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Features 54 GOING NATIVE

Crediting his local upbringing for his success, Charleston native Henry Hay III works hard to develop innovative and affordable windows, doors, and more at The Muhler Company.

60 ARCHITECTS’ GALLERY OF CUSTOM HOMES

From elegant to chic, shabby is not a part of these architects’ vocabulary. Take a tour of the most luxurious custom homes from Charleston’s premier architecture firms.

112 HAUNTED PROPERTIES

Take a walk on the other side as local paranormal experts relive their investigations of the most haunted locales of the Lowcountry.

118 100 HOT REMODELING TIPS

Time for a change? Turn your tired abode into a glamorous retreat with advice from the vendors of the 2009 Custom Home + Remodel Show. Architects' Gallery, p. 60

124 CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN IDEA HOUSE REVEAL

After a year of seemingly endless product selection and construction, the 2009 Idea House chronicles are finally coming to a close. If you missed our open house weekend, you’re still in luck as we guide you room by room through the completed home nestled into the quaint development of Lowndes Pointe.

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Fall 2009 Departments

In Every Issue 20 • Publisher’s Letter 34 • Meet & Greet 36 • GreenHouse 42 • Home-Work 44 • Architects & Archetypes 52 • He Said/She Said 183 • Ad Directory 184 • Reader Info Center 186 • Loose Ends

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HOME + DESIGN NEWS 23 Shop Talk Find out what’s happening in Charleston's home + design industry.

Right Now Take note! We offer suggestions on things to do, see, read, and listen to in the Lowcountry.

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Let Mother Nature be your guide as you spice up your home’s décor with the rich colors and textures of the fall season.

PROJECT FILES Builder & Interior Designers’ Notebook: Charmingly Charleston If he can build it, she can decorate it. Husband and wife builder and interior design team Frank and Tracy Moses achieve design harmony in an Olde Park home.

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always love the fall issue of Charleston Home + Design in which we focus our attention on great residential design. In this issue, you’ll be treated to page after page of beautiful Lowcountry homes, all of which were designed by architects. This is our fourth year of presenting you with our Architects’ Gallery of Custom Homes, a stunning 40 page photographic feature that showcases a dozen local architect firms and some of their best work (page 60). These same architects displayed their complete portfolios to the public in a special photographic exhibit at the Custom Home + Remodel Show, August 28-30 at Gaillard Auditorium. At the exhibit, the public gained inspiration for their own projects by viewing thousands of beautiful photographs on display. They were able to speak one-on-one with the architects themselves and ask them questions about their own projects. And, hopefully, the homeowners walked away with the message we promoted at the show and here in Charleston Home + Design Magazine…that great design doesn’t happen by accident; it is achieved when a homeowner works with a design professional. So much is at stake when you decide to build a new home or undertake a renovation that it’s rather surprising to see homeowners who cut the architect out of the process—usually in an attempt to cut corners and save money. But in the end, it can be a very expensive mistake because it’s always a possibility to finish a project and not be completely happy with the outcome, all after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. We also want you to find inspiration to make your home better by presenting Charleston Home + Design Magazine’s 2009 Idea House in another huge pictorial feature starting on page 124. This was our first-ever Idea House and we’re very proud to be joining the ranks of prestigious magazines such as Southern Living, Coastal Living, and many others who have built idea houses for the benefit of their readers. As you might expect, our Idea House was designed by an architect, Shelley Clark-Glidewell of Clark-Glidewell/Architect, and we think it shows. The money we spent early on to hire her ensured the final product would be spectacular—and it is. But credit must also be shared with the small team of other building and design professionals who all contributed in their own right. Shawn Masten of Charles Towne Builders followed Shelley’s plans to the letter; when a question arose, Shawn and Shelley

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communicated to solve the problem together. Shawn was a rock throughout construction, always calm and never wavering despite the many crises that inevitably occur while building a custom home. We were also blessed with the assistance of a bevy of design professionals including Marian Chatfield of Chatfield Interiors (first floor of Idea House), April Lipps of AKL Professional Interiors (second and third floors of Idea House), Duval Acker of Kitchens By Design (kitchen design), and Landscape Designer Andrew Smith of Landsmith Landscape Design. Ultimately we could not have built the Charleston Home + Design Magazine Idea House without the 100+ local companies you see advertising within these pages who we bought the many products and services from. These same companies can help you create your own dream home, so we hope you’ll call them. You’ll be happy you did…we certainly are!

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Lowcountry residents flocked to the base of the Ravenel Bridge on July 3, 2009, for the grand opening of the new Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park. Comprised of a military memorial, 1,200 foot fishing pier, and state-of-the-art playground, the park provides a family-friendly atmosphere for locals and visitors alike to kick back and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Charleston harbor.

Local sod guru Ben Sumrell of Sodbusters provided Celebration Bermuda sod for the entire Waterfront Park. A recently developed hybrid Bermuda, Celebration has a deep-root system and some semi-shade tolerance, making it drought-resistant and excellent for high-traffic areas. For more information, call Sodbusters at (843) 856-0202 or visit sodbustersinc.com. CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009 • 23


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shop talk Palmetto Tile Distributors opens new North Charleston location NORTH CHARLESTON—A South Carolina company for over 25 years, Palmetto Tile Distributors has enjoyed great success with locations on Johns Island and in Columbia. So much so, the family owned and operated third generation tile business decided to expand with a brand new North Charleston location. “We are a comprehensive ceramic, tile, and glass showroom,” states Showroom Manager Jason Goldberg, “that offers personal service and fabulous selections at competitive pricing.” Located at 4639 Rivers Avenue, the new showroom is filled with custom high-end material, natural stone, porcelains, hand-made tile, accent pieces, and glass. Palmetto Tile Distributors also imports natural stone and ceramic tile from around the world. Showroom hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. For more information, call (843) 266-8700 or visit palmettotile.com.

East Cooper Lock & Safe moves in with sister company MT. PLEASANT—Having held residence on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard for the past 17 years, East Cooper Lock & Safe has moved in with sister company East Cooper Decorative Hardware at 1220 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite W. The move marks a long-awaited transition into a “one-stop shop” for the two companies, says Showroom Manager Pauline Ralph. Continues Pauline, “We have very knowleadgeable locksmiths on hand. Previously, if something couldn't be fixed at East Cooper Lock & Safe, customers had to come all the way here to get a replacement. Now it’s all in the same location for much more convenience.” Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5pm, the showroom offers safes and installation, car key programming, commercial and residential cabinet and door hardware, and more. For more information, call (843) 881-5065 or visit eclocksafe.com.

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Design Consultant Leah Miller and Showroom Manager Jason Goldberg of Palmetto Tile Distributors amongst the many tile displays in the spacious new showroom

Auction held for recycled container home donated to ReStore JOHNS ISLAND—The Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepted sealed bids through August 31, 2009, for a state-of-the-art home made from recycled shipping containers. The two bedroom, two bathroom container home, which the ReStore received via donation, features many green aspects, including central vacuum, grey water recycling system, tankless water heaters, high efficiency air conditioning, and sustainable bamboo flooring. Other highlights include Italian tile in the bathrooms and maple butcherblock countertops. The home is also super-insulated, built to MiamiDade Hurricane standards—the most stringent building codes in the US. For more information, visit the ReStore at 3304 Maybank Highway or call (843) 559-4009. Advancement & Communications Manager Christa Lewis, Executive Director Andrew Beck, and ReStore Manager Melody Bailey at the site of the container home


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Alicia Kinard of Artistic Design & Construction utilizing 3-D visualization computer software

Cutting-edge software gives local builder an edge WEST ASHLEY—After working with many long distance clients, President of Artistic Design & Construction Alicia Kinard recognized the need for a system that allowed for easier communication. A Certified Master Builder and Women’s Council Member with the National Association of Homebuilders, Alicia invested in cutting-edge computer software that allows clients to remotely access 3-D visualizations to track their home’s progress. “It’s so immediate,” exclaims Alicia. “With typical sit-downs, it takes quite a bit of time to make changes and see the results of those changes. With the new software, the client gets instant gratification.” As the program gives the homeowner more accurate visualization of their home plans, the program also prevents costly mistakes early in the process. For more information, call (843) 573-2444 or visit artisticdesignandconstruction.com.

WEST ASHLEY—Solar Reflection, one of the oldest window film companies in the southeast and one of the two oldest in South Carolina, is proud to offer customers certified window films that qualify for a substantial tax credit of 30 percent, up to $1500. According to company President Steve Cramer, “Many window film companies have not been able to supply the required documentation to justify that their film will be more efficient; only window films with the highest heat and solar rejection are approved.” Solar Reflection carries both Bekaert and Hüper Optik, two of the largest window film companies, both of which were amongst the first companies in the country to qualify. As an added incentive, energy savings of around $75 per month are not uncommon with qualified films, all the best of which are guaranteed for life. For more information, call (843) 769-6087. President Steve Cramer of Solar Reflection in front of their West Ashley showroom, which features energy-efficient film on their windows

Southern Kitchens moves to King Street DOWNTOWN—Southern Kitchens of Charleston, which started as a local, custom-only woodworking and cabinet shop in the late 1980s on the Charleston peninsula, has moved to 493 King Street from their previous location at East Bay Street. Located in the “Design Corridor,” Southern Kitchens’ new showroom features an impressive glass store-front over 50-feet in length. The space features kitchens, a bar, home offices, and many cabinet vignettes along with door, stone, and hardware samples. Also on display are operating home entertainment and technology features, such as built-in flat-screen televisions and audio systems, smart wiring and lighting, and home electronic control systems. The comprehensive showroom also boasts a complete in-house cabinet/mill shop with stateof-the-art woodworking and finishing machinery and an in-house stone shop. For more information, call (843) 577-7713 or visit skchas.com. 26 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

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shop talk Local wood flooring magnate now offering affordable custom homes CHARLESTON—Seeing the lack of affordable quality housing in the Charleston area, John Denzinna opted to create a company focusing on providing Lowcountry denizens with housing under $200k. Known locally as president of Palmetto Hardwood Floors, John returns to his roots with Coastal Cottages of SC, as he started his career in Charleston as a builder. Says John, “I enjoy doing this; I’m trying to give people a really good value for their money. When you buy a house from me, it’s finished!” The houses, which range from 1,500 to 1,800 square feet, boast superior standard features, such as maple floors, garden tubs, gas fireplaces, and tankless water heaters. In addition, the homes are energy efficient with upgraded insulation, super-tight structures, and hardi-plank fiber cement siding. For more information, call (843) 296-9427 or visit coastalcottagesofsc.com. Founder John Denzinna of Coastal Cottages of SC stands in front of a recently sold model

Windward Shutters moves to trendy Park Circle district NORTH CHARLESTON—Windward Shutters, founded in 1996 by College of Charleston graduate Tim Smith, has taken up residence in North Charleston’s trendy Park Circle area. Located at 4827 Virginia Avenue, their new showroom offers hands-on displays installed on the exterior of the building, allowing homeowners, builders, and architects to see and operate the products on actual windows. The company specializes in the sales and installation of proven hurricane protection, and now offers functional decorative shutters. “We have and have always had the most experienced sales, service, and installation staff, and the largest selection in the state,” says Tim, who is also a certified SC SafeHome inspector and contractor. Tim lives locally with wife Kristen, 5 year old son Garrett Blue, and 1 year old daughter Carson. For more information, call (843) 881-6262 or visit windwardshutters.com. Owner Tim Smith of Windward Shutters at their new Park Circle showroom

Company changes name to reflect product line additions WEST ASHLEY­—One of Charleston's favorite shopping spots for fabric has changed their name and expanded their product line to include new designer fabrics, towels, bedding, pre-made draperies, the latest styles of bathroom vanities, and custom furniture. The company's new name—Not Just Fabrics— reflects their growing roster of products and services. Formerly known as Rogers Brothers Fabrics, the employee owned and operated company will continue to offer the extensive, high-quality fabric selection patrons are accustomed to, with the same friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand. Customers are encouraged to visit the company's new website, notjustfabrics.com, before visiting the store to take advantage of online coupons currently offered. For more information, visit Not Just Fabrics at 1610 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley, or call (843) 852-0835. 28 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

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shop talk Decorative concrete company opens new showroom SUMMERVILLE—In 1994, Doug Brignac decided to utilize his growing knowledge of concrete for residential and commercial applications by creating a company specializing in general concrete construction of foundations and flatwork. In early 2009, Palmetto Concrete & Coating Services—Doug’s company—opened a new showroom located at 105 Slate Stone Drive in Summerville. Displaying a number of concrete displays of countertops, tiles, overlays, and hand-carved stone, the new space allows the burgeoning company to showcase a variety of decorative concrete applications through custom vignettes, one of which showcases a concrete countertop embedded with fiber optic lighting. Visitors to the showroom will benefit from over 40 combined years of knowledge offered by Doug, Construction Expert Nathan Foreman, and Showroom Manager/Design Consultant Erika Winklebeck. For more information, call (843) 296-2953 or visit palccs.com.

