.” This prompts a huge grin from Bill, who presents their most recent power bill sporting a negative dollar amount (25 for the month of November). “The power company owes us money this month,” he laughs. Fortunately for the power company, Bill and Daphne are content to relax on their big back porch with coffee rather than collect on that bill. v For more information, call Amerisips Homes at (843) 352-2370, or visit amerisips.com/easy-green.

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(from left) Starley and Jim Gabrish with Daughters Sabra and Shelby Rogers


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Professional tennis player Shelby Rogers reminisces about her athletic pursuits around the world and her roots, planted firmly within Lowcountry island soil.

Story by Megan J. Busch | Photography by Patrick Brickman & Margaret Rambo


hen my four-year-old niece grows up, she wants to be a “peterinarian.” As a kid, I wanted to be a professor. Every child seems to develop some dream of an adulthood

career that’s enjoyable and ultimately fulfilling. Sometimes that dream is realized, sometimes differed, and sometimes altogether unattainable. Shelby Rogers wanted to grow up to be like her sister, Sabra, who began the Rogers family’s emersion into the world of tennis. When the racquet was still taller than her own frame, Shelby would practice on the sidelines as Sabra competed on the court. Soon, tennis became Shelby’s own passion, and now, at twenty-two, she has trained and worked to become a professional tennis player affiliated with the Women’s Tennis Association. Currently, she holds the number 73 ranking in the world and has attended numerous matches and tournaments from the Family Circle Cup in Charleston to The French Open in Paris. And, if you’re wondering—as all do—she has even faced off against a Williams sister. I sat down with Shelby, Sabra, and their parents, Starley and Jim Gabrish, in their Daniel Island brick home to get the inside scoop about Shelby’s journey to her dream job, life off the court, and childhood memories made in the South.

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(above) Shelby and her family built their lovely brick home on Daniel Island over seven years ago. Today, it’s Shelby’s favorite place to escape when she’s home from her travels. (left) The front door opens up into an elegant foyer. Each family member put his or her own personality into the house, but Starley was responsible for the majority of the design.

Shelby, your sister Sabra, who now works at MUSC, really fueled your love of tennis. What was it like to follow in her footsteps? Shelby: I give so much credit to Sabra. I wanted to be like my big sister and do what she did. Because of her, ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a professional tennis player, like all kids want to be a professional player of whatever sport they’re in. Now, it’s definitely different than what I thought it was going to be in a lot of regards, but it’s really cool that I can say, “This is what I wanted to be when I was little, and here I am actually doing it.” So I’m guessing that you and Sabra spent many hours together on the court.


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Shelby: Yes. We started playing in Snee Farm, and Sabra and I both loved it. We worked with the same coaches, and we hit together a lot. Mom hit with us a little bit, too. Starley: I could hit with them when they were really little, but then I couldn’t keep up. When Shelby was younger, she had a terrible temper on the court. Shelby: Thanks, mom [laughs]. Jim: She did not like to lose [laughs]. You obviously have to keep your composure in the national arena, though. How have you learned to cope with losing matches and curb your temper?

Shelby: Experience. Maturity. A lot of it was learning how to handle my emotions and let them go in different ways, either by hitting the ball or just kind of channeling my thoughts better. I think that all players go through that hurdle to improve their mental game; everybody’s got to find their own way to deal with it. It’s never fun to lose a match. Even if the other player straight up outplays you, it’s never a good day. I try to learn as much as I can from the losses so I can try to prevent them from happening again. For a while, I took each one pretty hard, but the bright side of tennis is that there’s always next week. We have so many tournaments, and it’s a yearlong season. If I’ve had a bad week, there’s always a chance to redeem myself.

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The kitchen is every family member’s favorite spot. Because she loves to cook, Starley requested a high-end stove, an in-counter fryer and steamer, and plenty of space for the family to keep her company.


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(above left) The kitchen also features a little bit of Charleston style, sporting several sweet-grass baskets. (above right) Adjacent to the kitchen is the breakfast nook where the family prepares snacks and morning meals.

Jim: She’s very competitive, and losing is always hard. Shelby: Passionate. I’ll call it passionate [laughs]. Jim: Even the top players lose as much as they win, though. Shelby: Only one person is going to win every week; someone has to lose. Handling that is definitely a learning process, but I think I’ve gotten a lot better at it. After high school, you decided to forgo the traditional college experience for a different type of learning on the court. Did you find this to be a difficult decision or something that seemed natural?

Shelby: It was a little difficult because I was definitely the different one. Everyone was going to college, and I had to be the one to take the other path. I did the whole college process, I took some visits, and I really gave it a good thought. But deep down in my heart, I had to give myself a chance. I can always go back to school, but I can’t always play on tour. I knew I would have regretted it had I not at least given it one try. Starting out was nerve racking at first because there was so much uncertainty. It was a difficult decision, but for now, it’s turned out all right [laughs]. As with any athlete, there will come a time when I’m going to have to stop. That’s why I did this. I know I can’t play forever, but for as long as I can, I’d like to keep going. I wouldn’t change the decision for the world.

Jim: The unfortunate thing is that there’s no road map that says, “This is how you become a pro tennis player.” How did you become a professional? What were the steps you took along the way? Jim: We kind of knew the direction she was going, so it was important to us to take her to events like the US Open to see that she could be there. But to do that, she had to make a lot of sacrifices along the way. Homeschooling was one of those. She went through the IMG Bollettieri Academy program for a year, and our family was split up during that time because Starley went with her. Shelby’s really taken the hard road. When everyone else was going to differ-

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ent events, she missed those experiences. It is a tough sacrifice for a young kid to make. I think she’s realized, though, that she didn’t miss out on that much to earn all she has gained. Now, the way she told us was kind of awkward [laughs]. We were actually at Sabra’s graduation from Emory, watching Shelby’s tennis match on a phone. She had won, and let us know afterwards that she was taking the money. She said, “I’m going pro.”

Part of that experience is being able to meet some of the top names in tennis. I have to ask, have you played the Williams sisters? Sabra: Every time I tell people that she’s a pro tennis player, that’s the first question. They say, “Does she play Serena or Venus?” [laughs] Shelby: Everybody knows who they are. Now I can finally say,

Shelby: Like a Band Aid, I just ripped it off.

Shelby: It’s all about the money part. If you want to go to college and play in college, you can’t accept prize money. You can accept it only if it evens out your expenses. But if you make any sort of profit, you’re ineligible to play in schools. So college players can play professional events, they just can’t make that profit.

“Yes, I have played one of them [Venus].”

Shelby: It’s competitive. The American girls have a really nice group. We’re all friends; we can hang out, go to dinners, and get away a little bit. That’s nice to have, especially when we’re traveling without family. Most of us are kind of the same age; we’re coming up, playing well, getting into the top 100, and moving our rankings up. But some of the other players can be difficult at times. At the end of the day, we are all competing, so we don’t want to give our secrets away. It’s an individual sport, not a team sport; it’s everyone for themselves.

She’s such a sweet girl, to be honest. I’ve had the privilege of having a few conversations with her and getting to know her a little bit, whether it be in locker rooms or player lounges or whatnot. I respect her so much. She’s a legend; she’s done so many great things for the sport and

Jim: They are a very talented group of girls who all want to be recognized. There’s some adversity that comes with the sport, and I think that’s where Shelby has done a very good job handling herself. She doesn’t let it mess up her game.

Has turning your passion into a money-earning profession changed your view of the sport at all?


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It was encouraging too, though, because I did have a lot of opportunities in the match. I was like, I’m hanging there with one of the best players of all time. You seem to be able to develop a relationship with the other pros despite the competition. Is there a sense of comradery amongst the players?

What exactly classifies you as a pro, and what made taking the money such a huge move?

Shelby: I love it more. Now I get all the benefits from it [laughs]. I can make a little money, and I can travel all over the world. I’ve met so many great people through the sport. It’s taught me a lot about myself, and I’ve learned so many life lessons just by traveling, meeting people, being in different cultures, and experiencing the world.

accomplished so much for herself. When I got out on the court with Venus, I was like, Okay, this is any other player. It’s the same sport. You have to treat this like you can win this match. It was a cool experience. Now I can tell people I actually played a Williams sister. I’m validated [laughs].

