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CONTENTS

In Every Issue 50 58 60 62 66 68 70 72 74 76 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 248 258

Editor's Note Meet + Greet He Said / She Said Editor’s Finds of the Season Crafted in Charleston Greenhouse H2OME Top Five Learning the Lingo Industry Profiles Your Money’s Worth Storage Solutions Pro On the Go Ask the Experts Change Makers Clean Thinking Project Files Shop Talk Until Next Time

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Features 126 Wine and Unwind

Wine moguls Robert and Lydia Mondavi opened the doors of their St. Helena Island home to the Charleston Home + Design team. We sit down with the power couple to chat all things wine, home, family, and what the next steps in their journey are.

140 Architect's Gallery of Custom Homes We chat with Lowcountry architects about their custom projects. Get inside the brain of the architect’s as they talk about their creations and what went into the design.

154 Spectacular Outdoor Living

Warm weather is here so we’ve gathered a collection of stunning outdoor living projects. Ranging from custom pools to outdoor dining, this comprehensive guide shows it all.

Cover Photograph by Patrick Brickman

214 2020 CSOL Designer Showhouse

126 Robert and Lydia Mondavi of Mondavi Winery

While the showhouse never opened to the public, the designers pulled together an amazing design. Peruse through this section to see the stunning spaces in this historic Downtown home set to open as a bed and breakfast later this year.

242 How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

As we enter our 5-month hurricane season it’s important to make sure that you, and your home, are prepared for the effects. Search through this guide to learn what you can do to get your home hurricane ready.

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charleston HOME+DESIGN Publishing Publisher • Timothy A. Barkley Operations Manager • Beth Sanchez

Editorial & Production Editor • Alli Steinke

Art & Photography Art Director • Patrick Brickman Graphic Designer & Photographer • Callie Cranford Graphic Designer & Photographer • Ebony Ellis

Social Media Marketing Intern • Rachael Lolar

Advertising Senior Account Manager • Wendy Murad Account Manager • Brittanie Vincent

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

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New Home Charleston (NHC) has not independently tested any services or products advertised herein and has verified no claims made by its advertisers regarding those services or products. NHC makes no warranties or representations and assumes no liability for any claims regarding such services or products. Readers are advised to consult with the advertiser and/or other home repair/renovation professionals regarding any such claims and regarding the suitability of an advertiser’s products. No reproduction of printed materials is permitted without the consent of the Publisher of Charleston Home + Design magazine. Copyright 2020 by New Home Charleston, Inc., all rights reserved.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

L ooking Forward

igating the world we live in today. Our annual outdoor living guide highlights over 50 projects of the dreamiest outdoor spaces created by Charleston’s own. In addition to the outdoor living guide, this issue also features our hurricane guide. We’ve talked to hurricane home experts of the Lowcountry to help inform you about what products are best to protect your dwelling during hurricane season. Each year, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League pulls together a stunning renovation of a downtown home with the help of the Lowcountry’s top interior designers. This year, while the home never opened to the public, CH+D is bringing you exclusive, never before seen coverage of the home. Our architect’s gallery is another look behind the design. We chat with local architects and residential home designers about what inspires them and the importance of using their services on your next project. They show us into the homes they’ve crafted with careful care and attention to detail.

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couldn’t write this letter without addressing the worldwide pandemic we’ve faced over the past few months. I am not a doctor and I am not an expert on this, after all, as you know by reading this, I’m the editor of a home and design magazine. But, I would like to start this letter by thanking you all for your continued support—for following us, picking up the magazine, and supporting small businesses like the companies you see featured within our pages. We are so grateful for all of you.

Mondavi is a common household name in the wine world. Robert Mondavi Jr. has continued his family’s legacy with his wife Lydia in tow. The two have not only continued to build their wine brand, but have also branched into designing a home line and Lydia has a cosmetic line. The pair invite us into their home to chat about their careers, the life they’ve built together, and the exciting things to come. Throughout this issue, I hope you find inspiration and joy in hearing stories of the human experience. Happy reading!