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UNITS Mobile Storage continues to grow JOHNS ISLAND—Specializing in mobile storage, warehouse storage, and curb-to-curb moving service, UNITS Mobile Storage has expanded their Charleston-based business nationwide over the past four years; states John Steeves, COO of Units Franchise Group, “Charleston is our nationwide flagship operation, and we strive for excellence on every level.” A value added product, the UNITS Mobile Storage service helps facilitate projects such as renovations, short- and long-term storage, remodeling, and moving. Containers from UNITS are delivered to your door and will stay for as long as necessary, eliminating the need to haul your belongings to and from a storage facility. Once you are ready to move your belongings, UNITS will transport your containers to any US location you specify. For more information, call (843) 571-2377 or visit unitsstorage.com. (left to right) Owner Doug Brignac, Showroom Manager/Design Consultant Erika Winklebeck, and Construction Expert Nathan Foreman of Palmetto Concrete & Coating Services showcasing a custom concrete countertop vignette

New name and look for well-known window covering company WEST ASHLEY—A respected window covering company in the Charleston area, Prentiss-Murray Draperies has a new name and fresh new look. Says owner Rob Murray, “We wanted to create more of a design studio…a space designers, builders, and homeowners alike will find welcoming.” To achieve that effect, Rob changed the name of the company to Murray Window Coverings and renovated the existing showroom to “change the dynamic of the space.” The company offers blinds, shades, shutters, draperies, and fabrics, and has added several upscale product lines to their roster, such as Scalamandre and Cowtan & Tout. Rob also attended classes to become the area’s only authorized MechoShade dealer. The showroom, located at 1091 Ashley River Road, is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm, and by appointment on Saturdays. For more information, call (843) 769-4506 or visit murraywindowcoverings.com. 30 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

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City Film Productions, a studio specializing in documentaries on America’s 13 original colonies, has chosen Charleston for its next documentary film, “Charleston – The Soul of a City.”

did you know? Kitchens By Design, a Mt. Pleasant company well-known for their design services, also offers top quality cabinetry, countertops, and professional installation. In addition, the dynamic company can provide custom furniture and lighting designs. For more information, call (843) 849-6890 or visit kitchensbydesign-sc.com.


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Custom Home + Remodel Show August 28-30, 2009 Gaillard Auditorium, Downtown For more information, call (843) 577-7652.

Boone Hall BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival September 6, 2009 Boone Hall Plantation, Mt. Pleasant For more information, call (843) 884-4371 ext. 221.

Folly Beach Moonlight Mixers “Shaggin’ on the Pier” September 4 & 25, 2009 Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, Folly Beach For more information, call (843) 795-4386.

Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens

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These events were each selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event!

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Moja Festival September 24-October 4, 2009 For more information, call (843) 724-7305.

French Quarter Art Walk October 2, 2009 Downtown For more information, call (843) 577-7100.

Coastal Carolina Fair October 29-November 7, 2009 Ladson Fairgrounds For more information, call (843) 572-3161.

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meet & greet

David Smith and Kenny Ahern of Audio-Tech Systems sit in a custom home theater they designed and created for a house on Isle of Palms. Highlights of the home theater include: Control 4 system integration, sound-proofing, and even lights that automatically dim when the user presses play on the remote control.

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hen longtime friends David Smith and Kenny Ahern initially met, the two technology aficionados bonded over their mutual pastime as DJs for local clubs. As fate would have it, they also shared backgrounds in commercial lighting and sound. With the progression of their friendship, the men decided to take an entrepreneurial step in the direction of their dreams by forming AudioTech Systems (ATS). A home audio-video design, installation, and service company, ATS utilizes David and Kenny’s 30+ years experience in the audio-video industry to give every customer a system tailored to meet their individual budget, lifestyle, and needs. We caught up with the dynamic duo to pick their brains for a bit of audio-video insight. You recently custom-designed an impressive home theater for an Isle of Palms resi34 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

Meet the men responsible for this one-of-a-kind custom home theater.

dence. What elements would you say are crucial to creating the perfect home theater? David: A projector! Kenny: I agree—a projector. Or a good TV. The sources have to be good and integrate the latest technology, such as Blu-ray players. David: Apple TV is great for home theaters as well. The device connects to your TV, allowing you to do all kinds of things like rent HD movies, buy HDTV shows, listen to your iTunes, and display your own photos. What do you consider to be the greatest advancement in home technology in the past decade? K: High definition. That’s what has driven the market for the last 10 years. D: Another significant advancement has been the pricing change in the last decade.

You can now get really high quality stuff for a fraction of the cost you would have paid in the past. What are your favorite things to do in the Lowcountry when you aren’t working? D: I’m on the boat in the water somewhere. K: We’re both water people. He’s more of an inshore guy and I’m more offshore. D: That’s right…I like to just pull up to a dock and fix myself a cocktail. K: I also enjoy spending as much time as I can with my wife Stephanie and my kids Tyler and Kaci Jane, although my wife sometimes jokes that I’m more married to Dave than her! For more information on audio-video systems, call Audio-Tech Systems at (843) 277-0059 or visit ats-sc.com.


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indow coverings are generally viewed as a way to enhance the beauty of a home or create privacy by deterring the wandering eye, yet the application of a window shade can actually improve energy efficiency by adding insulation to the window and protect against UV damage by diffusing harsh sunlight. Duette Architella® honeycomb shades by Hunter Douglas offer increased energy

conservation with a patented honeycombwithin-a-honeycomb design, which forms three air pockets to control heat flow at the window to decrease heating and cooling costs. Opaque fabrics with a metallic mylar inner cell will increase the overall level of insulation as well. "To maximize the energy efficiency of the shade, the product should be mounted and fully recessed within the window casement to prevent air from gath-

ering between the shade and the glass," says Owner Larry McCrae of Advanced Window Fashions. Most Hunter Douglas window fashions are also GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® to reduce the spread of allergens throughout the home. For more information about Hunter Douglas products, call Advanced Window Fashions at (843) 881-8858 or visit 843beautifulwindows.com.

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ave you ever read the ingredients on the household cleaners under your sink? Sisters-in-law Heather and Dorsey Fairbairn did and were stunned by the ingredients used in popular household cleaners. Chemicals such as sodium hydroxide, phenol, ammonia and formaldehyde were in the products they used to clean their kitchen counters, bathtubs, and floors. As Moms, they were horrified to learn that some of these chemicals have been linked to serious health disorders, including cancer, respiratory problems, reproductive abnormalities, allergic reactions, and behavioral issues. The two want-

ed to find a way to educate homeowners about the potential hazards of using traditional cleaning products, so they founded MaidPure, an organic cleaning company based in Mt. Pleasant. Through the use of eco-friendly and cost-effective products, they strive to prevent illness, prolong life, and protect the environment, one home at a time. They want children and pets to have a naturally-cleaned, safe environment in which to play. For more information about organic cleaning services provided by MaidPure, call (843) 2848272 or visit maidpure.com.


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Incorporating the bold colors and textures of fall into your home creates a space bound to be inviting yearround. According to Melissa Hunter, owner of MW Hunter Custom Interiors, the key is adding pops of coastal colors and plenty of Lowcountry-style accents.

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Everyone loves that familiar descent into the fall season…the night air grows crisp, the leaves glow bright red and orange on the trees, and Charlestonians stroll the streets downtown in chunky boucle scarves and weathered leather boots. As fall reigns the favorite season amongst CH+D staffers, we felt inspired to take a cue from Mother Nature’s autumnal originality by bringing you products rich in the colors and textures of the season.

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ith a definitive eye for detail and superior craftsmanship, Shane White of Coastal Cabinet Company fabricates both custom and semi-custom cabinetry throughout the Lowcountry. In his own home, Shane and wife Crystal incorporated the character and charm reminiscent of a romantic Tuscan villa with the distinct style of the cabinetry and built-in units found throughout the space.

In the kitchen, Shane used raised panel cabinets with applied moulding and distressed finish, which are complemented by the rich rust color of the custom range hood and island. The integrated appliances maintain the continuity of the perimeter cabinets, and the bean drawers add accents of color throughout. Bamboo columns and decorative valances are unique features that mimic the appearance of free-standing furniture.

Coastal Cabinet Company's Owner Shane White at home in Daniel Island

This two-sided wine bar serves as a pass through area nestled just off the kitchen, making it easily accessible when entertaining guests. Intricate details such as the applied bead molding and Flemish glass panels lend an air of Old World elegance to the space. Shane chose a black walnut countertop to add warmth and texture, and wine glass silhouettes offer a fitting final touch for decorative hardware.

A sophisticated lounge provides extra seating—as well as additional storage for their childrens' toys—where guests can congregate away from the main kitchen area on the cozy window seats flanking the wet bar and hutch. The application of Flemish glass and a wood countertop are repeated in this space along with painted maple cabinets and glaze finish, while the use of inset cabinet doors incorporates a contrasting design style.

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get to know... Trevor McNeil Draper

Principal Architect & Owner of TMD Architects A proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Trevor McNeil Draper (AIA, NCARB, LEED) completed a five-year professional degree within the university’s School of Architecture. His training included a year of comprehensive study in Italy and extensive travel throughout Europe. Trevor’s architectural career initially took him to Bethesda, MD, where he specialized in high-end construction and renovation projects throughout the metro Washington, DC area.  Less than a year after being married at St. Johannes Lutheran Church in downtown Charleston, Trevor and his wife, Megan Theiling Draper, found their way back to the Holy City.  Upon their return, they established TMD Architects to combine Trevor’s experience, knowledge, and passion for architecture with a client focused design process.

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In Trevor’s words… Favorite example of architecture in Charleston: One of my favorite places to visit in Charleston is Drayton Hall (see page 112), where the preservation of history and architecture is exemplified. The only original plantation house on the west bank of the Ashley

River, the main house is a great example of several European influences melded together in the beginnings of a truly American style of architecture. Greatest professional inspiration: The works of Filippo Brunelleschi, an Italian architect in the 15th century, reveal that he possessed inventiveness as both an engineer and as an architect. Through his works he was able to fulfill the ‘Master Builder’ role that an architect was required to be. His professional dedication and perseverance, along with the beauty and endurance of his works, are an inspiration. Best advice you’ve ever been given: The best advice I’ve been given is to ‘listen to your clients.’ Even beyond social mannerisms and being polite, listening is an essential component of providing the best possible service. I believe that the client is best served when the architect wants to work with them to create a beautiful and unique solution.

To speak with Trevor, call (843) 754-1400 or visit tmdarchitects.com.

Architects, send us your news! Drop Editor Julie Sprankles a line at jsprankles@ newhomecharleston.com with details of newsworthy events at your firm.

A&A Bulletin Board • Charlotte-based architecture firm WGM Design Inc. has opened a branch at 1127 Queensborough Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant with hopes of boosting its Lowcountry work portfolio.

• Fort Dorchester Elementary School's design works so well for faculty and students that Dorchester District 2 leaders will use a slightly modified version of the original LS3P & Associates design for a new school in the Oakbrook area.

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• In an effort to make his high-end brand of architecture more accessible to people of all income levels, Architect Steve Herlong, with the help of his team of designers at Herlong & Associates, has launched a sister company that will sell house plans. The new company, Flatfish Island Designs, currently offers 18 home designs in a wide range of styles and sizes—all of which cater to waterfront and coastal homes, Herlong’s area of expertise. Customers can review the plans at flatfishislanddesigns.com and then contact the company to place an order.


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project files Builder & Interior Designers' Notebook : 48 - 50

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Husband and wife builder and interior designer team Frank and Tracy Moses come together with their partners Fred Biearman and Tammy Trenholm to create a modern home with traditional style.

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project files

(left) A custom range hood flanked by integrated appliances creates an impressive focal point in this gourmet kitchen. (above) An expansive island with a butcher block countertop provides the perfect place for preparing meals.

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ing good, old-fashioned quality. The astutely crafted custom cabinetry and millwork throughout the home are testaments to this level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Incorporating modern accoutrements into his traditional construction, such as a Rinnai tankless water heater or high SEER level heating and air conditioning unit, Frank provides homeowners with the benefits of both past and present design.

Growing up in the construction industry with his father, Frank prides himself on the continued use of traditional construction methods, from a stick-built frame and cast-iron drops to high-efficiency windows and doors; he strives to discount the phrase “They don’t make things like they used to,” by maintain-

Another unique aspect to Frank’s building repertoire is the involvement of his wife Tracy Moses and her partner Tammy Trenholm, who are the lead designers and owners of Redefining LUXE. Tracy and Tammy work with Frank from concept to completion during the building process to aid in the home’s overall design plan as well as the selection of styles and finishes for products found throughout the home. Once the home is complete, Tracy and Tammy return to prepare the home for sale by professionally staging the interior.

y taking what was initially a blank slate, Frank Moses, president of Coastal Construction & Development, Inc., began the design of this Lowcountry style home with a basic first floor plan from his father, a builder of 25 years, and transformed it into a completely custom masterpiece. Through the help of Architect Ron Denton, the front elevation was redesigned to portray a classic Charleston feel with multiple French doors opening onto an expansive front porch and piazza. This historic notion is translated into the actual building process as well.