(above) With a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, and coffered ceilings, the living room is a bit formal, yet warm. (left) The porch, situated off the living room, overlooks a beautiful wooded area of Daniel Island.

Shelby: You know, everyone sees the glitz and glamour, which is what I want them to see because that is a big part of it. But like with any career, there are the various trials and tribulations that you go through, sometimes it’s the adversity, or the busy schedule, or the physical requirements. What goes into the training to prepare you to compete—successfully— against the other players? Shelby: It’s a full-time job. I have to train on court and off court with weights, running, cardio, and all of that fun stuff. My day starts pretty early. I have about four hours of practice on court, then another couple of hours in the gym.

Recovering is a big part of training, too—sleeping well and keeping my body healthy so I can get up and do it again the next day. What I do is not normal for anyone’s body. I definitely have to take care of myself. With the training schedule, do you have enough time for fun, especially when you’re traveling to various countries? Shelby: I try to do a good job of balancing it. In each city, I make an effort to go out in the city and do a little sight seeing. While I’m at these places, I don’t want to just be moving from the tennis court to the hotel everyday. It’s not always easy because it is a very busy schedule.

Jim: Traveling for Shelby is a lot different than most people think. She’s not a tourist; she has a job to do. When we travel with her, it’s very difficult for me to keep up with her schedule. You’ve played in Europe, Asia, and North America over the past few years, often leaving your family here on Daniel Island and sometimes tagging them along with you. Does the constant travel become tiring? Shelby: Two years ago was the first time I was away for the holidays without my family. I was in New Zealand, and it was really tough. Christmas is such a big tradition for us. But then my friend over there invited me to CH+D • Winter 2015








her Christmas celebration, and you know, I just look at it as experiencing new things. I travel to all these amazing places while I’m young and while I can. I’m not going to be able to play tennis forever, so I just try to savor the moment and enjoy everything while it lasts. Starley: And actually that year, in New Zealand, Shelby’s friend’s family had a helicopter, so they took her from New Zealand and flew her over to a remote island. I was, of course, freaking out because my kid was on the other side of the world, and she was flying in a helicopter. Shelby: You can’t really complain about being away from home with experiences like that [laughs].

Jim: It’s probably been more difficult for us. Getting used to that—not having everybody here—has been tough. But, it’s part of what she does, and we wouldn’t want her to be anywhere else. Shelby: It funny because in the offseason everyone is like, “Where are you going for vacation? You have some time off.” I’m like, “I’m going home!” I want to sit on my couch and watch TV and do nothing. I don’t want to travel. I don’t want to go anywhere. I want to be in one place. This home is definitely a comforting place to retreat. Is this the house you grew up in? Shelby: I actually grew up in Mt. Pleasant in Snee Farm. We moved here

seven years ago when I was 15. We built this house. We all put our little suggestions into it, so it fits us perfectly. My room has four red walls—that was definitely my input. It’s my favorite color. Mom and Jim did most of it, but each of us got to pick everything out in our respective rooms. Sabra did the blues in her room, and together we did the tile in our bathroom. I trained here at Family Circle Stadium, so this location was super convenient for that. Was the proximity to Family Circle the impetus for building on Daniel Island? Starley: It was more about having space. Jim: At the time, if you were building a

(above left) The laundry room with its eclectic, colorful decorative hardware is one of Starley’s favorite places—for the design, of course, not the washing of clothes. (above right) The pool table in the upstairs game room shows off Jim’s school spirit. He was once a Citadel cadet, and he played professional football for the Miami Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers.


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place of this magnitude, Daniel Island was the place to build. It was ideal for investment quality. I don’t think that our decision was based around tennis, to be honest with you. Daniel Island is just a good place for a family. When we came over here, actually, there was very little product available. Shelby: It was a newer area at the time; they were building it up. Jim: There was a house down the street, and we looked at it and wanted it. We rode home, and our realtor called us to say there were some other people interested in the house who were going to make an offer. I thought he was just pressuring us to make a decision. Well, then I found out that the other party made an offer, and it was an incredible one. The builder of this current house lived next door on Pagett Street, and I knew him from around town. He said, “I have a lot, and I could build you the same house in about 12 to 14 months.” And so we were all in. It took way longer than that; it took two years. We were living in a very small house, and had just had my two children [Anthony and Alexus] move in. There were six of us and two bathrooms. It was very cramped. Shelby: One of our best memories was finally moving in. That day was awesome. I had my own red room, and I was so happy. We all had our own space. Jim: Seven years later, we’ve kind of had everybody evacuate this house at the same time. Upstairs, there are four empty bedrooms. All the kids were about the same age, and poof, everyone

(above) When the house was in the design phase, Shelby knew that she wanted a room with red walls. Her desk is now a home for a vast array of trophies and tennis memorabilia from her earlier years.

was gone. So now we’re trying to get everything off the walls, and get everything repainted and resituated. Now that you have moved out, Shelby, and have started your own career, have you begun to see yourself as successful?

Shelby: I think it’s all perspective. There are many things I haven’t accomplished yet. It’s hard to look at it like I am successful because I feel so far from where I want to be. I’ve come a long way, but there’s a long way that I want to go. I’m nowhere near being done.

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Bottom-Freezer Single-Door Refrigerator: Today, refrigerators come in a vast array of styles, including French door, traditional top-freezer, and bottom-freezer. This stainless steel item in particular features a single door and a bottom-drawer freezer. The easy-to-care-for stainless steel accents the low-maintenance "Nero Orion" leathered-granite countertops for a worry-free cook space.

Phototography by Patrick Brickman

Builder: Harper Construction • Countertops: East Coast Granite and Tile Stone Supplier: Pacific Shores For more information about this project, call East Coast Granite and Tile at (843) 729- 5070 or visit eastcoast-granite.com.

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Stacked Cabinetry: A cabinet layout in which smaller cabinets are placed atop standard-sized boxes to reach the ceiling. These Smithport stacked cabinets are accompanied by matching appliance panels on the refrigerator, dishwasher, and bar refrigerator.


Builder: MSP Custom Homes • Cabinetry and Kitchen Design: Advanced Kitchen Designs For more information about this project, call Advanced Kitchen Designs at (843) 225-9344 or visit akd.biz.

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Architect: Herlong and Associates Builder: Phillip W. Smith General Contractor • Flooring: John Griffiths Hardwood Flooring • Cabinetry: William C. Pritchard For more information about this project, call Phillip W. Smith General Contractor at (843) 881-9828 or visit phillipsmithcontractor.com.

Hand-Scraped Wood Flooring: Hand-scraped wood flooring is either finished by hand or manufactured to look as though it was scraped by hand, leaving each plank with unique markings (and, thus, hiding dents and dings better than perfectly sawn and polished floors). These hand-scraped boards were milled from White Oak trees.

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Stacked Crown Moulding: Multiple layers of wood are merged together—or stacked—to create a high-end unified trim piece. To add to the robust look of the trim, the designer of this kitchen incorporated two stately islands, a cherry range hood, and cabinetry with a “Pearl” opaque finish.


Kitchen Designer: Fran Ploetz Cabinetry: Southeast Kitchens For more information about this project, call Southeast Kitchens at (843) 795-8809 or visit sekitchens.com.

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Bar-Handle Drawer Pulls: Even the most traditional-style cabinets can have a modern touch with bar-style drawer-andcabinet pulls. Their linear design lends a contemporary, stylish look. Builder: Carson Homes For more information about this project, call Carson Homes at (843) 971-3667 or visit carsonhomessc.com.

Bookmatched Edge: When a fabricator cuts a slab of natural stone (like this “Arabescato Vagli Extra” marble), he or she cuts a small strip that will serve as the edge of a countertop. When this strip is bookmatched, the strip and the countertop become mirror images of each other at the seam, creating cohesion between the color and striations of the two pieces.