This issue features a collection of pieces that will hopefully bring you joy and inspiration as we continue nav-

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Story of a Successful Project

by The Audio Warehouse

Russ Pritchard, Owner of The Audio Warehouse

With close coordination between our lighting design specialist and the builder, we were able to conceal the Lutron motorized shades behind the crown in the kitchen and breakfast room. We specified and installed the Lutron Palladiom shades for the case openings and

doors, which offered a minimal mount and roller size. This eliminates distractions from the intended view while preserving the architectural esthetics. Our design tools have improved significantly with the latest shade technology and the new options for LED fixture technology. Now we are able to specify the proper color temperature and CRI (color rendering index) to promote colors and features previously not available from incandescent fixtures. Choices in fabric type also allow us to affect acoustics, manage UV damage and enhance privacy. Ultimately, planning is the key to any successful project. We encourage clients to contact us early in the design stages. By working closely with the design and build teams early in the design stages for your home or office, will ensure we are able to produce the most efficient and satisfying experience. After all is said and done, it’s the results that count!

Photography by Callie Cranford | Builder Sifly Homes Inc.

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arefully managing the relationship between natural and artificial light can improve the comfort and function of any space. In this project the goal was to keep the full view and openness of the large windows while simultaneously providing the ability to control the glare from the morning sun. The combination of the square 2-inch and 3-inch Element LED architectural fixtures evenly distributes lighting for task areas along with general illumination to highlight interior finishes. Lutron’s lighting control system allows us to automate dimming levels and shade position based on time of day or use of space.

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The Savannah Collection

by celebrity designer, Barclay Butera for Castelle is all about a lifestyle of gentility; soft bamboo touches with curated coloring, and a subtly tropical chinoiserie that could play for anyone craving pretty.

" Clients want to live simply with very little complications these days. They want glamorous, but comfortable and inviting designs to relax at the end of the day with family and friends.” –Barclay Butera

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CUSTOM HOMES • REMODELING • KITCHEN & BATHROOM REMODELING • ADDITIONS CUSTOM CABINETRY • CUSTOM CLOSETS • ROOFING • PORCHES/DECKS • MAJOR TERMITE REMEDIATION INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING • WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT

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Let the Light In Mike Townsend of Natural Home Lite chats with CH+D about the history of his company and how his team can make an impact on the natural light coming into your home.

Tell us about Natural Home Lite’s history and how you got to where you are today? In September of 2000, we were given the opportunity to take ownership of a small, family-operated remodeling company. In 2003 we were issued a General Contractors License and kept the company focused on high-end sunroom projects. We recognized that many of our clients were requesting options to brighten up other interior rooms. The search for a daylighting solution transformed our company. Today, Natural Home Lite is recognized as a residential skylight expert who specializes in transforming dark rooms to bright, happy, and healthy spaces.

What services do you offer Lowcountry homeowners? What makes you stand out amongst competitors? Natural Home Lite is a VELUX 5-Star Skylight Specialist that serves the Lowcountry from Summerville to Hilton Head. Our clients are offered solutions for existing skylight replacement projects, new cut skylight design-build projects, and two-hour SunTunnel daylighting installation services. We are a unique company because we specialize in VELUX Skylights and SunTunnel products. 58 • CH+D • Summer 2020

The Natural Home Lite team can provide daylighting expertise regarding high performance impact glass, sunlight control with solar blinds, fresh air venting skylight options that include VELUX active performance, and all with the advantage the 26 percent Federal Tax Credit.

How does your team make the process easier and stress free? What training do they receive prior to going out in the field? The first step in our process is to schedule a free in-home daylighting evaluation. After a detailed Q & A with the customer, we can identify end results and show them a library of before and after project photos that most closely reflects the project and their home. Most of the time, we can produce a quote on site and answer any work scope or budget questions. The NHL team is trained in best safety practices and is certified by the manufacturer in waterproofing and installation specifications. For more information, call Natural Home Lite at (843) 412-5162 or visit iwantlight.com.

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography Submitted by Natural Home Lite

MEET + GREET


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HE SAID / SHE SAID

Custom Building Trends

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Ryan and Jenny Butler of SHELTER Custom-Built Living discuss their favorite trends in the custom building industry.

He Said: Ryan Said: The front door to your home can set the tone for the rest of the space. If you pay attention to the little things at the very first moment someone enters your home, it stands to reason that you will pay attention to those same types of details throughout the interior.

Ryan Said: I grew up in a very ornate, traditional home and I am still drawn towards dark colors, wood furniture, rooms centered around a wood burning fireplace, and wood paneling.