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Builder: Frank Moses, President Coastal Construction & Development, Inc. Interior Design: Tracy Moses and Tammy Trenholm, Lead Designers/Owners Redefining LUXE Architect: Ron Denton, RJ Denton Architecture Project: Custom Home Location: Olde Park, Mt. Pleasant, SC Highlights: Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout, heated travertine floors, Emperador Dark marble countertops, steam shower, and towel warming drawer in master bathroom, wood burning masonry fireplace on screen porch, Gallo Ornamental granite countertops in kitchen, Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, solid mahogany wood doors along front of house, Lamarite (synthetic slate) and copper roof CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009 • 49


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A custom archway with decorative millwork and detailing gracefully frames this soaking tub, creating a complementary shape to the adjacent window.

With a combined marketing and design experience of nearly 30 years, Tracy and Tammy integrate consistent design elements based on what they determine the target demographic to be for the home. For example, in this Olde Park home, Tracy and Tammy chose paint from the Sherwin-Williams Colors of Historic Charleston™ collection and dark, rich finishes such as oil-rubbed bronze and black wrought iron to exemplify the Lowcountry aesthetic. “It can’t be a vanilla box,” Tracy explains, “The home needs character and needs to stand out.” Ultimately, Tracy and Tammy want to capture the attention of potential buyers by creating an emotional appeal that will make them feel at home and allow them to envision living there. v For more information on custom home building and renovation, contact Coastal Construction & Development, Inc. at (843) 200-1853 or visit coastalconstruction-sc. com; and for home decorating and staging, contact Redefining LUXE at (843) 6071819 and (843) 514-1454 or visit redefiningluxe.com.

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A double set of mahogany French doors allows the balmy breeze of Charleston to sweep through the dining room.

RESOURCE GUIDE Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery Building Materials: Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. Cabinets: Rick Tuck, Shem Creek Cabinet Shop Closets: Not Just Closets Countertops: AGM Imports (material); Kitchen Encounters (fabrication) Decorative Hardware: Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath Flooring: Horizon Forest Products, Inc. Lighting: Carolina Lanterns/Lowcountry Lighting Center; Rick’s Lighting & Supplies Plumbing Fixtures: Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath Tile: Melcer Tile Wall Covering: Sherwin-Williams Colors of Historic Charleston™


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he said/he said: father/son edition

contemporary vs Traditional A friendly dispute between two generations of craftsmen, Hostetler Custom Cabinetry’s father and son team, Dale and Chris Hostetler, face off on which style of cabinetry they find more appealing.

Chris: Although I share many of my father's ideas, our preferences differ when it comes to cabinetry style. I like the boldness of modern contemporary style, and he prefers the consistency of the classic traditional style. We have worked together for ten years, and we've probably disagreed for about that long.

This solid cherry entertainment center, adorned with a hand-carved Palmetto tree, has a tri-fold pocket door which opens to expose a 60-inch plasma TV.

Chris: The traditional style might feel more artistic in its execution, but the contemporary style allows me to embrace sustainable design. These days, there are so many recycled and alternative material choices that an environmentally responsible design is easy to achieve. If done right, both styles require special skill.

Dale: I think that's the one thing we can agree on—neither style looks good when done poorly, and either style can progress the statement of the home when done perfectly. For more information on custom cabinetry, contact Dale and Chris by calling Hostetler Custom Cabinetry at (843) 795-0946.

Dale: I think my style is at home here. Charleston is a place where one can be immersed in history. The architecture of the houses is a testimony to the time spent and attention to detail. You walk into a Lowcountry home, and you are comforted by the rich stained wood and finely detailed cabinetry. Chris: Sure, that is a nice feeling, but I get more satisfaction out of pushing the envelope with my designs. I like to dig deep into my imagination and create unforgettable spaces, utilizing unique materials and shapes. Traditional styles sometimes limit that creativity. Dale: When I started Hostetler Custom Cabinetry in 1981, I found my niche in producing high-end custom cabinetry where the tolerances are slim. Not many people have the patience and skill required to inset a door into a frame with 1.5 millimeter reveals on all sides. The traditional form is an art that embodies craftsmanship.

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(left to right) Hostetler Custom Cabinetry's Chris and Dale Hostetler in their workshop.


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going native Born and raised in Charleston, business owner Henry Muhler Hay III provides windows, doors, and more at his North Charleston showroom. Crediting his local upbringing for his success, the inventor and philanthropist utilizes his love for the Lowcountry to develop innovative new products for the coast-dwelling denizens of his favorite city.

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hen local orphanage the Jenkins Institute needed new windows, they approached North Charleston’s Muhler Company. Unable to purchase all of the windows needed at one time, they planned to buy one or two windows per month until their needs were met. When Muhler founder and owner Henry Muhler Hay, III, caught wind of this, however, he proposed a radically different plan. “It would have taken forever for them to finish, had they bought the windows in increments,” states Henry. “I felt like we could help.” And help they did. Not only did Muhler donate all of the windows the charitable organization needed, but Muhler employees worked together during days off to install the new windows. For Henry, helping to support the community and local organizations such as 54 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

the Jenkins Institute is an unalienable part of the job. “It’s just what we feel needs to be done,” says Henry, adding, “You support your community because it supports you.” No stranger to the support of the Charleston community, Henry’s local upbringing reinforces his desire to make positive contributions to the city that nurtured him in his youth. Following in his father’s entrepreneurial footsteps—who owns and operates Hay Tire Company on Savannah Highway—Henry formed the Muhler Company in 1991 to sell quality windows and doors at fair prices. Today, Muhler is an integral part of Charleston’s social and economic fabric, with a product line that has expanded to include awnings, decorative and hurricane impact shutters, millwork, lighting protection, replacement windows, sunrooms, and

Velux solar hot water heating systems. As for Hay, the local boy continues to work hard to develop innovative and affordable products for the greater Charleston area and beyond, as well as donate his time and services to “neighbors” in need.

New Storm Safety Product on the Scene As a child, Henry was only mildly aware of weather’s capacity for chaos in the Lowcountry. Growing up in Mt. Pleasant, he could often be found playing amongst overturned trees on his grandparents’ farm— surviving relics of the damage caused by Hurricane Gracie in 1959. Unaware of the significance of the mangled oaks, Henry enjoyed the idylls of a Charleston childhood, attending Porter-Gaud School on the banks


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of the Ashley River in his youth, and later graduating from the College of Charleston. In the years since forming Muhler Company in 1991, Henry has witnessed many storm systems pass through Charleston, raising his awareness of the area’s inadequate options for protecting homes and businesses. “People forget about the danger as soon as a hurricane passes and is over,” says Henry. “Consumer awareness needs to be addressed so that it doesn’t take a catastrophic storm system to wake people up.” Hoping to help provide Charleston homeand business- owners with an easy alternative to antiquated window protection methods, Henry created and patented the Storm Stud system. According to Henry, consumers have two general options when purchasing hurricane protection: They can buy windows with impact glass or buy regular windows in addition to some other form of storm protection. As impact glass is expensive, few choose it, so 80 percent of the storm protection market is comprised of additional forms of protection. Unfortunately, many of these products have drawbacks. People don’t like the look of the casing for storm panels, field coordination issues lead to costly on the job errors, and most types of storm panels are extremely cumbersome. “One day I was riding around looking at different jobs we’d done when it dawned on me how much easier it would be if you put the hurricane protection in the window,” muses Henry. Thus, Storm Stud was born. Eliminating the need to puncture the envelope of the building, Storm Stud is actually built into the window frame during the manufacturing process. It does not require bulky housing; the window is simply inserted into its opening, and the protection exists within it—virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye. In the event of a storm, the homeowner takes the accompanying lightweight, easy to transport Wayne Dalton fabric panels and attaches them to the anchor points. “This system is so much easier and, really, better for the homeowner. So many times, we see people take shortcuts, where builders pay for shutters that aren’t codecompliant, leading to the misapplication of what could have been a good system. Storm Stud eliminates the sub-contract field, minimizing the amount of field error involved,” explains Henry. 56 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

(above left) The Storm Stud system features discrete anchor points built in the window. (above right) A Muhler professional attaches the lightweight Wayne Dalton fabric panels.

Shutters, Awnings, & Sunrooms In addition to the new Storm Stud System, Muhler offers several value-added products for the exterior of the home, such as many types of shutters that are both decorative and impact rated. The manufacturing arm of the company, Muhler Shutters, Inc. consists of a 50,000 square foot facility in which the company produces high quality custom and standard-sized composite operable shutters. “We have a large selection of custom shutter styles,” state Henry, “and with a comprehensive customer service department featuring AAMA certified master installers, we install everything we sell.” Constructed of long-lasting, durable expanded PVC with aluminum reinforcement, Muhler Shutters don’t crack, peel, or warp and are virtually maintenance-free. They can be custom painted to suit your individual desires and, “because we custom build each shutter,” says Henry, “we can fit any window or door.” Available shutter styles include colonial board & batten, colonial raised panel, Bahamas, and colonial louvered, as well as other protection systems such as accordians, roll downs, and storm panels. They also sell shutter hardware. Being a true Charleston native, Henry understands the importance of outdoor living

in the Lowcountry. And, as the area is prone to a few deterrents such as heat, humidity, and pesky pests, he recognizes the need for exterior products that will help area denizens maximize their enjoyment of time spent outdoors. “With a Muhler sunroom or porch enclosure,” says Henry, “you get to enjoy relaxing outside without having to worry about the weather or bugs.” The company offers many styles of sunrooms, and can also add a state-of-the-art wall system to homes with existing rooflines to create custom-designed sunrooms. A new outdoor living enhancer offered by Muhler, Aristocrat Retractable Awnings for the patios and windows protect homeowners from the blazing hot sun, and can even add to the home’s energy efficiency.

Windows, Doors, & More The company’s original specialty, windows and doors from Muhler come in a multitude of sizes, shapes, and designs. “Consumers need flexibility,” states Henry. “We strive to provide that with custom sizes and shapes, along with other unique options such as custom-color finishes and specialized hardware.” Available for new construction or remodeling, top performing window and door brands such as JELD-WEN, Sturgis, Great Lakes Windows, and PlastPro are all represented in Muhler’s spacious Rivers


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Avenue showroom, offering consumers the benefit of working with a single source. Homeowners hoping to reduce their home’s energy use by replacing inefficient windows and doors have added incentive to upgrade with the recent passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Act, which provides a tax credit for qualifying energy-efficient home improvements, equals an impressive 30 percent of cost, up to $1,500. JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, a high quality manufacturer carried by Muhler, offers many products that qualify for the tax credit as the company has invested a great deal of resources into energy smart solutions. “JELD-WEN has an extensive number of product lines that readily qualify for the tax credit, including wood windows and doors, vinyl windows and doors, and even select aluminum-clad and wood windows,” says Ron Sykora, Jr. Vice President for Muhler. “With a number of beautiful choices and decorative options, and an enticing tax credit, we believe homeowners will upgrade their windows and patio doors, particularly since many intend to remain in their homes until values recover.” In order to receive the tax credit, the window or door must achieve a .30 or lower U-factor and .30 or lower Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and be put into service between January 2009 and December 2010. For those interested in purchasing impact rated products, Muhler’s Hurricane58 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

Resistant Impact Windows and Doors are crafted to superior standards to withstand high-velocity storms. The company is also currently in the process of developing their own impact film product, which they will produce at Henry’s laminating facility down the street from the Muhler showroom. “Impact glass is incredibly heavy and often gets damaged during shipping,” explains Henry. “I’ve developed a dry laminated film process, which basically adds no weight to the glass. This, in turn, makes it easier to comply with the new energy code.”

Solar Water Heating Systems One of the company’s most recent endeavors, Muhler has been named the Five Star Dealer Installer for Velux Solar Water Heating Systems for the Lowcountry. “Solar water heating is another opportunity for individual homeowners to support the green movement in our country while realizing benefits now and for years,” says Tim Miller, president of VELUX. Homeowners who choose to install Velux solar hot water systems are eligible for the same home-improvement federal tax credit available with energy-efficient windows, which can help pay 30 percent of cost, up to $1500. Since the sun is free, solar water heating systems are impervious to fuel shortages and price hikes, often leading to energy savings of up to 80 percent—a tremendous value for consumers, as the average household spends roughly 25 percent of home energy costs on water.