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Builder: Max Crosby Construction • Flooring: Vintage Lumber Sales and Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors • Tile: Melcer Tile Cabinetry: Authentic Kitchen and Bath Studio • Countertops: Vitoria and Martol Marble & Granite • Appliances and Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery • Lighting: Circa Lighting • Paint: R&R Rocha Panting • Decorative Hardware: Foxworth Decorative Hardware • Trim: ITC Millwork For more information about this project, call Max Crosby Construction at (843) 766-9976 or visit maxcrosbyconstruction.com. For more information about the appliances or fixtures, call Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery at (843) 747-6301 or visit ferguson.com.


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Wood Countertops: Although it doesn’t withstand high-temperatures like granite and must be maintained through the years, natural wood, like the walnut top shown here, makes a stunning statement in any kitchen space—especially when accompanied by “Namibia White” marble countertops, antique Heart Pine flooring, and an octagonal wood backsplash as in this downtown Charleston kitchen.

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Corbels: Like the ones flanking this range, corbels are a type of intricate crown moulding that adds a little bit of classic luxury to a kitchen. They jut out from the wall either to offer support or simply to act as a decorative accent. Builder: America’s Home Place For more information about this project, call America’s Home Place at (843) 824-2174 or visit americashomeplace.com.

Microwave Drawer: No longer do bulky microwave ovens have to eat up valuable counter space or hog the area over the stove. Microwave drawers, which allow users to place a dish into the unit from the top, slide sleekly into base cabinetry.


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Builder: Coastal Design Builders • Floor Refinishing: Benton Hardwood Floor Company Tile: Jerry’s Tile and Marble • Cabinetry: Authentic Kitchen and Bath Concepts • Countertops: Creative Countertops • Cabinetry Paint: Charleston Finishing and Furniture Repair For more information, call Coastal Design Builders at (843) 300-9383 or visit coastaldesignbuilders.com. For more information about the cabinetry, call Authentic Kitchen and Bath Concepts at (843) 852-9407 or visit authentickitchenconcepts.com.

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Architect: Architecture+ • Builder: Carson Homes • Interior Design and Selections: Lorraine G. Vale, ASID • Flooring: Charleston One Source • Tile: Palmetto Tile • Cabinetry: D&A Cabinet Works • Appliances: Plugs Appliance • Plumbing Fixtures: Moluf’s Lighting: Rick’s Lighting and Interiors • Paint: PPG • Trim: Reg Construction • Countertops: AGM Imports and MVP Granite and Flooring For more information about this project, call Architecture+ at (843) 568-7681 or visit architectureplusllc.com. To learn more about the interior design, call Lorraine G. Vale, ASID at (843) 216-2002 or visit lgvale.com. For information about the countertop fabrication, call MVP Granite and Flooring at (843) 388-2326.


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Random-Width Flooring: In an effort to give a home a more authentic feel, randomwidth hardwood floors nod to old-world methods of milling when trees were cut into planks of varying, nonuniform widths. These natural American Walnut boards are a mixture of five-inch, six-inch, and seven-inch widths.

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Transom Cabinets: Smaller cabinets situated atop the wall cabinets with glass panes are called transom cabinets. They’re perfect for storing and showcasing knick-knacks or perhaps family heirloom serving dishes; they keep items safe and dust-free.


Architect and Builder: Cy Goforth of Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes Tile: Melcer Tile and Fantastic Floors • Kitchen Designer: Brenda Romito Cabinetry: Creative Designs • Countertops: Pacific Shores and Fantastic Floors Flooring: Creative Woodworking and DL Hardwood Floors • Appliances: Bob Bailey Appliances • Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery • Lighting: The Light Post • Decorative Hardware: Foxworth Decorative Hardware For more information about this project, call Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes at (843) 881-3930 or visit lowcountrypremiercustomhomes.com.

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Quartzite: Not to be confused with quartz (which is manufactured), quartzite is a type of natural stone fabricated into countertops. This “Shadow Storm” quartzite meshes brilliantly with the handmade glazed tile.


Interior Design: Nathalie Nailer • Tile: Melcer Tile Cabinetry: Classic Kitchens of Charleston Countertops: Martol Marble & Granite • Lighting: Carolina Lanterns and Lighting For more information about this project, call Melcer Tile at (843) 744-5345 or visit melcertile.com.

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Chimney-Style Range Hood: A chimney-style range hood features a large canopy over the stove and a long cubical or cylindrical flue. This stainlesssteel variety is wallmounted as opposed to freestanding. Builder: Mahshie Custom Homes For more information about this project, call Mahshie Custom Homes at (843) 200-8253 or visit mahshiehomes.com.

Subway Tile: Inspired by the easy-to-clean, durable porcelain tiles lining the turnof-the-century-era subway stations in New York City, modern subway tiles are rectangular tiles applied in a linear pattern, much like brickwork. The subway-tile porcelain travertine backsplash pictured here complements the “Cielo de Ivory” granite countertop and the Benjamin Moore “Senora Gray” paint.

Interior Design: Zimmerman Interiors Tile: ProSource to the Trade For more information about this project, call Zimmerman Interiors at (843) 971-6880 or visit zimmermaninteriors.net.

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Floating Shelves: Floating shelves are beams (often wood) that attach directly to the wall to provide storage space. They include no frame or visible mounts. Kitchen Remodel and Cabinetry: 1st Class Painting and Restoration For more information about this project, call 1st Class Painting and Restoration at (843) 261-0212 or visit paintfirstclass.biz.

Wall Cabinets: In contrast to base cabinets, which sit on the floor, wall cabinets are the upper eye-level boxes that fasten to the wall. Cabinetry: Charleston Cabinets For more information about this project, call Charleston Cabinets at (843) 554-7800 or visit charlestoncabinetsinc.com.


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Wall Oven: Wall ovens are ideal for efficiency in the kitchen. Traditional ovens that nestle under the stove or cooktop require homeowners to bend down nearly to the floor—a difficult task with a sixteenpound Thanksgiving turkey in hand. Wall ovens are normally mounted at eye or chest level to make baking as simple and streamlined as possible.


Builder: Providence Custom Homes • Cabinetry: Carolina Kitchens • Cabinetry Design: Christy Iannarino Countertops: Creative Countertops • Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery Lighting: Charleston Lighting and Interiors • Decorative Hardware: Schaub For more information about this project, call Carolina Kitchens at (843) 856-8255 or visit carolinakitchens.net.

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House Design: ABS Design Group • Builder: Amerisips Homes • Interior Design: Eliza Linton Flooring: Cali Bamboo • Cabinetry: Haas Cabinetry • Paint: Sherwin-Williams • Decorative Hardware: Top Knobs • Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center For more information about this project, call Amerisips Homes at (843) 352-2370 or visit amerisips.com.

Work Triangle: In a well-designed kitchen layout, there will be a perfect work triangle. The triangle consists of a direct line from the refrigerator to the stove, from the stove to the sink, and from the sink back to the refrigerator. Kitchen Design and Cabinetry: Authentic Kitchens and Baths For more information about this project, call Authentic Kitchens and Baths at (843) 852-9407 or visit authentickitchenconcepts.com.


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Energy Star Appliances: Energy Star is a governmental program that helps consumers choose appliances that are eco-friendly and energy efficient. This Bosch double wall oven, cooktop, and dishwasher, along with the Whirlpool refrigerator, are all designed to keep utility costs low.

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Kitchen Desk: Offering an area for flipping through recipes, paying bills, or helping kids with homework, a kitchen desk provides additional work room for busy homeowners. Architect: Glenn Keyes Architects • Builder: Gochnauer Construction • Flooring: Elegant Hardwood Floors • Cabinetry: Hostetler Custom Cabinetry For more information about this project, call Gochnauer Construction at (843) 297-8483 or visit gochnauerconstruction.com.

Covered Range Hood: A hood over the stove works to whisk away bad smells and steam while cooking. To make this necessity look as subtle as possible, it can be covered to match the cabinets exactly.