Ryan Said: Commit to your own unique design style and be sure to invest in a professional interior design team. Whether you intend to move or stay, a thoughtful, well-executed design will always return dividends.

She Said: Favorite Exterior Detail

Traditional or Modern

Favorite Unique Touch

Jenny Said: Exterior staircase design is my favorite element. A well-crafted exterior staircase design using modern materials can be the architectural highlight of your home and can completely transform the look of your property.

Jenny Said: I love modern design. I am drawn to all aspects of this style— minimalism, neutral colors, clean design lines and environmentallyfriendly materials.

Jenny Said: Create a path for natural light with over-sized windows or a skylight in your custom home. Adding this unique feature not only helps light reach dim areas, but it also adds uniqueness to your custom home while increasing its value.

For more information, SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit sheltercustombuiltliving.com.

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Décor from Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 stevenshellliving.com

WE’VE SCOURED PREVIOUS PAGES OF OUR TREND’S FEATURE TO FIND SOME FAVORITE ITEMS FROM MINIMALISTIC ITEMS, THERE ARE A VARIETY OF POPULAR STYLES.

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Furniture / charlestonamishfurniture.com 3. Sphere Pendant from Charleston Lighting and Interiors / charlestonlightingandinteriors.com

4. Textured Canary Yellow Fabric from Jean’s Custom Workroom / jeanscustomworkroom.com 5. Hand-Held Mirror from Terrace Oaks Antiques / terraceoaksantiques.com 6. Sleek Counter Stool from Danco Modern Furniture / dancohome.com 7. Arched Gold Mirror from Steven Shell / stevenshellliving.com 8. 3-Legged Modern Lamp from Hausful / hausful.com 64 • CH+D • Summer 2020


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southeasterngalleries.com 11. Metallic Brass Pendant from Rick’s Lighting + Home / rickslighting.com 12. Arched Back

Stool from For the House—The Barstool Shop / thebarstoolshopcharleston.com 13. Turkish Rug from Coralberry Cottage /

coralberrycottage.com 14. Spotted Clay Vessel from CHD Interiors / chdinteriors.com 15. Horse Book Ends Charleston Lamp Company / charlestonlampcompany.com 16. Gold Wall Pendant from Carolina Lanterns & Lighting / carolinalanterns.com

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CRAFTED IN CHARLESTON

Custom Creations Will Smith is the man behind Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks. He started the company inspired by his passion for welding iron and creating unique products. His craftsmanship has allowed him to construct a variety of products from staircases, gates, and fences to handrails and window guards.

The Craftsman:

Will’s experience comes from years of working with fellow craftsmen on various projects. During this time, Will honed in on his skills and learned to work with materials outside of wood and iron.

His Process:

Story by Rachel Lolar • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Will’s process is straightforward and ensures that the project is perfect for the individual. Each job is different so it’s important to find and establish his clients’ desired look before the job is started. Once the preliminaries have been established, Will draws up the plans for the client to review and approve. He states that as long as it’s made with iron, he’ll make it.

His Philosophy:

“I want to make something that stands long after I’m gone,” Will states, and standing behind something that is made with quality work and care is important. Attention to detail and regular maintenance are Will’s priorities when it comes to his line of work. For more information, Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks at (803) 655-5653.

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(top) A custom designed gate welcomes visitors to this memorial garden beyond. (middle left) Will’s shop is always busy with he and his team working on new designs for customers. (middle right) Wrought iron spiral staircases are another specialty for Will and add a unique touch to your home. (bottom) Create a grand entrance to your home with an automated iron gate.


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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

GREENHOUSE

Eco-Friendly State of Mind An important feature people might not think about when it comes to building green are the floors. Reclaimed hardwood floors are a great, sustainable option to look into. Reclaimed wood is not only an option for floors, but can also be used

in various places throughout the home such as wall paneling, countertops, tables, and more. By using a reclaimed wood, you are helping decrease the demand for newly sourced lumber, also helping curb deforestation. This is a renewable

resource and it reduces landfill waste and the environmental hazards used to manufacture a product. For more information, call Flooring Services at (843) 388-6872 or visit fslteam.com.