The Future of Muhler Looking forward, Henry plans to continue creating new products and providing the same quality and service consumers have come to expect from the company. With several products currently in development, the entrepreneur and inventor hopes to revolutionize the hurricane protection industry in Charleston. As for philanthropy, Henry and the rest of the Muhler family will continue to make generous donations of their time and resources to local organizations like the Ronald McDonald House and The Jenkins Institute, with no desire for recognition or publicity. It is such humility that led Mayor Joe Riley to personally write a letter to Henry, effusing, “You and your employees have quietly met needs for numerous groups and institutions with materials and labor at reduced or no charge. I am so proud of you and what you are doing. Charleston is fortunate to have you living here.” For Henry, who avows he is the fortunate one, it’s all in a day’s work. v Muhler has just finished a showroom makeover with updated displays showing products in hands-on working vignettes. They are located at 5935 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston and are open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm, or on Saturday from 9am to 2pm. For more information, contact The Muhler Company at (843) 572-9727 or visit muhler.com.


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Herlong & Associates (843) 886-9199 herlongarchitects.com Project Location: Sullivan’s Island, SC Builder: Daly & Sawyer Interior Designer: Heidi Walker, Walker Design Group Photographer: © Warren Lieb (exteriors); © Tripp Smith (interiors) Square Footage: 4,600 sq. ft. Beds/Baths: 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

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Laplante Associates (843) 768-4848 Project Location: The Preserve at Fenwick Plantation, Johns Island, SC Builder: Kevin Flynn and Robby Robinson of EPIC Development Group, LLC Landscape Designer: Jerry Poore Landscaping Photographer: ©Brennan Wesley Square Footage: 2,560 heated sq. ft.; 1,300 sq. ft. fully enclosed garage; 550 sq. ft. exterior porch area Beds/Baths: 4 bds, 4.5 baths For more details about this home, visit charlestonarchitectgallery.com and click on the "Laplante Associates" link. 102 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009


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Drayton Hall Plantation is reputedly haunted by the spirit of William Henry Drayton from the year 1765.

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Holy City in hopes of catching a glimpse of the paranormal. Hotels and houses believed to be haunted become great spectacles, attracting a nightly audience who crave an eerie tale and a shiver down their spine. Given that many of these haunted properties are privately owned establishments, there are only a select few who are granted permission to cross their thresholds and

investigate what lies within the confines of the buildings’ walls. The curious staff of CH+D looked to the Charleston Paranormal Society (CPS), who receives exclusive access to some of the most sought after historic buildings in the city, to answer our questions about all things paranormal. The team, made up of five like-minded individuals with a shared interest in the supernatural, was the first to conduct formal investigations of noteworthy locations such as the Old City Jail and Poogan’s Porch restaurant. Although both of these landmarks maintain illustrious legends as to their ghostly inhabitants, CPS, which is a non-profit organization led by Co-Founders and Lead Investigators Dave Chellis and Brandie Bruns, in no way tries to sensationalize these accounts, but rather attempts to disprove their existence through scientific and factual rationale. Dave and Brandie explain that the team’s main objective is to find answers to unexplained events, and ultimately, to help residents feel safe and comfortable in


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(above) Standing before this memorial headstone in Washington Square, CPS captured their best example of electronic voice phenomenon. (below) The team gathers at the monument at the center of the square. Clockwise from top left: Investigator John Allison, Investigator Barry Lewis, Tech Manager/Investigator Jared Shapiro, Co-Founder/Lead Investigator Brandie Bruns, Founder/Lead Investigator Dave Chellis.

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palpable. Elizabeth strongly believes that the spirits are lost souls who need to be released into the light so that they may live on in eternal peace. She is fearful that the general fascination surrounding the paranormal and the legends associated with it will prevent homeowners from exorcising their homes when a spirit is present. “It is not healthy—mentally, physically, or spiritually—to have a ghost in your house,” stresses Elizabeth. “That house cannot be yours if it belongs to someone else who is living there; you cannot own another hu-

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man being. Let them go on, beg them to.” Although the South Carolina Code of Laws does not require the disclosure of information when a property is thought to be “psychologically affected” or “stigmatized” (see Section 27-50-90), Elizabeth urges that it is both polite and ethical to perform an exorcism before the time of sale. Most real estate experts would agree that honesty is always the best policy when it comes to selling a home with a haunted reputation to avoid any future liability issues. The right buyer will acquire the home regardless of its past. Actually, such a past may prove to be an alluring and unique feature in Charleston, where ghosts will forever remain welcomed guests. v

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During our review, we found several pieces of audio which were quite interesting—heavy breathing, muddled words, and sometimes clearly understandable phrases were all heard. We also managed to capture the "honks" which were heard, although the source is still unknown. Coupling our experiences with the captured evidence, we concluded that the house is experiencing mild paranormal phenomena, but it definitely doesn't appear to be anything negative. This is important to note because people don't want to be scared to live in their own house. Should something negative present itself, it's important to let the client know, and in most of cases, we recommend a priest bless the house. Either way, we are always available for help again should the need arise—we're not a one time thing. Unexplained things happen every day, and everyone needs to feel comfortable contacting our team in their time of need.

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Replace your old concrete or asphalt driveway with an Accu-Brick paver driveway for added curb appeal and low maintenance.

Apply LED tape from Charleston Lighting and Interiors to tight spaces to provide energy efficient accent lighting in many colors.

Try Centurion-treated primed pine trim boards from Liberty Cedar Exterior Products to give your exterior a facelift. They have a 50 year warranty against pretty much everything, including termites, rot, cupping, and splitting.

Let Muhler create a custom-designed sunroom so you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors year-round—free of adverse weather and pesky biting bugs!

Determine how the trim of replacement windows might change and interfere with your current or future window treatments from Best Buy Blinds. Expand your view with steel cable handrail for your deck or back porch from Charleston's Rigging and Marine Hardware. Replace existing light switches with controllable light switches from Controlit, Inc., and save time and energy with the ability to set lighting scenes throughout the entire home, like Goodnight, Entertain, and Vacation, with the push of a button. Make a show-stopping first impression by replacing your dull, outdated foyer floor with ceramic, porcelain, or properly sealed honed natural stone from Melcer Tile. For a real dash of panache, opt for an artistic inlay. Make your bathroom remodel a splash with American Standard’s Americast tub from Noland. A revolutionary alternative to cast iron, the Americast is more durable, 50 percent lighter, and costs less to install. 118 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

Design and install custom closet solutions in two weeks with the advanced computer software from English Custom Closets. Install a CoastalMister Misting System from Palmetto Mosquito Control to save yourself seasons of swatting. Fully automated, the system delivers a fine mist twice a day to keep mosquitoes and gnats at bay.

Not ready for a complete kitchen remodel? Let Palmetto Surfacing come out and replace your countertops with an affordable, beautiful surface like Cambria Quartz. A one-week turnaround time gives you a fresh look fast. Retrofit your home with an Elevette custom elevator from ESC Elevator and make your home more accessible. If you are going to remodel your home, you will receive the largest insurance discount by protecting your windows with impact-rated windows or hurricane shutters. Storm Resistant Homes can give you the details.

Increase the value and functionality of your home with automation and lighting control systems from Connect-Tec. Kick up your pest control services with Palmetto Exterminator’s quarterly pest service, which includes protection against tons of creepy-crawly species. Bonus? Palmetto’s technicians will remove exterior spider webs and wasp nests for free during visits. Take advantage of the low price of copper and install a classic Charleston metal roof from Homewerx. Spruce up your discolored and cracked concrete driveways, walkways, patios, and pool decks with Cemex's Vintage Cobble Tumbled Pavers.

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Call PermaCoat of Charleston for an application of TexCote’s “CoolWall” coating to your home’s exterior. It looks and feels like paint, but is 10-15 times thicker, eliminating future painting, maintenance, and repairs. Decorate your home with the hues of natural wood flooring ranging from rich cherry to the warm tones of mahogany and oak finishes from Floor It Now. Take a cue from HGTV’s Candice Olsen and invest in Silestone Quartz countertops, available at Prestige Marble. Built-in Microban antimicrobial protection, along with National Sanitation Foundation- and GreenGuard-certification, makes it safe, smart, and stylish.

If your HVAC unit cannot handle additional square footage and you would like to undertake an addition, have Platt’s Heating & Air put in a ductless mini-split. Requiring no ductwork, mini-splits mount on the wall like the units in hotel rooms. Give your home a sense of history with Charleston One Source's Antique Barnwoods Collection, and choose from the more formal look of a re-milled floor or the authentic sawn surface and natural patina of their Old Original options.

Change out existing cabinet hardware with new styles from Builders Hardware of South Carolina, Inc. to reflect your individual personality and style. Save money by turning off the lights and install a Solatube Daylighting System from Coastal Transformations, which qualifies for a 30 percent Federal Tax Stimulus credit. Install a HomeLogic Intelligent Home Control system from Carolina Custom Security & Sound for complete home automation and management.

Install a glass or stainless steel tile backsplash from Buckhannon Brothers Tile Showroom for an inexpensive way to update the kitchen.

Everyone can use a little help becoming more organized at home and Quality Mirror and Glass can aid by installing new shelving in your existing closets. Turn an un-used bedroom into a home office from Closets & Organization By Design: Get rid of the bulky bed and replace it with a wall bed or use an existing reach-in closet to install a work counter, file storage below, and shelving or cabinets above.

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Is your bathroom bland? Let the lighting designers at Rick's Lighting & Supplies assist you with selecting a new sink vanity and coordinating light fixtures for a very cost-effective way to bring new life to a tired space. Create multiple shallow shelves in the pantry with the help of California Closets rather than deep shelves for improved functionality. If you have room in your backyard, why not splurge with a new swimming pool from San Juan Pools of Charleston. Punch up your poolside pizzazz by having their experts add Fiberstars lighted water features. If you’ve decided to perk up your pad with some new furniture, do a good deed and

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Perk up your patio with a teak lounge set from The Teak Hut. Not ready for the full set? Purchase a few key pieces to ensure your outdoor space is party ready in a pinch. When planning for tile in a bathroom, think about boosting the impact by incorporating a subtle, inexpensive border in your shower as well as recessed soap and shampoo shelves from FloorCo. Update the cabinet finish or transform the look of the kitchen by replacing drawers and door fronts from Carpenter’s Antiques and Restoration. Build a new AZEK Deck from Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. for superior stain resistance and durability.

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Let Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing take your home into the future of lighting with a LightTouch integrated control system, which actually allows you to call your home before arriving to have the lights turned on.

Don’t underestimate the value of acquiring the help of a closet professional trained to maximize your space. Tailored Closets will help you design and install a custom-tailored system to keep clutter to a minimum.

When was the last time the mature trees around your home were given a check up?  Properly maintained trees add value and curb appeal and Arborscape Tree Preservation will help them live longer. 

Take that dated, dirty, moldy guest bathroom and give it a one day makeover from Coastal Additions, changing the tub, shower, and fixtures for a quick, inexpensive, and hassle free update that guests will notice and appreciate. 

Transform your existing kitchen cabinetry by adding decorative accent pieces and crown molding from Verde Fine Finishes.

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Update your kitchen with a new set of stainless steel kitchen appliances, or show your laundry room some love with a new Maytag Performance Series washer and dryer set from Wholesale Appliance Center. Replace older kitchen cabinets with Plain and Fancy cabinets in a white or cherry finish from Designer Kitchens & Baths, Inc. Protect your home from UV radiation passed through glass windows with window films from Solarworks Group. Energy-efficient, the films cut down the loss and gain of heat and, ultimately, cut down your energy bill. Add composite or IPE decking from Dockmasters Construction, LLC for an updated and maintenance-free dock. Need new windows? Enjoy noticeable energy savings as well as a $1,500 tax credit on your next tax return when you choose affordable ENERGY STAR-rated vinyl replacement windows from Southcoast Exteriors.

Improve the appearance of your home and save roughly 20 percent on your energy bill by having US Pest & Environmental Services utilize spray foam insulation to create a closed crawl space in your home. Get creative and eco-friendly with concrete countertops from Palmetto Concrete & Coating Services. One hundred percent recyclable, concrete is a green product that can be customized myriad ways.

Visualize the completed project before you commit with the Artistic Design & Construction  3-D walkthrough capabilities to save costly changes later (for more information see page 26). Construct an addition to your home with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) fabricated by Global Building Solutions and installed by Crown Home Builders for long term energy savings.

Use a plaster finish on a bad wall situation for better coverage than plain paint or apply faux wood grain on trim to match new cabinets with Gale Ray Faux Finishes. Create a cozy alcove in your home with a Lennox fireplace from William Smith Fireplaces & Home Accents. Available in a variety of styles and price points, Lennox fireplaces instantly make a space more inviting. Change out existing window coverings, or add a cornice and drapery panels from Advanced Window Fashions to accent your existing treatments for an immediate change in the room’s feel and beauty.

Flex your remodeling ingenuity by having the professionals at Southeast Kitchens convert solid panel wall cabinet doors to glass for a chic and easy kitchen update.

Thinking about installing a new pool in your backyard? Clear Blue Pools can integrate a waterfall or spa spillover into your pool so you can stay cool while enjoying the calming sound of trickling water.