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Architect: Crosby Creations • Builder: Priester’s Custom Contracting • Cabinetry: HWC Custom Cabinetry • Flooring and Tile: Flooring Services • Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center • Plumbing Fixtures: Design on Tap • Lighting: Rick's Lighting For more information about this project, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit hwccustomcabinetry.com.

Lend a little color to your drab walls. Let Koozer apply it with perfection.

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Herringbone Tile Pattern: When creating a herringbone pattern with tile, the rectangular pieces are placed at ninety-degree alternating angles, forming a zig-zag. The herringbone floor (shown here), complemented by “Antique White” granite and Sapele Mahogany countertops, is a threeinch-by-sixteen-inch “Tuscan Clay” tile.


Architect: Christopher Rose Architects, PA • Builder: Steven J. Koenig Construction • Interior Design: Missi Erwin • Flooring and Tile: Palmetto Tile • Cabinetry and Accessories: Signature Kitchens & Baths Countertops: AGM Imports • Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery • Plumbing Fixtures: Design on Tap • Lighting: Carolina Lanterns and Lighting • Decorative Hardware: Foxworth Decorative Hardware • Windows: Loewen For more information about this project, call Christopher Rose Architects, PA at (843) 559-7670 or visit chrisrosearchitects.com.

Phototography by Margaret Rambo CH+D • Winter 2015

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Phototography by Margaret Rambo

Distressed Flooring: Distressed hardwood flooring is intentionally scuffed, dented, or painted to create a well-worn look. This particular application is reclaimed barn-wood flooring in random widths ranging from four to seven inches.

Architect: Tucker Architectural Associates • Builder: Saltwater Homes • Interior Design: Michelle Owenby Designs Flooring: Charleston One Source Tile: Flooring Services Cabinetry and Decorative Hardware: Spartina Cabinetry Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing and Vitoria Appliances: Signature Appliance Plumbing Fixtures: Mt. Pleasant Winnelson • Lighting: Circa Lighting and Charleston Lighting and Interiors • Paint: SherwinWilliams • Accessories: Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn • Windows: Southern Lumber and Millwork • Window Treatment Fabrication: Pins N Needles • Trim: JS Siding For more information about this project, call Charleston One Source at (843) 278-1751 or visit charlestonplankfloors.com.

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Gas Cooktop: Using a natural-gas cooktop is an eco-friendly way to prepare dinner. Furthermore, the appliance heats at a regulated, steady temperature, making it more reliable for finicky or difficult dishes. Bonus? Gas cooking is the preferred method of many chefs.


Builder: Artistic Design and Construction For more information about this project, call Artistic Design and Construction at (843) 573-2444 or visit artisticdesignandconstruction.com.

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Celebrating Our 31st Year Of Making Backyards Beautiful! &

• New Pool Design and Build • BioGuard Pool Chemicals • HotSpring Spas • Full Service Repair and Maintenance • Weekly Maintenance Programs

843.881.3068 | Retail & Showroom : 1113 Bowman Road, Mt. Pleasant 843.881.8889 | Service and Maintenance | AtkinsonPools.com

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Woven Window Shades: Woven window shades are known for their ability to allow sunlight inside while still providing muchneeded privacy. To add to the green factor of your home, the shades are frequently made from natural, renewable materials, like bamboo. Window Treatments: Best Buy Blinds For more information about this project, call Best Buy Blinds at (843) 884-3454 or visit bestbuyblinds.com.

Built-In Wine Rack: If you’re not a wine connoisseur who requires an entire cellar, a small wine rack can be built into a kitchen island (or into the surrounding cabinetry). The separating wood slats can be arranged in a small crisscross pattern (as shown), a large crisscross pattern in which each opening holds several wine bottles, or a cubed pattern.


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Builder: Jeffery Builders For more information about this project, call Jeffery Builders at (843) 270-9879 or visit jefferybuildersllc.com.

Phototography by Patrick Brickman

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Roman Shade: Roman shades consist of a fabric panel with a hidden cord that stacks the fabric in even folds at the top of the window when open. The customization options are endless, as the shades can be made of any fabric on the market. These pictured feature P. Kaufman “Kazoo” fabric in “Opal.” Interior Design: Cindy Jett • Window Treatments: Aiden Fabrics For more information about this project, call Aiden Fabrics at (843) 216-0008 or visit aidenfabrics.com.

Cabinet Refinishing: During a kitchen remodel, homeowners may find that their existing cabinetry is still in tip-top shape, however outdated or ugly it may be. If the cabinets are sturdy, they can be refinished—repainted or re-stained—instead of completely replaced. Quartzite countertops, Heart Pine flooring, and a Possini Euro “Lilly Pad” light fixture complete this refinished cabinetry’s new look.


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Interior Designer: Susie Gorsline • Cabinetry: Carpenter’s Antiques and Restoration • Appliances: Wholesale Appliance Center • Plumbing Fixtures: Moluf’s • Paint: BRP Coatings • Lighting: Infinger Electric For more information about this project, call Carpenter’s Antiques and Restoration at (843) 884-3411 or visit carpenters-restoration.com.

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Walk-In Pantry: A walk-in pantry is a concept exactly like a walk-in closet, but for your storehouse of food. When designed appropriately, it can provide space to not only keep delicious edibles, but also house a breakfast station, a mini office, and a broom cabinet to store necessary cleaning supplies. Builder: Tiller Construction • Custom Walk-In Pantry: California Closets For more information about this project, call California Closets at (843) 762-7980 or visit californiaclosets.com.

Galley Kitchen: A galley kitchen is a particular layout in which the majority of the appliances and cabinetry is installed in two parallel lines. This design maximizes space in small areas. For even more efficiency, the cabinets shown here include glide-outs and 9-inch tray-andsheet-pan storage.


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Cabinetry: In & Outdoor Cabinetry • Countertops: Universal Marble and Granite For more information about this project, call In & Outdoor Cabinetry at (843) 670-1392 or visit inandoutdoorcabinetry.com.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised that the quality home of your dreams is within your financial reach.

We can build a custom house on your lot for $100 per square foot!

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Slab Cabinet Doors: Used to create a contemporary look, slab cabinet doors are solid and sleek with no special carvings, cuts, or designs. This slab cabinetry features several reeded-glass doors to add interest.


Builder: Diament Building • Interior Design: Phyllis Pease Tile: Buckhannon Brothers Tile • Cabinetry: Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center • Paint: Spectrum Paint For more information about this project, call Classic Kitchens of Charleston at (843) 991-4207 or visit kitchensofcharleston.com.

Phototography by Patrick Brickman CH+D • Winter 2015

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Phototography by Patrick Brickman

Rustic Style: Ever-growing in popularity, rustic-style kitchens often feature natural wood stains, exposed brick, and sliding barn doors. Builder and Brickwork: Tom Martin and Son • Interior Design: s. bogan designs • Cabinetry: K&K Custom Cabinets • Flooring: Boone Flooring • Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing • Appliances: Wholesale Appliance Center Plumbing Fixtures: Design on Tap • Lighting: Charleston Lighting and Interiors • Paint: David Brown Painting Decorative Hardware: Bird Decorative Hardware • Windows: Pella Windows and Doors • Trim: Southern Lumber and Millwork For more information about this project, call Tom Martin and Son at (843) 559-3823 or visit tommartinandson.com.

Phototography by Margaret Rambo

Concrete Countertops: Few homeowners automatically think of concrete as a material for their new countertops. However, the material proves to be sturdy, long lasting, beautiful, and eco-friendly. These counters are “Windowed Oyster” concrete with green glass from REWINED candle company. Countertops: GlassECO by Fisher Recycling • Countertop Installation: World Granite For more information about this project, call Fisher Recycling at (843) 554-6099 or visit fisherrecycling.com.


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Tree Removal · Expert Pruning · Fertilization · Stump Grinding · Diagnosis & Treatment · Emergency and Storm Damage

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Mullions: Mullions are strips of finished wood that separate sheets of glass in glass-front cabinet doors. They can be simple and geometric or curved and intricate (like those in this Daniel Island home, which were installed to match the homeowners’ vast antique collection).