Story by Rachael Lolar • Photography Provided by Heritage Pools, LLC

Relaxing Green

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Summer is here which means you will likely be spending more time in the pool, and in chlorine. Chlorine can produce chloramines and can’t kill all contaminants which can leave you at risk for skin irritation, red eyes, bacterial-borne illnesses, and hair discoloration. Rather than using less chlorine in your pool, which doesn’t offer adequate anti-bacterial protection, it is recommended that you install a Clear03 Ozone Generator and UV2 UV-C germicidal light. This bacteria fighting power combo known as the UltraClear system produces a hydroxyl radical

advanced oxidation process that breaks down nonliving waste and microorganisms that can survive in your pool, even which chlorine treatments. Heritage Pools, LLC can install this powerful UltraClear system and you can enjoy a healthier, cleaner, and more eco-friendly pool all summer long. Homeowners who chose the UltraClear system can also see big money savings as it reduces chlorine use up to 80%. For more information, call Heritage Pools, LLC at (843) 762-3417 or visit swimhere.com.


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H2OME

Modern Updates Fight the Elements

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography Provided by Decks & Docks

Our outdoor living spaces go through more wear and tear than many other places. They need to be built to stand against Mother Nature. Many homeowners in the Lowcountry enjoy docks in their backyard. These docks require expert care to ensure that they last for years. Modern technology has elongated the lives of docks and decks. Composite decking has a wood-grain texture with bullet proof shells. It also comes in a variety of colors. With its qualities, composite decking lasts for years and requires little to no maintenance. This decking is not only durable in our coastal climate, but it is also made of recycled plastic and re-purposed wood.

Clear Gutters, Protected Home Clogged gutters can cause multiple issues in your home; the biggest concern being water damage. Living in a hurricane prone environment for months out of the year, water damage is important for homeowners to prevent as much as possible. A gutter guard is maintenance free and clog free so homeowners don’t have to worry about clogged gutters causing damage to the roof, landscaping, or foundation. In addition to the guards protecting your home from damaging water, they also come in a multiple colors to match your home and help make home maintenance safer, as homeowners no longer have to climb up on a ladder to clean out the gutters. For more information, call Ultimate Gutter Guard at (843) 410-0645 or visit gutterscharleston.com.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography Provided by Ultimate Gutter Guard

For more information, call Decks & Docks at (843) 266-9675 or visit decks/docks.com.


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TOP FIVE

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford

LEARNING THE LINGO

Must-Know Real Estate Jargon Buying a house can be overwhelming if you don’t know the language. Check out the terms below to ensure that you are well informed throughout the process so you can make the best decision for your family.

CMA (Comparative Market Analysis)

Realtors run CMAs once a home is listed. This is a report of similar homes that have been sold in your area. It is used so that agents can determine an accurate list price for your house.

Escrow Money

When a home is in escrow, that means that the buyer has put an agreed upon amount of money down to hold the property. The money is held in the account until both the buyer and seller fulfill their obligations written out in the purchase agreement.

Contingencies

Conditions in the purchasing agreement that must be taken care of before the sale goes through. These can be things such as getting an inspector or waiting for the buyer to sell their own home before closing.

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Closing

The closing meeting at the attorney’s office will finalize the deal. The seller and buyer sign final documents and funds are distributed. Prior to closing inspections, CL100s, appraisals, lending approvals, setting up movers, and most other tasks are complete.

Mortgage Repayment Penalties

The bank may charge you penalties for paying off your mortgage early. These payments are meant to protect lenders from potential interest losses. Depending on your situation, banks may ask for three months worth of interest payments. For more information, call Island House Real Estate at (843) 847-1762 or visit islandhouserealestate.com.

(top) Staging your home is just one way to help increase interest for potential buyers. Just remember to keep it simple. (above) Tricia Peterson and Holly Buceti strive to assist homeowners from start to finish in the home buying process.


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INDUSTRY PROFILES

Building Blocks

BUILDER:

John Goodwin COMPANY:

Stono Construction CREDENTIALS:

John began his career in home building in 1999. Prior to co-founding Stono Construction, he served as Director of Construction for a Fortune 500 home building corporation and a large privately held firm, in addition to other management roles within the industry. He has also served on the Board of Directors at Charleston Habitat for Humanity since 2015.