Upgrade inadequate attic insulation with AirTight SprayFoam insulation to save both energy and money. Ask them about available tax credits, too!

Take advantage of the latest technology trends by retrofitting energy management products such as automated lights, shades, and HVAC from Audio Warehouse.

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Add architectural interest to your kitchen with custom slotted top cabinets from The Charleston Group. Pair with other craftsmanstyle details for a look worthy of Charleston’s charming downtown homes. Whip your “blah” bathroom into shape with a complete remodel by Renovation Solutions. Go for the glitz with the granite countertops, ceramic tile floor, and whirlpool tub you’ve been dreaming of.

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Create that outdoor sitting area you’ve always wanted with a Lowcountry paver patio from Lowcountry Paver. Choose from their “Lowcountry Traditional Colors,” such as Shrimp Boil and Marsh Mud, for an authentic Charleston feel. Knock 30 percent off your utility bill by upgrading your old hot water heater to a solar hot water heating system from SolarTEK Energy. Plus, substantial tax credits can bump your savings to roughly 60 percent! Update the look of your home and increase its value with moderate renovations from Custom Designs, such as installing hardwood or tile rather than carpet or laminate and synthetic decking instead of traditional wood. Protect your investment by installing hurricane shutters from Windward Shutters, which offer a lifetime warranty and qualify for tax credits and insurance benefits. Determine the exact HVAC tonnage required to properly heat and cool your new addition with a Heat Load Calculation from Mills Brothers Heating & Air. Preserve your biggest investment with routine maintenance plans and skilled repair work available from Riverland Repairs. Have Colson Elevators install a Waupaca Elevator on your existing home; they allow you the option of designing a custom car and fixtures within code constraints for size and capacity. Transform your ordinary gray concrete driveway or patio into an elegant and unique feature with an Italian Slate or London Cobblestone finish from Extreme Concrete. v


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Situated on the cusp of the Ashley River in the quaint development of Lowndes Pointe, the Charleston Home + Design 2009 Idea House strikes a harmonious balance between all things past and present, interior and exterior, and functional and aesthetic. The Idea House adapts the character and architectural detailing of the past with the modern conveniences of today, it draws inspiration from the colors and textures of the surrounding landscape, and it blends form and function for an unparalleled design style. Yet the most integral component of this sublime equilibrium is the ability to ultimately transform this house into a home. photography by Michael Costa

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CHARITY: REMEMBER THOSE The local charity Remember Those was chosen to receive every penny collected from the Charleston Home + Design Magazine Idea House Open House Weekend, which took place June 26-28, 2009. We’re happy to report that we raised over $1,700 for this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House Weekend and donated to Remember Those. About the Idea House Charity Beneficiary “Remember Those” Remember Those is dedicated to providing aid to families worldwide who are persecuted for their faith. Four local doctors along with other Remember personnel traveled to Northern Iraq in July 2009 as part of a Remember medical mission, and proceeds from the open house weekend helped support this undertaking. The Remember mission to Iraq was a medical mission to provide health care for Christians in northern Iraq who have suffered persecution for many years at the hands of the Ba’ath Party and Saddam Hussein. This is the region where Saddam practiced the use of his weapons of mass destruction and launched numerous chemical attacks against his own people, the Kurds. The Kurds have Christian roots dating back to 100 AD.  They often live in

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terrible circumstances, remain in constant danger, and suffer greatly, simply because they have surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The people have been persecuted, but they are not forgotten, nor forsaken, and that is the heartbeat of the ministry of Remember. The team of doctors who traveled to Iraq treated 200-300 patients per day and brought with them $60k-$80k worth of medicine. Remember has conducted previous medical missions to Burma, Thailand, and Jordan. Remember provides an ongoing ministry to widows and orphans of persecuted Christians in China, Burma, Thailand, Egypt, Sudan, and Jordan. Remember is exploring further ministry opportunities in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, and Iraq. For more information, visit RememberThose.org.


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Kitchen This dream kitchen was designed by Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer Duval Acker of Kitchens By Design. It features top-of-the-line Plain & Fancy custom cabinetry with simple Shaker-style cabinet doors, which cost less than more ornate door styles. The soft close doors and drawers are simply incredible, preventing the user from slamming them when closing. Granite countertops cover the kitchen’s surfaces, providing a nice pop against the cabinet paint finish, which Rhoda Jones from Designer Kitchens & Baths describes as “smooth as a baby’s bottom.” As the kitchen features several wide expanses of granite, we were initially worried about seams; however, Lowcountry Stone Solutions managed to make them virtually invisible. To ensure the space’s appliances were both chic and functional, we chose American-made Dacor kitchen equipment—the work horse of the Idea House kitchen. The Dacor appliance package includes two convection wall ovens, a convection microwave, and a six burner range with a commercial-style vent that rises with a push of a button, then silently disappears under the countertop. The 48-inch built-in refrigerator is the epitome of luxury, and the 30-inch dishwasher is the largest in the industry, allowing for 40 percent more loading capacity yet only requiring six more inches of space.

Ceiling: Cypress beadboard from The Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, installed by Diversified Woods, Inc. Ceiling Mount Speakers: Sony brand surround sound speakers from Audio Warehouse Pendant Lanterns: From Charleston Lighting & Interiors Crown Moulding: From Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc., installed by Diversified Woods, Inc. Cabinetry: Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry from Designer Kitchens & Baths, Inc. Cabinet Hardware: Oil-rubbed bronze knobs and cup pulls from Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows available at Muhler Company Cabinet Lighting: Puck lighting in upper cabinets and under cabinet lighting from Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Countertops: White Roman granite on kitchen and island supplied by AGM Imports; countertops fabricated and installed by Lowcountry Stone Solutions Television: Sony Bravia TV from Audio Warehouse Fresh Florals: Provided by Tiger Lily Florist Glass Backsplash: From Melcer Tile, installed by Davis Tile Counter Stools: Provided by For the House (The Barstool Shop) Wall Mount Key Pad: From Sony HomeShare, provided by Audio Warehouse Appliances: Dacor brand kitchen appliances from Wholesale Appliance Center, LLC Plumbing Fixtures: Elkay brand stainless steel farm sink and vegetable sink from Moluf’s, Kohler brand faucets in brushed nickel finish from Moluf’s Pantry Pocket Door: From Carolina Window & Millwork, LLC Pantry Shelving: From Quality Mirror & Glass, Inc. Central Vacuum: Vacu Flo brand “Vroom” retractable central vacuum underneath sink from Carolina Custom Security & Sound Paint Color: Clapboard provided by Sherwin-Williams Paints Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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Ceiling: Cypress beadboard from The Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, installed by Diversified Woods, Inc Ceiling Fan: From Premier Lighting Supply Recessed Lighting: Can lighting from Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Chandelier Over Dining Table: From Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Ceiling Mount Speakers: Sony brand surround sound speakers from Audio Warehouse Crown Moulding: From Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc., installed by Diversified Woods, Inc. Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows available at Muhler Company Patio Doors: Jeld-Wen brand impact rated 8-feet tall patio doors from Muhler Company Television: Sony Bravia TV from Audio Warehouse Mantel: Custom built by Diversified Woods, Inc. Fireplace: Fireplace and gas logs from M & M Oil and Propane, Inc./The Fire Place Fireplace Surround: Original Old English brick salvaged from Lowndes Grove Plantation and installed by Southern Stonescapes Unlimited Accessories on Entertainment Center: Provided by Chatfield Interiors Bird Sculptures on Mantel: Provided by Martin Gallery Entertainment Center: Custom built by Diversified Woods, Inc. and painted by Carpenter’s Antiques & Restoration Cabinet Hardware: Oil-rubbed bronze knobs from Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath Audio-Video System Inside Entertainment Center: All components by Sony HomeShare HD, installed by Audio Warehouse Wall Mount Key Pads: From Sony HomeShare HD, provided by Audio Warehouse Paintings & Photograhy: Smith-Killian Fine Art Club Chair, Coffee Table, Lamp Table: Provided by Morris Sokol Furniture Sofa: Provided by Island Daze Designs Lamps and Console: Provided by Celadon Central Vacuum: Vacu Flo brand central vacuum system from Carolina Custom Security & Sound Hearth: Crema Europa limestone supplied by AGM Imports; hearth fabricated and installed by Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. Wood Flooring: Hardwood flooring from Charleston One Source, installed by Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors, Inc. Paint Color: Clapboard from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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Great Room Beach houses in the Charleston area aren’t the only place you’ll find beadboard. We were inspired by some of the older homes in neighboring Hampton Park Terrace, which often opted for beadboard ceilings because, at the time, plaster was more expensive and more difficult to install than wood. In the Idea House, the beadboard wood ceiling continues throughout the first floor into the great room. The fireplace surround in the great room is made of original Old English bricks salvaged from Lowndes Grove Plantation, just down the Ashley River from Lowndes Pointe. At the suggestion of Interior Designer Marian Chatfield, the mantel was painted to match the color of the kitchen island. A high impact surround sound home theater system with Blu-ray was installed in the great room by Audio Warehouse as part of brand new product launch from Sony called HomeShare HD. Audio Warehouse installed one of the very first Sony HomeShare HD systems in America inside the Idea House. While compact enough to be housed inside just one of the cabinets surrounding the fireplace, it delivers high definition video to any room, access to an iPod and satellite radio from any of the 10+ key pads throughout the Idea House, a whole-house intercom system, and a home theater system with Blu-ray that can be played in any room in the house. Most systems that deliver this kind of punch require a separate equipment closet for a rack of components and cost tens of thousands more than the compact, affordable Sony HomeShare HD.


2009 IDEA HOUSE Reveal An old handmade cypress farm table with matching benches was given new life by Carpenter’s Antiques & Restoration, who refinished the tabletop and benches and painted the legs with a distressed finish. They also stripped and repainted the ladder back chairs and re-rushed the seats.

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2009 IDEA HOUSE Reveal

Adding to the many show-stopping products in the great room and throughout the first and second floor are the naturally distressed hand-scraped American cherry floors from Charleston One Source. The floors, which originated from a sustainably grown forest in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, have a “French bleed” on the beveled edges of each floor board which resembles the patina that is created over hundreds of years on the floors found in historic downtown Charleston. The floors are finished naturally with a tung oil, allowing for easy repair if a scratch appears by reapplying a small amount of the tung oil (rather than refinishing the entire floor). Dotting the perimeter of the room and allowing for breathtaking views of the Ashley River, the Jeld-Wen windows and doors are all impact rated for fulltime hurricane protection. The three-over-one window grid is contextual in nature to the Wagner Terrace neighborhood where this style of window grid can be found on numerous homes.

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2009 IDEA HOUSE Reveal

Juxtaposing old and new furniture gives the impression of the pieces being acquired over time and prevents one style from overpowering the look and feel of the room.

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2009 IDEA HOUSE Reveal

Front Room We refer to this space as a “multi-purpose” room because it can be used as an office, a formal dining room, a casual family room, or even a bedroom for an aging parent. Increasing the functionality of the space, the pullout sofa allows another place for guests to sleep. To cut down on costs, we purchased plantation shutters only for windows facing the street rather than all windows in the entire house. The French doors leading into our “multi-purpose” room have opaque glass for privacy and express our pride of living in South Carolina with an etched glass design of our state tree—the palmetto.

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Plantation Shutters: Poly-wood plantation louvered shutters from Murray Window Coverings Wall Mount Key Pad: From Sony HomeShare, provided by Audio Warehouse Book Shelf Unit: From GDC Home Accessories & Lamps: Lamps and accessories on book shelf provided by Celadon Central Vacuum: Vacu Flo brand central vacuum system from Carolina Custom Security & Sound Wood Flooring: Naturally distressed hand-scraped American cherry hardwood flooring with French bleed from Charleston One Source, installed by Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors, Inc. Paint Color: Clapboard from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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Powder Room While it’s unusual to have anything but a sink and commode in a typical powder room, a tall shower was added here for use by guests sleeping in the front room, or in the event the front room were to become a fulltime bedroom.

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Foyer, Hallways, & Stairwell First impressions are important, and in the foyer, guests are greeted by 10-foot tall ceilings covered in tongue-in-groove cypress beadboard, which adds a laid back “beachy” feel to the Idea House. Located off the foyer, an elevator assists with carrying various items from the garage to the levels above. The Inclinator brand elevator adds tremendous value to the home, as many homeowners find it difficult to sell an elevated house without an elevator. The cypress shiplap siding lining the stairwell off the hallway is not only historically correct, but practical as well. Over time, the stairwell will receive numerous dings and scratches as furniture is moved but, unlike drywall, the solid wood shiplap siding will take the rigors without being easily damaged. Semi-gloss paint makes it easy to wipe down the inevitable dirty fingerprints that show up over time. The large circular window in the stairwell is reminiscent of a ship’s wheel and provides a full view of the neighborhood.