Builder: David Weekley Homes • Kitchen Designer: Savannah Classen • Cabinetry and Decorative Hardware: Jilco Kitchen and Bath • Appliances: Wolf For more information about this project, call Jilco Kitchen and Bath at (843) 849-6465 or visit jilcokitchenandbath.com.

Phototography by Margaret Rambo CH+D • Winter 2015

Historic Wood: Often compared to reclaimed wood (which is usually re-milled before installation), historic wood—like this 200-year-old Eastern White Pine— is simply repurposed, moving it directly from the historic application to the new one. Without re-milling, the wood maintains the original saw marks and patina.

Architect: Jeff Burden Designs • Builder: Jensen Company • Interior Design: Melissa Gloor of Southeastern Galleries • Flooring: Elegant Hardwood Floors • Cabinetry: Sullivan Custom Cabinets For more information about this project, call Elegant Hardwood Floors at (843) 723-8172 or visit hardwoodflooringcharleston.com.

Square Columns: For a look that’s more modern than the traditional Doric or Tuscan columns, shoot for a rectangular structure that provides support and lasting beauty. Builder: Dynamic Design Build For more information about this project, call Dynamic Design Build at (843) 345-5044 or visit dynamicdesign-build.com. CH+D • Winter 2015


Photography by Patrick Brickman

Architect, Builder, and Interior Design: Arthur Rutenberg Homes • Flooring and Tile: Carpet Baggers Carpet One • Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath • Countertops: Granite Shop • Plumbing Fixtures and Lighting: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery • Paint: Sherwin-Williams and Elk Construction • Windows and Timber Trusses: Buck Lumber For more information about this project, call Arthur Rutenberg Homes at (843) 371-1432 or visit arthurrutenberghomes.com. To learn about the flooring, call Carpet Baggers Carpet One at (843) 571-0013 or visit carpet-baggers.com.

Timber Truss Design: Peaked roofs are often shaped by trusses, thick wooden support beams arranged in a triangular shape. When they are finished and exposed in a vaulted ceiling, the trusses work to draw the eye up and magnify the room’s volume. Photograph by Eliot Tuckerman

Corrugated Steel: A relatively inexpensive material, corrugated (or rippled) steel has been making an appearance in eclectic interior design around the country. This particular installation is a little more on the upscale side; it’s actually tile created to look like corrugated steel. Builder: Southeastern Custom Homes • Residential Design: Neal Van Dalen • Kitchen Design: Regina Steverson • Tile: Buckhannon Brothers Tile • Cabinetry: Signature Kitchens and Coastal Cabinetry For more information about this project, call Buckhannon Brothers Tile at (843) 881-8911 or visit buckhannonbrothers.com.


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Shiplap: Shiplap consitsts of wood boards that fit together like a puzzle to form a solid surface. To fall in line with the current trends, opt to paint them a crisp white hue.


Builder: Sea Island Builders For more information about this project, call Sea Island Builders at (843) 883-7430 or visit seaislandbuilders.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman CH+D • Winter 2015

Internal Storage: Internal storage is the space available inside cabinets and drawers for the keeping of kitchen appliances and accessories. It can be customized with the addition of lazy susans, plate racks, trash receptacles, and pull-out drawers installed within the cabinets. In-Cabinet Organization System: Shelf Genie For more information about this project, call Shelf Genie at (888) 491-6191 or visit shelfgenie.com/charleston.

Tile Flooring: Two types of flooring take the lead when designing a kitchen—hardwood and tile. While there are benefits to both, tile proves to be a relentlessly sturdy option, resisting staining and water damage. Architect: Danny Shelley, AIA • Builder: Cuttino Construction • Interior Design: Nicole Norris Design Studio • Tile: Palmetto Tile • Countertops: Micallene Products • Cabinetry: Capitol Cabinets For more information about this project, call Nicole Norris Design Studio at (803) 773-8083 or visit nicolenorrisdesign.com. CH+D • Winter 2015


Saddle-Seat Barstools: Ultimately simple in design, saddle-seat barstools consist of rectangular slightly sloped seats (like a horse’s saddle) suspended by four angled legs. They’re ideal for tight spaces because they’re not the least bit bulky.


Architect: Eddie Miller • Builder: Coastal Cottages • Interior Designer: Paula Rath • Tile: Flooring Services • Flooring: Palmetto Wood Floors Appliances: Swift Appliance • Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath Plumbing Fixtures: Harbor South Plumbing • Lighting: Precise Electrical Paint: Navarro Wall Coverings • Decorative Hardware: Builder’s Hardware Windows: Southern Lumber and Millwork For more information about this project, call Coastal Cottages of South Carolina at (843) 296-9427 or visit coastalcottagesofsc.net.

Photography by Margaret Rambo CH+D • Winter 2015

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Indirect LED Crown Moulding Lights: To illuminate the kitchen subtly, opt for LED lighting hidden within the crown moulding. You’ll be glad there's a little brightness to light your way as you tiptoe to the fridge for a midnight snack.


Architect: Morris Architecture For more information about this project, call Morris Architecture at (843) 577-8010 or visit morrisaandc.com.

Phototography by Patrick Brickman CH+D • Winter 2015

• Custom Glass Tabletops • Custom Frameless Shower Enclosures

• Design Consultations • Custom Mirrors for Vanity & Home

Visit Our Showroom Today (843) 577-6500 • www.portcityglass.net 1519 King Street Ext. Charleston, S.C. CH+D • Winter 2015


Photo Credit: John Smoak III

Quartz Countertops: Resistant to staining, chipping, and bacteria growth, quartz is a manufactured material that looks similar to natural stones, such as granite and marble. These are Cambria quartz countertops in “Sussex.” Builder: Strock Design and Remodel • Tile: Melcer Tile • Cabinetry: Spartina Cabinetry Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing For more information about this project, call Strock Design and Remodel at (843) 566-0250 or visit strockenterprises.com.

Down Lights: Whether they’re installed as recessed lighting or track lighting, down lights direct light from the ceiling onto the kitchen workspace below. These in particular are installed on a handcrafted fixture that doubles as a pot rack. Builder: Artistic Design and Construction • Lighting: Charleston Lighting and Interiors For more information about this project, call Charleston Lighting and Interiors at (843) 766-3055 or visit charlestonlightingandinteriors.com.


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Photography by Jason Stemple Photography

Builder: Classic Remodeling and Construction • Cabinetry: Greenfield Cabinetry • Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing and Rigidized Metals Corporation • Appliances, Plumbing Fixtures, and Lighting: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery For more information about this project, call Classic Remodeling and Construction at (843) 763-3297 or visit classicremodeling.com.

Faux Painting: It may seem to be real brick (or granite, or marble, or stucco), but actually, it’s paint. Faux painting is the art of creating finishes that realistically mimic other materials.


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Faux Painting: Palmetto Faux Studio For more information about this project, call Palmetto Faux Studio at (843) 371-5003 or visit palmettofaux.com.

Raised Island: A raised island is part countertop and part bar. Half of the island is higher from the ground to accommodate barstools, while the other half is shorter to serve as kitchen counter space. This island sits underneath Cambia “Flint Black” stone.

Refresh, Relax, Re-energize in a Verdi Home.

(843)475-3317 www.theverdicompany.com

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Builder: Priester’s Custom Contracting • Flooring and Tile: Flooring Services • Cabinetry: The Cabinet Shop • Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing • Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center For more information about this project, call Priester’s Custom Contracting at (843) 200-8495 or visit priestercustomhomes.com.

Pendant Lighting: Ever popular above islands and bars, pendant lights are smaller hanging lights that drop from the ceiling. Install them in sets of two or three to fully illuminate the underlying countertop.

Draped Valance: Natural light in the kitchen is a necessity. A draped valance provides interest to an otherwise bare window, while still allowing maximum light to enter the space. Window Treatments: Carolina Coastal Design For more information about this project, call Carolina Coastal Design at (843) 532-8045 or visit carolinacoastaldesign.com.