What is unique about this home? We were one of the first builders to use Henry Blueskin, a self-adhered air and vapor barrier membrane (home wrap), on a residential home built downtown, as well as alternating exposures on lap siding with woven corners. Because of those features and others, this home won the 2019 Carolopolis Award for new construction from the Preservation Society of Charleston.

How did you ensure that the homeowners were getting everything they wanted in a custom home? We must give credit here to Laura Altman at LFA Architecture, since she was actively involved in the project. We held weekly meetings with her, and our clients also attended some of those at certain intervals during the job. Since the owners were usually out of town, detailed meeting minutes with progress pictures were provided for all to review.

What advice do you have for homeowners wanting to build their own home? Do a significant amount of due diligence to make sure that building on the prospective lot will not result in unexpected costs. Many things can affect the total cost basis. Sub-soil conditions, flooding/FEMA implications, setbacks, easements, wetlands, clearing, drainage, utilities availability, HOA or BAR requirements to name a few. Spend time preparing. There is no substitute for proper planning, including design work up front to help reduce cost and time overruns during the construction phase. Make a detailed list of must-haves and do research on them. For more information, call Stono Construction at (843) 805-4141 or visit stonoconstruction.com.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman • Portrait Provided by Stono Construction • Bottom Left Photograph by John Goodwin


INDUSTRY PROFILES

Inspired Interiors

DESIGNER:

Jennifer Ferrell COMPANY:

Riverside Designers CREDENTIALS:

Jennifer earned her degree in Interior Design from the University of Georgia before returning to her native Charleston roots. As the owner and principal designer of Riverside Designers, she enjoys working on a wide variety of projects with a two-fold outcome— beautiful interiors and happy clients.

What was your initial consultation with these homeowners like? What style were they looking for? These clients split their time between Charleston and Canada, so they wanted a casual, beach vibe that they could enjoy with loved ones.

What technology do you use when designing? How often are you showing clients new designs as they change throughout the process? We only met with these clients a handful of times during the construction so technology was paramount in communication. Email, phone calls, FaceTime during site visits, and Keynote and Morpholio for room board presentations worked well throughout the process.

How did you work with the homeowners to overcome challenges that came along during the project? Making construction and furnishings selections for a new-construction home is always challenging, especially under deadline. Solutionsoriented communication is key for managing these challenges.

Why was it beneficial for these homeowners to work with an interior designer? These clients wanted to enjoy the process of building this home without the stress of design selections. They also wanted to arrive at a fully furnished home. Down to putting sheets on the beds and leaving a welcome basket of wine, we love delivering a full-service experience for our clients. For more information, call Riverside Designers at (843) 377-2600 or visit riversidedesigners.com.

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Taking a Look at the Cost of

Exterior Products

The money you invest in the building materials for your custom dwelling will result in a well constructed home that can handle daily wear and tear.

Windows and Doors Installing high impact windows and doors is a sure way to protect your home against heavy winds often prevalent in the Lowcountry. Andersen impact glass windows and doors are hurricane rated for an optimal safeguard during hurricane season. These windows are also energy efficient. The coastal products are made of aluminum and vinyl, and with multiple lines, there are options for homeowners with a variety of tastes.

Decking IPE decking is a naturally rot resistant tropical hardwood. With the proper care, IPE decking can last up to 40 years so you will not have to worry about replacing it every couple of years due to wear and tear.

Cable Rail Stainless steel cable rail systems are another way to protect the home against the Lowcountry’s elements. These systems are built to last against the salty air and harsh coastal environment. 80 • CH+D • Summer 2020

Cable rail systems are made of materials that are highly resistant to corrosion, a huge benefit in our salty Lowcountry environment. They are also comprised of narrow horizontal cables which offers an incredible view of the environment, a must have with these gorgeous Lowcountry views.

Exterior Trim Elite Treated® exterior trim is primed and milled from dry pressure treated lumber. It is treated with a non-arsenic based preservative that is environmentally safe, dried, and re-manufactured to a consistent thickness and width. It is then primed with a quality exterior oil based primer that encapsulates the product on all six sides. The drying process helps minimize shrinkage, warping, twisting, and cupping. Oil based primers greatly increase durability and will prevent the absorption of additional water into the encapsulated wood. For more information, call Southern Lumber & Millwork at (843) 744-6281 or visit solumber.com.