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Stairwell Ceiling: Cypress beadboard from The Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, installed by Diversified Woods, Inc. Walls: Cypress shiplap siding from The Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, installed by Diversified Woods, Inc. Circular Window: Jeld-Wen brand impactrated window with starburst grid pattern available at Muhler Company Handrails/Pickets: Handrails, pickets, and newel post from Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp., installed by Diversified Woods, Inc., finished by Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors, Inc. Stair Treads: Matching American cherry stair treads from Charleston One Source, installed by Diversified Woods, Inc., finished by Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors, Inc. Paint Color: Pure White from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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Easy, breezy seaside style splashed with refined furniture and accents greets guests as they enter the Idea House. Ten-foot ceilings covered in tongue-in-groove cypress beadboard, cypress shiplap siding, and a large circular window reminiscent of a ship’s wheel are just a few of the elements that contribute to the home’s air of casual sophistication.


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Master Bathroom On the other side of the wall is a matching Plain & Fancy vanity stained chocolate brown, with feet designed to make it resemble a piece of furniture. Wall-mount faucets were chosen in lieu of faucets on the countertops for a clean, uncluttered look and easy countertop wipe downs. This luxurious space is further enhanced with a top-of-the line MTI Solitude Air Ultra Tub from Mt. Pleasant Winnelson. Surrounding the tub are two matching cabinet towers for extra storage. A Casablanca ceiling fan from Premier Lighting Supply is positioned overhead for added comfort. Ceiling Mount Speakers: Sony brand surround sound speakers from Audio Warehouse Wall Sconce: From Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Mirrors: Mirrors from Quality Mirror & Glass, Inc. Tile Surrounding Mirrors: Tile over sinks from Melcer Tile, installed by Davis Tile Wall Faucets: Wall mount faucets from Mt. Pleasant Winnelson Countertops: Countertops from Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. Vanities: Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry brand vanities from Designer Kitchens & Baths, Inc. Vanity Sinks: Lavatory sink from Mt. Pleasant Winnelson Vanity Hardware: Vanity knobs and drawer pulls from East Cooper Decorative Hardware Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows available at Muhler Company Plantation Shutters: Poly-wood plantation shutters from Murray Window Coverings Window Film: Frosted glass window film for privacy from Solarworks Group, Inc. Cabinetry Surrounding Tub: Cabinetry towers surrounding tub from Diversified Woods, Inc., painted by Carpenter’s Antiques & Restoration Chandelier Over Tub: Provided by Island Daze Designs Bath Tub: Air jet tub by MTI from Mt. Pleasant Winnelson Floor Tile: Master bath floor tile from Melcer Tile, installed by Davis Tile Paint Color: Clapboard from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting 150 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009


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2nd Girl's Bedroom This second bedroom’s footprint is a carbon copy of the first, long and narrow but still roomier than the average child’s bedroom. This bedroom also doubles as a guest room with a queen size bed for additional sleeping capacity. Recessed Lighting: Can lighting from Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Ceiling Fan: Ceiling fan from Premier Lighting Supply Interior Doors: All interior doors on second floor are 6-8 MDF Shaker panel TruStile brand doors from Carolina Window & Millwork, LLC Door Knobs: All Emtek brand interior door hardware from Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows with 3-over-1 grid pattern available at Muhler Company Closet Shelving: Closet Shelving from Quality Mirror & Glass, Inc. Plantation Shutters: Poly-wood plantation shutters with 3.5-inch louvers from Murray Window Coverings Night Stands: Provided by Morris Sokol Furniture Bedding: Pine Cone Hill, provided by GDC Home Baseboards: 1 x 8 poplar baseboard with 5/4-inch poplar back band on top with 1/2-inch round on bottom from Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp., installed by Diversified Woods, Inc. Paint Color: Window Pane from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting Wall Art: Available at Island Daze Designs

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Hall Bathroom One of the rooms that garnered the most attention during the Idea House Open House Weekend was the second floor hall bath. Visitors “oohed and ahhed” at the unique oval shaped iridescent glass tiles on the floor from Buckhannon Brothers Tile Showroom. This bathroom was inspired by the colors of the sea, and many guests said the glass tile reminded them of a mermaid’s tail. Even the light fixtures from Charleston Lighting and Interiors resemble waves in the ocean. The simple white subway tile is one of many products chosen in the Idea House that can be found in older homes located throughout the nearby Wagner Terrace neighborhood.

Recessed Lighting: Can lighting from Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Lighting Fixtures: Lighting fixtures from Charleston Lighting & Interiors Mirror: Mirror from Quality Mirror & Glass, Inc. Vanity Tops: Bianco Sardo granite originating from AGM Imports; countertops fabricated and installed by Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. Plumbing Fixtures: American Standard brand plumbing fixtures from Mt. Pleasant Winnelson, installed by W.M. Plumbing Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows with 3-over-1 grid pattern available at Muhler Company Plantation Shutters: Poly-wood plantation shutters with 3.5-inch louvers from Murray Window Coverings Interior Doors: All interior doors on second floor are 6-8 MDF Shaker panel TruStile brand doors from Carolina Window & Millwork, LLC Door Knobs: All Emtek brand interior door hardware from Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC Vanity: Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry brand cabinetry from Designer Kitchens & Baths, Inc. Cabinet Hardware: Decorative hardware from East Cooper Decorative Hardware Mermaids: Provided by Island Daze Designs Tile: Tile from Buckhannon Brothers Tile Showroom, installed by Davis Tile Paint Color: Honey Dew from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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Recessed Lighting: Can lighting from Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Cabinetry: Shaker-style cabinetry fabricated by Diversified Woods, Inc., painted by Carpenter’s Antiques & Restoration Cabinet Hardware: Cabinet knobs and drawer pulls from East Cooper Decorative Hardware Appliances: Maytag brand washer and dryer from Wholesale Appliance Center, LLC Countertop: Venetian Gold granite supplied by AGM Imports ; countertop fabricated and installed by Palmetto Surfacing Plumbing Fixtures: Laundry room sink and faucet from Mt. Pleasant Winnelson, installed by W.M. Plumbing Interior Doors: All interior doors on second floor are 6-8 MDF Shaker panel TruStile brand doors from Carolina Window & Millwork, LLC Door Knobs: All Emtek brand interior door hardware from Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC Shelving: Shelving from Quality Mirror & Glass, Inc. Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows with 3-over-1 grid pattern available from Muhler Company Plantation Shutters: Poly-wood plantation shutters with 3.5-inch louvers from Murray Window Coverings Central Vacuum: Vacu Flo brand central vacuum from Carolina Custom Security & Sound Tile: 12 x 12 commercial grade tile from Melcer Tile, installed by Davis Tile Paint Color: Clapboard from SherwinWilliams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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Simple pine flooring from Carolina Flooring was chosen for the third floor to mimic the flooring that might be found in an older home’s attic. The idea here was to make the space on the third floor appear as if the attic had been finished later on, with floors stained a pickled white. Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors went to great lengths to achieve a worn look on the brand new floors by leaving mill marks on the boards and emphasizing the raised grain where the boards butt up against each other. The half bath down the hall from the playroom was not on the original plans, but was added after discovering additional space during construction. It saves those who might be partying on the rooftop deck above a trip downstairs to the second floor, and serves guests who might be spending the night in the Map Room. In keeping with the nature-oriented motif of the house, this tight space resembles an undersea scene with a school of fish swimming just above the river rock tile ocean floor.

Playroom Ceiling Fan: Ceiling fan from Premier Lighting Supply Ceiling Mount Speakers: Sony brand surround sound speakers from Audio Warehouse Shelving: Built-in shelving from Diversified Woods, Inc. Door Knobs: All Emtek interior door hardware from Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows available at Muhler Company Wall Mount Key Pad: Wall mount keypad from Sony HomeShare, provided by Audio Warehouse Painting: Provided by Smith-Killian Fine Art Flooring: Solid pine flooring from Carolina Flooring, finished by Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors, Inc. Paint Color: Clapboard from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting 160 • CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN • FALL 2009

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Map Room Guests climbing three flights of stairs to the third floor are truly rewarded when they lay eyes on the Map Room. Real nautical charts detailing the waters of the South Carolina coast were bought at a bargain price from Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore (you never know what you’ll find!) and expertly wallpapered to the wall facing west by Alan Coopersmith and his son Jesse. The room exudes nautical characteristics such as boat cleat cabinet pulls, hanging pendants that resemble ship lights, and a tripod lamp modeled after the base of a telescope. Mirroring the wall of nautical charts is the floor mural of Charleston harbor and waterways painted by renowned artist and faux painter Gale Ray. The map mural is perfectly painted so that you can even see the same bend in the Ashley River out the windows as you see on the floor painting itself. Guests were blown away at how much effort had been put into the Map Room’s aesthetics and then amazed to discover the practicality of having a wall bed from Closets & Organization By Design.

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Ceiling Fan: Ceiling fan from Premier Lighting Supply Recessed Lighting: Can lighting from Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Ceiling Mount Speakers: Sony brand surround sound speakers from Audio Warehouse Interior Doors: All interior doors on second floor are 6-8 MDF Shaker panel TruStile brand doors from Carolina Window & Millwork, LLC Door Knobs: All Emtek interior door hardware from Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC Windows: Jeld-Wen brand impact-rated double hung windows with 3-over-1 grid pattern available at Muhler Company Pendants: Hanging pendants from Lowcountry Lighting Center Nautical Charts: Nautical charts from Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore and UK-Southwind Sailmakers Nautical Chart Wallcovering: Nautical chart wallcovering installation by Alan Coopersmith Custom Paint and Wallcovering Countertops: Granite supplied by AGM Imports; countertops fabricated and installed by J & G Marble & Granite Cabinetry: Cabinetry from Diversified Woods, Inc., painted by Carpenter’s Antiques & Restoration Cabinet Hardware: Knobs and pulls from Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC Wall Mount Key Pad: Wall mount keypad from Sony HomeShare, provided by Audio Warehouse Television: Sony Bravia TV from Audio Warehouse Closet System/Wallbed: Sico brand wallbed from Closets & Organization By Design Recliners: Leather recliners from GDC Home All Accents/Lamps/Game Table: Provided by Island Daze Designs Floor Mural: Floor mural painted by Gale Ray Faux Finishes Flooring: Solid pine flooring from Carolina Flooring, finished by Bay Pointe Hardwood Floors, Inc. Paint Color: Rain Washed from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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Backyard Outdoor living space at the Idea House was always a priority, but posed a challenge given that the footprint of the house consumed more than half of the 7,000 square foot lot. Code prevented any permanent structure inside a 35foot buffer zone at the back of the lot, and a swimming pool on the wish list also added to the lack of space. A solution was reached by positioning the house a foot off the front property line leaving plenty of space for a small (12 x 24 foot) swimming pool, and ample space for a lawn and landscaping. Natural plantings and trees at the back of the lot were kept as an additional buffer to help protect the marsh. Landscape Designer Andrew Smith with Landsmith Residential Garden Design and Consultation drew a fantastic plan that specified all the plantings, sod, palm trees, and irrigation system. In the upper left corner of the lot, Andrew designed an interesting sculpture using leftover pilings that doubles as a seating area around a natural gas fire pit. Sodbusters provided Zoysia turf grass and Aqua Scapes Landscape Services installed the plantings and an irrigation system. Around the perimeter is an attractive wood fence with powder coated metal inserts built by Builders Hardware of South Carolina. And Palmetto Mosquito Control strategically placed a series of inconspicuous misting nozzles connected to an automated misting system, designed to keep mosquitoes and gnats at bay. 166 â&#x20AC;˘ CHARLESTON HOME + DESIGN â&#x20AC;˘ FALL 2009


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Pool Area & Covered Terrace 1) The Teak Hut provided these well-built chaise lounge chairs to relax upon around the swimming pool. A teak buffet has plenty of space on top for serving dishes when entertaining and space below for storage later on. 2) Three waterfalls were integrated into the swimming pool built by Clear Blue Pools to provide the calming sounds of trickling water (which also drowns out any traffic noise from nearby I-26). 3) An outdoor shower covered by inexpensive metal roofing material was cleverly tucked underneath the back porch staircase.

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4) Amy Floyd of Island Daze Designs staged all of the outdoor living spaces, including this cute arrangement of flowers and accessories from her shop. 5) Lowcountry Paver provided all the paving materials for the pool deck and underneath the covered terrace. Southern Stonescapes expertly installed the pavers. 6) The swimming pool was specifically designed from the start to accommodate an automatic pool cover from Pool Cover Specialists of the Southeast. A simple turn of a key automatically closes the pool cover, protecting children and providing adults peace of mind when the pool area is unsupervised.

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Code required the Idea House be elevated above the flood zone, and much of the area under the house was utilized for outdoor living space. This covered terrace is located underneath the back porch, providing ample space to entertain with an outdoor kitchen from William Smith Fireplaces and plenty of seating room.