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all over the Lowcountry Windows




Serving the Lowcountry for over 20 Years

Visit our new showroom and bring us your plans. 630 Skylark Drive | Charleston, SC | 843.572.9727 | 800.899.5712 | muhler.com

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Shaker-Style Cabinetry: This cabinet-door style features a raised border around the edge of the cabinet—like a frame—with an inset panel in the middle. The shaker-style kitchen cabinets shown here boast Benjamin Moore “White Dove” paint, which is accented by the “Coventry Gray” hue on the custom Island.


Builder: Structures Building Company Cabinetry: Sullivan Custom Cabinets • Countertops: Lowcountry Stone Solutions For more information about this project, call Sullivan Custom Cabinets at (843) 554-5880 or visit sullivancustomcabinets.com. To contact the builder, call Structures Building Company at (843) 856-6901 or visit structures.net.

Phototography by Margaret Rambo CH+D • Winter 2015

We Do It All From Design to Installation

New Construction Remodels Kitchens & Baths Granite-Solid Surfaces Quartz · Corian Marble Countertops Fine Cabinetry Entertainment Centers Book Cases Built-Ins

843.852.9407 | AuthenticKitchenConcepts.com | 2457-5 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC

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Mosaic Tile: Mosaic tile is glass or porcelain that is cut in small pieces, often forming a particular design when installed. This backsplash's mosaic tile is placed in a linear formation to add an eye-catching accent. Cabinetry: Kitchen Magic of the Lowcountry For more information about this project, call Kitchen Magic of the Lowcountry at (843) 883-4369 or visit lowcountry.kitchenmagic.com.

Unconventional Appliances: Every kitchen needs a refrigerator, range, and dishwasher, but what about a trash compactor, wine fridge, or ice maker? When you’re considering the elements that comprise your kitchen, don’t hesitate to think outside the box.


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Appliances: Swift Appliance • Countertops: GlassECO by Fisher Recycling For more information about this project, call Swift Appliance at (843) 388-7283 or visit swiftappliancesc.com.

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Stainless-Steel Countertops: Bringing industrial finishes into the kitchen is a fantastic idea for one with a modern mind and a love of cooking. Stainlesssteel countertops—often found in restaurants—will last forever, and they provide an easy-to-clean area for baking, sautéing, and puréeing.


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Architect: The Verdi Group For more information about this project, call The Verdi Group at (843) 475-3317 or visit theverdicompany.com.

Custom Look, Classic Quality. providing the means to make your dream a reality

Whether you are working on a single room in a home or are nishing out an entire corporate office, Charleston Woodworks has the capabilities you need to fully realize your project. Visit our website to learn more. CUSTOM TRIM WORK • CUSTOM CABINETS MANTLES • CASEWORK • PANELING • FURNITURE COUNTERTOPS (SOLID SURFACE + WOOD)

www.charlestonwoodwork.com | 843.744.0016

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Architect: Architecture+ • Builder: Lemacks Construction • Kitchen Cabinetry: Mevers Kitchen and Bath For more information about this project, call Mevers Kitchen and Bath at (843) 410-5656 or visit meverskitchens.com.


Phototography by Patrick Brickman CH+D • Winter 2015

Beaded-Inset Cabinet Doors: Beaded-inset cabinet doors feature a series of semicircular carvings in a rectangular shape that frame a deeper-set panel. These beaded inset cabinet doors are paired with “Grey Goose” granite countertops.

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Don’t be afraid to take your cooking and dining adventures outside! 1 Cast-Aluminum

“Grand Terrace” Tea Cart Palm Casual (843) 881-0041 palmcasual.com


2 Big Green Egg M&M Oil and Propane (843) 402-7790 mmoilandpropane.com 3 Custom Outdoor

Kitchen and Dining Space



Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens (843) 216-0006 palmettooutdoorkitchens.com 4 Bull Master-Q Grill Backyard Amenities (843) 793-7093 backyardamenities.org 5 Atlas Dining Table

with Built-In Fire Pit Backyard Retreats (843) 856-0049 backyardretreatsinc.com


6 Nordic Ware Beer

Can Vertical Chicken Roaster The All American Kitchen and Outdoor Company (843) 642-1394 theallamericancompany.com


7 NatureKast

Outdoor Cabinetry


In & Outdoor Cabinetry (843) 670-1392 inandoutdoorcabinetry.com

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Whether your domestic style ranges from classic to contemporary or rustic to chic, these Charleston shops have that special accent to turn your kitchen into a statement of fashionable function. Commence your kitchen style journey with our collection of some of the most popular items on the market.



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7 1. Miyu Classic Blue Pendant Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055 | charlestonlightingandinteriors.com 2. Red Barstool with Armrest For the House: The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073 | thebarstoolshop.com 3. Natural Stone Tile Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161 | lowcountrytilecontractors.com 4. American Olean “Garden Oasis” Glass Tile Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 | carpet-baggers.com 5. “Freshwater” Paint Sherwin-Williams (800) 4-Sherwin sherwin-williams.com 6. Nordic Ware Prep and Serve Bowls The All American Kitchen & Outdoor Company (843) 203-6048 theallamericancompany.com 7. Bertazzoni Professional Series Gas Range in Yellow Swift Appliance (843) 388-7283 swiftappliancesc.com


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1. Rustic Wine Sign with Lights Hoardin’ Helen’s (843) 442-7800 2. Country Napkins GDC Home (843) 571-5142 | gdchome.com 3. “Alba Mezzanotte” Tile Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 | melcertile.com 4. “San Luiz” Granite Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767-7779 | universalmgranite.net 5. Red-and-White Wood-Handle Egg Beater Antiques Market (843) 849-8850 6. Alcott Apron-Front Kitchen Sink Moluf’s (843) 723-4881 | molufs.com 7. Wooden Cheeseboard Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 | coralberrycottage.com 8. Antique Ice Cream Scoop Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689 terraceoaksantiques.com 9. Marble Rolling Pin Palmetto Moon Antiques (843) 856-1881 | pmoonantiques.com 10. Distressed Kitchen Island on Wheels Antiques Market (843) 849-8850 11. French Country China Cabinet Charleston Classic Consignments (843) 695-8452 | charlestonclassicconsignment.com


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GEothErmal hVaC SYStEmS

What iS GEothErmal? Geothermal is using the Earth as the most energy efficient heat sink and source for hVaC. Geothermal is an original green technology! it is capable of being installed and effective anywhere in the world.

WhY GEothErmal? 40-70% Savings over conventional hVaC systems · Supplemental hot water generation · Supports US Green Building Council lEED Building Certification · local utility company rebates available · 30% residential Federal tax Credit–No Cap! · 10% Commercial Federal tax Credit - No Cap!

Eliminate Your Gutter Cleaning...Forever! LeafGuard...Get It and Forget It!!!

WhY EDGE SolUtioNS? EDGE Solutions specializes in providing Geothermal loop installation services. EDGE Solutions is international Ground Source heat Pump association (iGShPa) Certified · North american technician Excellence (NatE) Certified · a local experienced company · Safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction are #1!

• The only patented one piece seamless design • Eliminates leaves, pine needles and other debris • Keeps gutters running clean and clear The only thing it collected was the Good Housekeeping Seal!