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Porte-Cochere A breezeway underneath the Idea House is actually known in architectural circles as a portecochere (pronounced port koh share), a term for a porch-like structure attached to a building, through which it is possible for a horse and carriage to pass protected from the weather. While no horses will ever occupy this area, it’s another smart use of outdoor living space. The portecochere runs north-south and was positioned to take advantage of the predominant breezes off the Ashley River. The gentle winds create a "wind tunnel effect," making the space feel cool even on extremely hot days. In addition, biting insects are no match for the wafting winds. A stainless steel wood burning fireplace from William Smith Fireplaces will last many years— even in the salty air—and helps transform a driveway-like space into a true living room area. A salvaged heart pine girder beam originating from the historic Factors Walk Warehouse in downtown Charleston takes on a new life as a mantel (note the original notches underneath). Surrounding the fireplace and stretching the expanse of the wall, brick from Cemex is new but has the appearance of being reclaimed. Underfoot, terra cotta colored pavers from Lowcountry Paver were expertly installed by Accu-Brick Paving Systems and complement the brick wall.

Brick: All brick from Cemex and installed by Southern Stonescapes Unlimited Pavers: From Lowcountry Paver, installed by Accu-Brick Paving Systems Outdoor Fireplace: From William Smith Fireplaces & Home Accents Mantel: From Factors Walk Warehouse in downtown Charleston by Joseph Wickes Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans from Premier Lighting Supply Surveillance Camera: Camera overlooking swimming pool from Audio Warehouse Accessories: Provided by Island Daze Designs Outdoor Wicker Furniture: Provided by Sea Island Habitat for Humanity ReStore Stucco: Oyster shell tabby for stucco on foundation with elliptical arches from Carolina Supplies & Materials, installed by Camb Stucco Wrought Iron Gate: Barrel shape wrought iron gate into porte-cochere from Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks (see page 176) Paint Color: All paint provided by Sherwin-Williams Paints Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting


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Rooftop Deck With a 45-foot height restriction on the Idea House, we were ecstatic when Architect Shelley Clark-Glidewell told us she was able to accommodate one of our most important items on our wish list—a rooftop deck. The 20 x 20 foot oversized widow's walk is spacious enough for many to enjoy the Friday night fireworks display put on by the Charleston Riverdogs. The rooftop observation deck can be accessed by a wrought iron staircase off the playroom, and creates a spectacular outdoor living room with 360-degree views of the Ashley River, The Citadel, and tops of the Ravenel Bridge. Heavy teak furniture will withstand the elements, and sightlines are enhanced by the steel cabling handrail system.

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Back Porch Ceiling Fan: Ceiling fan from Premier Lighting Supply Recessed Lighting: Can lighting from Charleston Lighting & Interiors, installed by Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc. Ceiling Mount Speakers: Sony brand surround sound speakers from Audio Warehouse Wall Pendants: Outdoor lanterns from Charleston Lighting & Interiors Outdoor Furniture: Available at Morris Sokol Furniture Outdoor Curtains: Available at Pottery Barn Floor System: Sonneborn waterproof porch floor system from Sealtight of South Carolina, LLC Joggling Board: The Old Charleston Joggling Board Company Paint Color: Piazza Blue on ceiling and Deer Skin on walls from Sherwin-Williams Paints Colors of Historic Charleston Paint Contractor: All coatings completed by Arnold Painting

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1) A hanging natural gas lantern from William Smith Fireplaces welcomes guests at the front door. It has an electronic ignition so it operates on demand rather than wasting energy. Solid cypress beadboard from The Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store was stained to color match the handrails and mahogany door. 2) An Emtek oil rubbed bronze front entry lockset from Foxworth Decorative Hardware is mounted on a solid mahogany 8-foot tall door with beveled glass. 3) An 18-foot wide single garage door from Overhead Door Company of Charleston is both attractive and long-lasting since it is made from composite materials. Wall-mounted lights on either side of the garage from Rick's Lighting & Supplies blend in with the motif while providing subtle nighttime lighting.

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4) Tumbled driveway pavers from Lowcountry Paver resemble cobblestones and were expertly installed by Accu-Brick Paving Systems. A wrought iron gate custom-made by Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks at the entrance to the porte cochere provides security while allowing natural cooling breezes to pass through unhindered.

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5) A surveillance camera is on call 24 hours a day to capture the image of visitors who ring the door bell at the front door.

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6) SmartVent foundation flood vents do not detract from the appearance of the Idea House like other vent systems do. The hydrostatic vents stay closed until a flood occurs, keeping unwanted dust and insects from intruding the Idea House. 7) The galvalume metal roof from Eagle Metals reflects the suns rays to help make it easier to cool the Idea House in the summertime. To save money, a hybrid system of gutters from Gutter Masters was installed, consisting of less expensive K-Style gutters on the back of the Idea House and pricier half-rounds on the front and side of the house.

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Audio Warehouse Carolina Custom Security & Sound

Builder

Charles Towne Builders Johnson Home Improvement

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Building Materials

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Cabinetry

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Drywall

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237-1684

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Hardscapes

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SmartVent Foundation Flood Vents

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Clear Blue Pools

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Atlantic Surveying, Inc.

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Port City Glass & Mirror, Inc. Quality Mirror & Glass, Inc.

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821-9980

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856-0202

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Diversified Woods, Inc.

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Pilings

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853-0708 559-1214

Pest Control

Airtight Sprayfoam of Charleston, LLC 225-5833

Interior Design

452-4864

Paintings & Photographs

Roofing

Allstate Insurance—Lee Demarest

529-0204

Paint Contractor

United Rentals

Land Surveying

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Sherwin-Williams Paints

Insulation

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577-3339

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881-6262

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AD DIRECTORY A World Apart...................................................79 Accu-Brick Paving Systems..............................43 Advanced Window Fashions............................27 Affordable Granite, LLC....................................177 AGM Imports....................................................8 AIA Architects................................................... 46 Airtight of Charleston.......................................57 AKL Professional Interiors................................81 All About Garage Doors...................................159 Andrew M.G. Smith Landscape Architect........141 Antebellum Home Inspection..........................35 Arborscape Tree Preservation..........................170 Arnold Painting................................................79 Artistic Design & Construction........................2 Atkinson Pools & Spas....................................161 Atlantic Stone................................................... 103 Audio-Tech Systems......................................... 167 Audio Warehouse............................................. 63 Best Buy Blinds................................................145 Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath...................103 Black Dog Design.............................................59 Blue Haven Pools & Spas................................77 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc...............18,19 Buckhannon Brothers Tile Showroom............ 13 Buffington Homes LP.......................................83 Builders Hardware of South Carolina, Inc.......147 California Closets.............................................7 Cape Fear Riverwood.......................................153 Carolina Custom Security................................177 Carolina Flooring..............................................173 Carolina Kitchens of Charleston, Inc...............145 Carolina Machine Finishing..............................97 Carolina Window & Millwork, LLC....................149 Carpenter's Antiques & Restoration...............25 Cemex...............................................................95 Charleston Cabinets, Inc..................................149 Charleston Group, The.....................................121 Charleston Lamp Company.............................93 Charleston Lighting and Interiors....................73 Charleston One Source....................................51 Charleston’s Rigging and Marine Hardware....107 Charlestone Design LLC...................................97 Charles Towne Builders Inc..............................115 Charlestowne Caseworks................................83 Cinder Creek Construction...............................9 Clear Blue Pools Inc.........................................121 Closets & Organization By Design..................179 Coastal Additions, LLC.....................................123 Coastal Cabinet Company...............................155 Coastal Construction........................................149 Coastal Transformations..................................87 Colson Electric & Elevators, Inc.......................41 Connect-Tec......................................................143 Connolly's Bath & Tile Works..........................117 Controlit, Inc.....................................................181 Creative Touch Interiors................................... 53 Crown Home Builders...................................... 79 Culligan............................................................ 123 CurrentSafe, Electrical Fire Protection............. 45

Daltile............................................................... 95 Danco Furniture............................................... 87 Davis Tile.......................................................... 157 Deckcrafters of South Carolina........................ 157 Designer Kitchens and Baths, Inc.................... 111 Diversified Woods, Inc..................................... 115 Dockmasters Construction.............................. 95 East Cooper Decorative Hardware.................. 33 ECL Design....................................................... 167 English Custom Closets................................... 37 ESC Elevator..................................................... 93 ESS Environmental Solutions and Service...... 107 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc................................ 67 Fieldstone Center............................................. 17,51 Fine Rugs of Charleston................................... 45 Floor It Now...................................................... 77 FloorCo............................................................. 123 Foxworth Decorative Hardware, LLC................ 4 Gable Elevator..................................................153 Gale Ray Faux Finishes....................................141 Gutter Masters, Inc.......................................... 151 Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, The............ 151 Homewerx........................................................ 165 Horizon Custom Homes................................... 105 Hostetler Custom Cabinetry............................ 29 House Interiors................................................ 21 Imperial Docks by Design................................ 115 Innercoastal Millworks..................................... 103 Island Daze Designs........................................ 182 Island Moving Professionals, LLC.................... 127 Isokern............................................................. 157 J. Rhodes Interior Design Inc........................... 55 Jilco Kitchen & Bath......................................... 81 Kitchens By Design.......................................... 161 Kolbe Gallery.................................................... 15 Lawrence Hall Construction............................. 93 Leafguard......................................................... 35 Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.............. 165 Legare Farms.................................................... 182 LePore's Custom Pools, Inc............................. 139 Liberty Cedar.................................................... 127 Live Oak Custom Cabinet Co, The................... 21 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks....................... 97 Lowcountry Lighting Center.............................63 Lowcountry Paver............................................. 3 Lowcountry Stone Solutions............................ 35 Lowcountry Tile Contractors............................ 105 M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place)......... 131 Maid Pure......................................................... 27 Mantles, Marble, & Granite Specialties, LLC... 127 Max Crosby Construction................................. 38 MaxCare Floor Care.......................................... 79 Melcer Tile Company Inc.................................. 5 Mevers Kitchens & Baths................................ 107 Mills Brothers Heating & Air............................ 111 Moluf’s............................................................. back Moonlighting.................................................... 155 Muhler Company, The......................................10 Murray Window Coverings............................... 175 MW Hunter Custom Interiors........................... 67 Noland..............................................................171 Norton Homes LLC...........................................143

Not Just Fabrics................................................29 Overhead Door Company................................153 Palmetto Carpet & Floor Coverings.................151 Palmetto Concrete & Coating Services...........41 Palmetto Exterminators...................................167 Palmetto Hardwood Floors Inc........................109 Palmetto Mosquito Control.............................131 Palmetto Surfacing..........................................181 Palmetto Tile Distributors................................22 PermaCoat of Charleston.................................89 Platt's Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.........179 Port City Glass & Mirror...................................73 Port City Roofing..............................................141 Port City Supply...............................................87 Premier Power Generation...............................123 Priester Custom Contracting, LLC....................177 Pulliam Home Remodeling..............................109 Quality Marble.................................................179 Red Element Design Studio.............................31 Redefining Luxe...............................................127 Relax the Back.................................................139 Renovation Solutions.......................................31 Richard Moutz Architecture LLC......................12 Rick's Lighting..................................................22 Rug Décor.........................................................59 S. Colosi Construction.....................................77 San Juan Pools & Spas....................................179 Sawtooth Construction....................................131 Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.....................113 Second Wind Consulting..................................171 Sherwin-Williams.............................................83 Smart Vent Foundation Flood Vents................147 Smith's Heating & Air......................................59 Sodbusters Inc.................................................53 Solar Reflection Inc..........................................73 SolarTek Energy of Charleston........................69 Solarworks Group Inc......................................181 Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services, Inc.......171 Southcoast Exteriors........................................27 Southeast Kitchens..........................................165 Southern Kitchens of Charleston.....................11 Southern Lumber and Millwork Corp..............99 Southern Stonescapes Unlimited....................157 Storm Resistant Homes...................................161 Sullivan Custom Cabinets................................53 Tailored Closets................................................57 Teak Hut, The...................................................115 Terrace Oaks Antique Mall...............................55 Thomas M. Evans Master Builders..................6 Three Rivers Construction...............................99 United Rental...................................................182 UNITS Mobile Storage.....................................25 US Home Protect.............................................113 Verde Fine Finishes..........................................139 Westra Builders................................................37 Wholesale Appliance Center............................109 William C. Pritchard Co, Inc.............................69 William Smith Fireplaces.................................175 Windward Shutters..........................................43 Woodboys........................................................117 Working Hands................................................89