843-832-3353 • www.LEAFGUARD.com

843-556-5526 | www.EdgeSolutions.us




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11 1. “Tenor” One-Light Pendant by Eurofase Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 | charlestonlampcompany.com 2. Mini “Olivia Smoke” Hanging Light Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055 | charlestonlightingandinteriors.com 3. Pounded-Metal Silver Platter MW Hunter (843) 556-4939 4. Stainless-Steel Cheese Grater Kitchen Craft Cookware (352) 483-7600 | kitchencraftcookware.com 5. Kohler “Karbon” Articulating Faucet Moluf’s (843) 723-4881 | molufs.com 6. Whirlpool Electric Range Ferguson (843) 571-7912 | ferguson.com 7. Modern Round Barstool Danco (843) 884-2256 dancohome.com 8. “Soap Stone” Granite Vitoria International (843) 760-2470 | vitoriainternational.com 9. Ultra VitaCraft Cookware The All American Kitchen & Outdoor Company (843) 203-6048 | theallamericancompany.com 10. “Prism” 4x4 Tile Buckhannon Brothers Tile (843) 881-8911 | buckhannonbrothers.com 11. KitchenAid French Door Refrigerator Plugs Appliance Center (843) 531-5147 | plugsappliance.com


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1. Wooden Tiered Fruit Basket Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 | stevenshellliving.com 2. Brass Whale Hot Plate Charleston Revisions (843) 410-1651 | charlestonrevisions.com 3. Silver Turtle Bottle Opener Domain Interior & Design (843) 388-0328 | domainmtp.com 4. Clear Glass Oyster Countertop GlassECO by Fisher Recycling (843) 554-6099 | fisherrecycling.com 5. Pineapple Serving Tray Main Street Antiques (843) 879-9529 6. Re-Claimed Barnwood Flooring Charleston One Source (843) 278-1751 charlestonplankfloors.com 7. Stone Forest Bar Sink Port City Supply (843) 554-0450 | portcitysupply.com 8. Silver Grapes Pitcher Palmetto Moon Antiques 843) 856-1881 | pmoonantiques.com 9. Silver Seashell Napkin Rings | Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 | coralberrycottage.com 10. Butterfly Silverware Chest DeGuise Interiors (843) 971-1491 | deguiseinteriors.com 11. “Piggy” Bamboo Cutting Board Charleston Revisions (843) 410-1651 | charlestonrevisions.com


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Ted and Emily chose built-in bookcases for an easy transition from the foyer to the open main room. The tongue-and-groove wall boards were inspired by Andrew Gould, interior designer. (below) Painted timber accents along the porch draw attention to the home’s reimagined exterior.


he first thing that grabs your eye when you drive up to Ted and Emily Cook’s spectacularly transformed 1950s ranch isn’t actually the house, because, well, most people don’t expect to see what looks like tenfeet-tall cattails waving at them from the road. The plants are really Arundo Donax (giant reeds), which have only been growing for about a year. Already, these lofty perennials have spread the length of the driveway and created a natural wall of privacy that will condense even more as the years progress. Through the front door is a wonderful foyer, simple and welcoming in taste and decoration. To the left is the newly opened main room. Everything from the


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solitary fireplace to the solid block of the kitchen’s island countertop and the pine timbers astonishes and delights visitors. It is clear that Ted and Emily have a very special and specific style. “It’s kind of a mix of modern and old. That’s what we like,” says Ted. Evidence of that truth is scattered throughout the

house. All of floors are red oak and original to the structure, so Ted treated them with ferrous sulfate to tweak the color, giving each board a rich weathered-gray tint that supplements the warm tones of the walls and the dark built-in bookshelves that line the living room's entrance.

(above left) Soft neutrals and exposed brick rule in the master bath that was once an office space. (above right) An open shower brings a modern touch to the traditional tones of the bathroom. (below) Ted’s favorite room­—the dining room—offers a view of the whole main area and the stunning cedar timbers that provided an alternative to hallway walls.

More impressive still are all the customized details, like the custom beaded tongue-andgroove wall boards cut flush with the nine-foot ceilings, the floor, and all of the door frames. Emily laughs and says, “Most people don’t even notice it at first.” Notice

what? Oh, there isn’t a hint of crown moulding or baseboards throughout the whole house. Even the cabinets, with their smooth façade, are custom fit to reach the ceiling. Cutting everything to be so exact is both difficult and time consuming. Ted and Emily had

some help along the way, though. “When we put the kitchen where it is now, the whole room was lined with cypress wall boards. We had to take all the panels out to put in the cabinets, but since the builder had originally installed everything flush with the floor and ceiling,

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[ (top) Exposed brick and original, gray-stained floors combine perfectly with the straight lines and edges of the walls and timbers. (middle left) Traditionally outdoor lighting was brought inside for an added rustic touch. (middle right) Every plumbing fixture was replaced and updated. (bottom) Emily’s favorite room is lined with cypress tongue-and-groove wall boards and a painted floor for quick clean ups to maximum family time.

we put it back the same way. It made the whole job a lot easier—like it was meant to be,” remembers Ted. So many straight lines and ninety-degree angles might lead one to believe the house was brand new and the occupants were very modern in their style choices, but this is not so. With the exposed brick of the fireplace and wood accents (painted and stained), the Cooks' home boasts a rustic, relaxing ambiance. When asked which room is his favorite, Ted jokes, “The garage. Honestly, though, we just wanted everything to be comfortable. Because I grew up in a house that was pretty formal, I think the dining room is my true favorite. It goes well with the rest of the main room, but it’s really casual and inviting.” Emily answers after giving much thought to her most-loved space, “Definitely the playroom.” The couple painted the large room’s cement floor to complement the lighter, cypress-paneled walls. She adds, “It’s where the kids spend most of their time, so it’s where my heart goes.” Even though the house was built nearly sixty years ago, the quality of its craftsmanship is obvious. The Cooks didn’t have to add any square footage, raise the ceilings, or add windows. “The original builder was also an architect, and he had a really great vision when he designed the house. With the high ceilings and big windows, he was a little ahead of his time,” Emily says with admiration. “When we toured the house, it already had three offers on it on the first day, but we knew we needed to make it ours.” Clearly, Ted and Emily Cook have great vision as well. ✳


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Backyard Makeover Revealed For the past three Augusts, Charleston Home + Design magazine has given away a backyard makeover to one very lucky Lowcountry local at the Custom Home + Remodel show at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium. This year, Paul and Chris Hitopoulos, Colonial Lake-front homeowners, were our winners. Now, they come home everyday to a relaxing backyard oasis designed by Patty Craven and Nick Popovich of DIG Landscape.

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ShopTalk 2014 Organizing Makeover Revealed This past April at the Charleston Home + Design Show on Daniel Island, Rosie Steiby won the Home Organizing Makeover, which included a new wall bed from HWC Custom Cabinetry, a closet makeover by the team at 1st Class Painting and Restoration, and 20 hours of organizing service from Jennifer Truesdale of STR8N UP. The project integrated a complete makeover of the master bedroom’s closet, which created ample functional storage space and made everything easily accessible.

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Architect Conference Draws International Audience This year, the national CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) Symposium was hosted at Charleston’s Hibernian Hall, giving our lovely historic city a chance to show off its impressive architecture to hundreds of individuals from all over the world. All who were in attendance have made careers of creating works of art that people use on a daily basis, whether commercial or residential. CH+D had the opportunity to meet several architects on the red carpet who graciously shared their opinions and aspirations. Though some enjoyed designing more modern structures, they were all excessively impressed with the stories so many of our historic buildings have to tell. For more information, visit crancharleston.org.

Buck Lumber’s Design Center Redesigned The owners of Buck Lumber have made some major changes to their Design Center. In addition to a completely updated display room, they have added seating and conference areas for a more comforting, inviting feel when you first walk in the door. The conference areas are open for customers to consult with designers and architects; they’re becoming a new top choice for continuing education opportunities for local professionals. As an added perk, the folks at Buck Lumber have also given their website a facelift by making it more interactive. Now, customers can preview Buck Lumber’s products online and even schedule a visit to the design center for a consultation. For more information, call Buck Lumber at (843) 795-0150, or visit bucklumber.com.


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Rick’s Lighting Celebrates 30 years Rick’s Lighting is excited to celebrate 30 years of business in the Lowcountry and even more thrilled to have extended its repertoire to include home décor and rugs. “We’re not just lights anymore,” owner Rick Mappus says. “We’re about the whole home.” Expanding into the décor market includes the addition of the new Designer Lighting Warehouse located conveniently behind Rick’s Lighting. Because Rick’s Lighting specializes in overstock, surplus, and discontinued products and because it maintains a warehouse setting instead of a showroom, the discounts are passed down to the customer in order to encourage everyone to buy local, rather than in the mass market. Rick’s Lighting takes its role in the Lowcountry economy seriously. For more information, call Rick’s Lighting at (843) 763-2282 or visit rickslighting.com.

Smart Vent’s Flood Loss Prevention Team Helps from Home Alluring marsh views and panoramic beach scenery are easily accessible in a city situated amongst rivers, the vast ocean, and expansive wetlands; it’s no surprise that homeowners seek to build houses that take advantage of such vistas. Because so many homes in Charleston are considered to be at or below sea level, Smart Vent has developed an interactive website to help current and potential homeowners learn more about determining flood zones in Charleston, preventing flood damage, and saving on necessary flood insurance. YourFloodRisk.com simplifies the process with a three-step method for locating regularly flooded areas, understanding insurance evaluations, and finding solutions best suited for a variety of situations. For more information, call Smart Vent at (877) 441-8368 or visit YourFloodRisk.com and SmartVent.com.

Innovative Theater and Sound Merges with Audio Tech Services Audio Tech Services has expanded to include Innovative Theater and Sound’s clients and products, creating a business with a new name­­—AV Lifestyles. In an effort to provide a wider range of options and to streamline customer service, AV Lifestyles owners David Smith and Trevor Von Etten have joined their team of experts. “It’s important to all of us at AV Lifestyles that our clients get the most complete solutions to their home technology needs, as well as the widest selection of merchandise,” explains David, “So this merge is a great opportunity to do just that.” For more information, call AV Lifestyles at (843) 277-0059 or visit myavlife.com.


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Carolina Lanterns and Lighting Introduces New Product Line

High-traffic areas of the home may always be difficult to keep clutter-free, but kitchens in particular are notorious for their messes. You hurry in the back door, drop those heavy groceries, leave your phone somewhere (maybe in a drawer), peel sticky apples for pie, bake a loaf of bread (that’s why there’s flour everywhere), or just spill a drink. Under-cabinet lighting systems are a brilliant first step to removing electrical items from the counter and streamlining the processes of, well, everything that happens in the kitchen. For this reason, Carolina Lanters and Lighting has introduced a new product line from Legrande. Legrande’s offerings include under-cabinet lighting, power plugs, USB ports, and even a selection of stylish switchplates all designed to keep your kitchen safe, clean, and clutter-free. For more information, call Carolina Lanterns and Lighting at (843) 881-4170 or visit carolinalanterns.com.

Local Custom Builders and Contractors Honored at the Charleston HBA Chapter’s PRISM Awards For the past 26 years, the Charleston Home Builders Association (HBA) has been recognizing the great work of area builders at the PRISM Awards. This year, local home-building professionals, eagerly awaiting to see if their project won one of the coveted glass trophies, filled every seat at the American Theater in downtown Charleston. In addition to many national companies, the HBA rewarded the talent of several local builders. Best Remodeling Project ($150,000 to $200,000): Priester’s Custom Contracting Best Single-Family Home ($1,200,000 to $1,300,000): Structures Building Company Excellence in Customer Service Award: Structures Building Company Best Community Pool and Outdoor Living Space: Aqua Blue Pools Best Single-Family Residential Pool and Outdoor Living Space: Aqua Blue Pools Best Direct-Mail Piece: Nautilus Company


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Out of Your Home Into Your City Accent on Wine: A Win for Summerville By: Megan J. Busch It’s a rare occasion that I stroll Summerville’s historic Main Street, but for this outing, native Sherry Crawford (our Director of Advertising) convinced me (as well as the rest of CH+D’s production team) that one particular little wine spot—Accent on Wine—was well worth the drive from the peninsula. And, well, she was right. I’ve been to my fair share of wine shops, but none ever seemed to have the sense of familiarity that our group experienced at Accent on Wine. The owner, Stephane, greeted us cheerfully and taught us about the different beer and wine options, imparting his vast knowledge gleaned from his formative years in Brittany, France. This lesson wasn’t part of any special treatment; while we were chatting at the bar, I witnessed him spend a good bit of time helping a shopping couple choose the perfect bottle from the ceiling-high shelves. His team of bow-tied aficionados was equally as conversant and helpful to guests coming in and out. Stephane’s motive for opening the thriving shop? Sharing his passion for the grape. He described, “Good wine doesn’t have to be expensive. Find someone who thinks they cannot afford good wine and bring them to me. I can show them differently; there is a wine for everyone.” While Accent on Wine does carry a multitude of highend options, I was pleased to find an entire section of vino priced below the ten-dollar mark, making a bottle for an average weeknight dinner a viable option. Because we stopped in during lunchtime, the kitchen was cooking up a selection of signature Small Bites, which are open-faced sandwiches in a variety of flavors that can be mixed and matched. We paired the small bites with a charcuterie board filled with cured meat, pâté, and several cheeses, and we topped off the meal with a dark-chocolateand-caramel-sea-salt bar prepared by pastry chef Claire Chapman of Peninsula Grill. I’m fairly sure that I could have consumed my weight in that sweet treat. We left full and happy, and I believe I just may be riding I-26 to Summerville a little more often. For more information, call (843) 832-1212 or visit accentwine.com.


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Crawlspace Solutions........................................... 175

MVP Granite & Flooring........................................213

Advanced Kitchens Designs of Charleston.......... 97

Creature Catchers................................................. 217

MW Hunter Custom Interiors................................93

Advanced Window Fashions................................ 42

Crystal Clear Pools & Spas...................................157

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AGM Imports........................................................ 47

Danco Modern Furniture.......................................33

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Aiden Fabrics........................................................ 183

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NextGen Technologies...........................................161

Alaglas Pools of Charleston................................. 36

DIG Landscape......................................................5

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Dynamic Design Build...........................................207

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Palmetto Moon Antiques..................................... 135

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Aqua Blue Pools................................................... 75

Express Sunrooms................................................233

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Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery..........141

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Arthur Rutenberg Homes..................................... 4

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Palmetto Wood Floors........................................231

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Atlantic Roofing Distributors................................81

Gochnauer Construction........................................199

Plantation Shutter Company, The....................... 218

Atlantic Stone ......................................................11

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Plugs Appliance Center........................................ 237

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Schneider Tree Service......................................... 81

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Just Hardscape & Design......................................31

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Sherwin-Williams................................................. 223

Carolina Custom Security & Sound..................... 209

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Carolina Flooring Specialists................................ 159

KMD Interiors........................................................69

Smith’s Heating & Air Conditioning..................... 199

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Special Additions.................................................. 145

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Liberty Cedar.........................................................243

SPS Custom Stone............................................... 215

Carson Homes...................................................... 17

Louver Shop, The..................................................201

Stacks Nursery..................................................... 181

Century Glass....................................................... 79

Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa...........................49

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Charleston Cabinets............................................. 73

Lowcountry Generators.........................................129

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Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel................ 76

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Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes....................29

Sullivan Custom Cabinets.................................... 195

Charleston Landscape.......................................... 153

Lowcountry Tile Contractors.................................197

Sunview General Contracting............................... 237

Charleston Lighting and Interiors........................ 22

M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place).............191

Swift Appliance.................................................... 147

Charleston One Source........................................ 149

Mahshie Custom Homes.......................................9

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Terrace Oaks Antique Mall................................... 38

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Max Crosby Construction......................................6

Thomas M. Evans Custom Building & Renovations.23

Circa Lighting....................................................... 93

McKay Insurance...................................................167

Three River Homes.............................................. 197

Classic Kitchens of Charleston............................ 52

Melcer Tile.............................................................7

Timberlane Shutters............................................ 111

Classic Remodeling & Construction..................... 141

Mever’s Kitchen & Bath........................................189

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Clear Blue Pools................................................... 133


Universal Marble and Granite.............................. 131

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Coastal Design Builders....................................... 46

Morris Architecture & Construction......................15

Vitoria International............................................. 37

Coastal Elevators & Lifts..................................... 145


Zimmerman Interiors........................................... 155

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