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Fireplace Surrounds Affordable Granite LLC 871-2317 Charlestone Design LLC 216-3831 Floor Co. 566-9446 Fireplaces Isokern/ Earthcore Industries 904-363-3417 M & M Oil and Propane (The Fireplace) 402-7790 William Smith Fireplaces 766-0347 Flood Vents Smartvent 877-441-8368 Floor Coating MaxCare Floor Care 577-9401 Flooring Buckhannon Brothers Tile Showroom 881-8911 Cape Fear Riverwood Products 910-371-0388 Carolina Flooring 225-0700 Charleston One Source 278-1751 Connolly's Bath and Tile Works, LLC 737-5002 Designer Kitchens and Baths, Inc 763-7717 Floor Co. 566-9446 Floor It Now 571-5230 Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, The 912-583-2236 Homewerx 270-2204 Melcer Tile Company Inc. 744-5345 Palmetto Carpet & Floor Coverings 881-6868 Palmetto Hardwood Floors Inc. 884-6191 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 266-8700 Woodboys 851-0026 Foundation Three Rivers Construction 860-3535 Furniture A World Apart 762-1884 Danco Furniture 884-2256 Diversified Woods, Inc 795-3041 Island Daze 532-1041 Not Just Fabrics 852-0837 Relax The Back 881-1866 Sea Island Habitat for Humanity 559-4009 Teak Hut, The 856-2095 Terrace Oaks Antique Mall 795-9689 Furniture Restoration Carpenter's Antiques & Restoration 884-3411 Garage Doors All About Garage Doors 832-4304 Overhead Door Company 767-0028 Garage Organization California Closets 762-7980 Closets & Organization by Design 760-1315 English Custom Closets 856-3559 Tailored Closets 696-0791 Garden Décor M & M Oil and Propane (The Fireplace) 402-7790 Generators Premier Power Generation 329-4202 Smith's Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. 552-3772 Grills M & M Oil and Propane (The Fireplace) 402-7790 Wholesale Appliance Center 556-0917 William Smith Fireplaces 766-0347 Gutters Gutter Masters Inc 720-4174 Leafguard 832-3353 Hardscapes Accu-Brick Paving Systems of Charleston 864-476-9000 Carolina Supplies & Materials 723-6588 Cemex 744-2992 Charlestone Design LLC 216-3831 Deckcrafters of South Carolina 795-1880 Fieldstone Center of Charleston Inc. 557-1225 Lowcountry Paver 784-7104 Southern Stonescapes Unlimited 532-7856 Hardwood Floor Refinishing MaxCare Floor Care 577-9401 Palmetto Hardwood Floors Inc. 884-6191 Woodboys 851-0026 Hardwood Floors Carolina Flooring 225-0700 Charleston One Source 278-1751 Creative Touch Interiors 284-0069 Floor Co. 566-9446 Floor It Now 571-5230 Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, The 912-583-2236 MaxCare Floor Care 577-9401 Palmetto Carpet & Floor Coverings 881-6868 Palmetto Hardwood Floors Inc. 884-6191 Woodboys 851-0026 Home Décor A World Apart 762-1884 House Interiors 216-2002 MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 Red Element Design Studio 768-0951 Home Inspection Antebellum Home Inspection 884-0098


Home Theater Audio Tech Systems (ATS) 277-0059 Audio Warehouse 571-0535 Carolina Custom Security & Sound 881-4802 Connect Tec 564-1551 Controlit, Inc 628-4290 Hurricane Shutters / Protection Muhler Company, The 572-9727 Smartvent 877-441-8368 Solar Reflection Inc. 769-6087 Solarworks Group, Inc. 884-5123 Storm Resistant Homes 450-0300 Windward Shutters, LLC 881-6262 HVAC (Heating and Air) Mills Brothers Heating & Air 764-1919 Platts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 797-6787 Smith's Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. 552-3772 Indoor Air Quality Mills Brothers Heating and Air 764-1919 Insulation Airtight of Charleston 225-5833 Charleston One Source 278-1751 Interior Decorating AKL Professional Interiors 764-3006 Creative Touch Interiors 284-0069 Fine Rugs of Charleston 577-3386 House Interiors 216-2002 Jennifer Rhodes Interior Design, Inc. 795-9411 Red Element Design Studio 768-0951 Redefining Luxe 607-1819 Landscape Design ECL Design 224-8092 Landsmith 766-5263 Landscape Lighting Moonlighting 853-3221 Premier Power Generation 329-4202 Landscaping ECL Design 224-8092 Landsmith 766-5263 Sodbusters Inc. 856-0202 Lawn and Garden Sodbusters Inc. 856-0202 Light Fixtures Charleston Lamp Company 763-9150 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 766-3055 Ferguson Enterprises Inc. 747-6301 Lowcountry Lighting Center 881-4170 Noland Company 744-8213 Premier Lighting 745-2820 Rick's Lighting 763-2282 William Smith Fireplaces 766-0347 Liquid Vinyl Siding PermaCoat of Charleston 763-4562 Lumber Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 Heart Pine Floor & Cypress Store, The 912-583-2236 Southern Lumber and Millwork Corp. 744-6281 Mantels AGM Imports 747-0088 Charlestone Design LLC 216-3831 Diversified Woods, Inc 795-3041 Hostetler Custom Cabinetry 795-0946 Marble AGM Imports 747-0088 Quality Marble, Inc. 851-9717 Marine Contractors Dockmasters Construction 559-7010 Masonry Isokern/ Earthcore Industries 904-363-3417 Millwork Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 Cape Fear Riverwood Products 910-371-0388 Carolina Window and Millwork 803-779-4040 Charlestowne Caseworks 795-6210 Diversified Woods, Inc 795-3041 Innercoastal Millworks 853-8783 Liberty Cedar 744-0450 Muhler Company, The 572-9727 Southern Lumber and Millwork Corp. 744-6281 Mirrors Charleston Lighting and Interiors 766-3055 Port City Glass and Mirror 577-6500 Quality Marble Inc. 851-9717 Moisture Control ESS: Environmental Solutions + Service 881-0027 Mold Prevention ESS: Environmental Solutions + Service 881-0027 US Home Protect 225-5147 Movers or Moving Island Moving Professionals LLC 971-6069 UNITS Mobile Storage 571-2377 Outdoor Comfort Teak Hut, The 856-2095

Outdoor Furniture Teak Hut, The 856-2095 Outdoor Kitchens Carolina Kitchens of Charleston, Inc. 856-8255 Ferguson Enterprises Inc. 747-6301 M & M Oil and Propane (The Fireplace) 559-1972 Southeast Kitchens 795-8809 Paint PermaCoat of Charleston 763-4562 Sherwin-Williams Paints 529-0204 Painter Arnold Painting 452-4864 Carolina Machine Finishing 760-0029 Thomas M. Evans Constr. + Dev., LLC 442-0277 Verde LLC 532-1970 Painter – Faux Gale Ray Faux Finishes 769-0856 Verde LLC 532-1970 Palm Trees Arborscape Tree Preservation 571-0233 Patio Furniture M & M Oil and Propane (The Fireplace) 402-7790 Teak Hut, The 856-2095 Pest Control Ledford's Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 766-8298 Palmetto Exterminators 766-9701 Palmetto Mosquito Control 766-9701 US Home Protect 225-5147 Plumbing Southcoast Electrical & Plumbing Services Inc 442-0800 Plumbing Fixtures Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath 577-5440 Connolly's Bath and Tile Works, LLC 737-5002 Ferguson Enterprises Inc. 747-6301 Moluf's 723-4881 Noland Company 744-8213 Port City Supply 554-0450 Professional Designer / Kitchens Kitchens by Design 849-6890 Propane M & M Oil and Propane (The Fireplace) 559-1972 William Smith Fireplaces 766-0347 Remodeling Arnold Painting 452-4864 Artistic Design & Construction 573-2444 Black Dog Design 303-5772 Buffington Homes LLC 768-8525 Charles Towne Builders Inc. 971-0955 Coastal Additions 608-3250 Coastal Construction & Development 849-9005 Connolly's Bath and Tile Works, LLC 737-5002 Designer Kitchens and Baths, Inc 763-7717 Norton Homes, LLC 442-1862 Port City Roofing LLC 901-9006 Priester's Custom Contracting LLC 200-8495 Renovation Solutions 697-0239 Riverland Builders 693-2117 S. Colosi Construction 296-7303 Sea Island Habitat for Humanity 559-4009 Second Wind Consulting 216-6932 Southeast Kitchens 795-8809 Thomas M. Evans Constr. + Dev., LLC 442-0277 Westra Builders 284-8514 William C Pritchard 889-1313 Retaining Walls Dockmasters Construction 559-7010 Roofing Homewerx 270-2204 Port City Roofing 901-9006 Pulliam Home Remodeling 873-5578 Southcoast Exteriors, Inc. 881-0020 Rugs Fine Rugs of Charleston 577-3386 Rug Décor 766-7783 Security Systems Carolina Custom Security & Sound 881-4802 Shower Doors Port City Glass and Mirror 577-6500 Quality Marble, Inc. 851-9717 Shutters Advanced Window Fashions 881-8858 Windward Shutters, LLC 881-6262 Siding Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 Carolina Machine Finishing 760-0029 Muhler Company, The 572-9727 Pulliam Home Remodeling 873-5578 Skylights Coastal Transformations 849-9520 Sod Sodbusters Inc. 856-0202 Solar Solutions Solartek Energy of Charleston 937-9999

Spas & Hot Tubs Atkinson Pools & Spas 881-3068 Blue Haven Pools & Spas 552-6000 Clear Blue Pools Inc. 851-1067 Lepore’s Custom Pools 817-4028 San Juan Pools & Spas 406-7946 Sports/Entertainment Charleston RiverDogs 723-7241 Stained Glass Coastal Transformations 849-9520 Stone Products Affordable Granite LLC 871-2317 AGM Imports 747-0088 Atlantic Stone LLC 737-5004 Buckhannon Brothers Tile Showroom 881-8911 Charlestone Design LLC 216-3831 Daltile 824-1970 Fieldstone Center of Charleston Inc. 557-1225 Lowcountry Paver 784-7104 Lowcountry Stone Solutions 853-5190 Palmetto Surfacing Inc. 569-1131 Quality Marble, Inc. 851-9717 Southern Stonescapes Unlimited 532-7856 Storage Island Moving Professionals LLC 971-6069 Units Mobile Storage 571-2377 Structural Insulated Panels Global Building Solutions/Crown Home Builders 881-3590 Structured Wiring Audio Tech Systems (ATS) 277-0059 Audio Warehouse 571-0535 Carolina Custom Security & Sound 881-4802 Connect Tec 564-1551 Controlit, Inc 628-4290 Sunrooms Coastal Additions 608-3250 Swimming Pools Atkinson Pools & Spas 881-3068 Blue Haven Pools & Spas 552-6000 Clear Blue Pools Inc. 851-1067 Lepore's Custom Pools, Inc. 817-4028 San Juan Pools & Spas 406-7946 Termite Contract Ledford's Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 766-8298 Tile Buckhannon Brothers Tile Showroom 881-8911 Connolly's Bath and Tile Works, LLC 737-5002 Creative Touch Interiors 284-0069 Daltile 824-1970 Davis Tile, Inc. 835-8895 Floor It Now 571-5230 Lowcountry Tile Contractors 763-2161 Melcer Tile Company Inc. 744-5345 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 266-8700 Quality Marble, Inc. 851-9717 Working Hands 647-9807 Tile Installation Davis Tile, Inc. 835-8895 Trees and Shrubs Arborscape Tree Preservation 571-0233 Wallpaper Sherwin-Williams Paints 529-0204 Water Proofing Sherwin-Williams Paints 529-0204 Water Purification Culligan 767-3333 Whole House Audio Audio Tech Systems (ATS) 277-0059 Audio Warehouse 571-0535 Carolina Custom Security & Sound 881-4802 Connect Tec 564-1551 Controlit, Inc 628-4290 Window Treatments Advanced Window Fashions 881-8858 Best Buy Blinds 884-3454 Creative Touch Interiors 284-0069 Murray Window Coverings 769-4506 MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 Solar Reflection Inc. 769-6087 Solarworks Group, Inc. 884-5123 Windows Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 Carolina Window and Millwork 803-779-4040 Coastal Additions 608-3250 Coastal Transformations 849-9520 Kolbe Gallery, The 881-0038 Muhler Company, The 572-9727 Pulliam Home Remodeling 873-5578 Southern Lumber and Millwork Corp. 44-6281 Window Authority 852-7873 Wrought Iron Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-515-3023

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Fall marks the return of many popular primetime television series. What is your most TiVo-ed TV show?

"I only watch two shows... House and Medium. Mike Furlinger, owner of the new Terrace Hippodrome Theater downtown (which was recently listed in the New York Times as the theater to visit in Charleston!)

nway is about to start again “I have a couple! Project Ru I am naturally drawn to the and, being a photographer, ason . I just watched the first se artistic aspects of the show e d I think it’s interesting to se of the show NYC Prep, an g ein se like I w up so quickly… how those kids have to gro of d inhibitions. I’m also a fan their social interactions an s Road Show.” Ghost Hunters and Antique Center for Director of the Charleston Stacy Pearsall, owner and ro Award for her He an ently presented the Americ Photography who was rec rapher in Iraq tog pho tary mili ile serving as a heroic actions under fire wh

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