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick O'Brien

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Southeast Kitchens The cozy kitchens found in many of Charleston’s historic homes can create unique challenges for homeowners to maximize the efficiency of space and make room for modern tools and gadgets. Fortunately, the designers at Southeast Kitchens have a few creative ideas up their sleeves.

The Setting:

This two-bedroom condo in the heart of downtown has soaring ceilings and a kitchen off the entry that opens into the main living and dining space. The owners wanted a modern take on cabinets to balance the rich pine floors, original marble fireplace, and elegant trim work.

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The Solution:

U-shaped kitchens are particularly tricky with their tight corners and overlapping workspaces. Inset cabinets with flush fronts offer a beautiful, clean look, but also reduce door widths to further compound space constraints. To improve everyday access to cooking utensils and supplies, full-height pullouts flanking the built-in range were added. These small cabinets are a great way to optimize narrow spaces without using fillers. To make efficient use of corners, the carousels in a lazy Susan are the go-to solution for this designer. Omega Cabinetry offers independently rotating, plywood trays, each mounted on its own shelf so there’s no center pole to get in the way. For additional storage and extra counter space in this layout, base cabinets were wrapped around all sides of the peninsula. The shallow cabinets allow easy access to platers and glass cookware that might otherwise get buried in a standard depth unit. The continuation of the inset door panels around the island provides a cohesive look that beautifully ties this kitchen together. For more information, call Southeast Kitchens at (843) 795-8809 or visit sekitchens.com.

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Island Storage on All Sides

Story by Rachel Lolar • Photography by Patrick Brickman

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PRO ON THE GO

A Day in the Life of Garage Experts Follow along as we get a behind the scenes look into the daily life of the professionals at Precision Garage Door Service.

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The next step to install the system is to ensure smooth door operation. He runs the door manually up and down to make sure that there is proper spacing between the rails. The springs on the rollers and hinges are lubricated so the door travels smoothly and quietly when opening and closing. Matt then moves on installing the exterior weather seal. The vinyl weather seal is cut to the appropriate lengths and attached to the framing, creating a seal for the door. Matt caulks the vinyl to the framing for extra precaution so the weather seal is moisture tight.

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Matt Bonham, one of the lead installers at Precision begins his day bright and early. He reviews his schedule to see what installs he has and locates the parts he’ll need. He double checks to see if there are any special requests on the work order, straps everything into the truck, and heads to his first appointment.

By now the panels and rails have been assembled. He first attaches the rails to the framing and stacks the panels in the door opening. Then, he ensures that the panels are level and appropriately spaced between the rails. The next step is to install the spring system. Matt sets the system into place and secures it to the framing and rails. Once he sets the cable tension he winds the springs using a surewinder for safety. After Matt installs the spring system, tension is applied to test the balance of the door and minor adjustments are made to ensure proper balance.

An hour later, Matt has finished the installation of the garage door and moves on to the install of the door opener. He attaches brackets above the door and hangs the opener with an angle iron. The safety sensors and wall buttons are wired up, the opener gets connected to the door, and the remotes and keypad are programmed.

8:00am Once Matt arrives at the job, he does a site check. He walks through the garage to ensure sufficient work space, confirms the measurements of the door opening, and sets up his workspace to start the install. Once his protective gear is on, Matt begins the removal of the existing door.

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1:00pm Matt has finished installing the garage door and the opener. He runs the door up and down with the homeowner to demonstrate the smooth and proper operation of their new door. Matt explains the safety features of the door and the opener and reviews maintenance requirements. Once the site is all cleaned up, Matt takes pictures of the finished product.

2:30pm Matt returns to the office to unload the debris from the install and organize his truck for the next day’s work. He uploads the photos he took to the tablet so they can show prospective clients examples of their work. Matt catches up on emails he missed while he was in the field. For more information, call Precision Garage Door Service at (803) 754-7933 or visit precisiondoorcharleston.com.


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ASK THE EXPERTS

Expert Know How

Admired for their expertise, these home specialists offer information processes and current trends.

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“ Jim Clark

In our world today, there are a lot of people who are looking to stay in the home longer. Converting the tub into a shower or doing a walk-in tub are really good services for aging in place. The manufacturer we’re aligned with is Luxury Bath and they infuse the product with a mold inhibitor

so it’s guaranteed to not have mold. It is a semi-custom bath remodel. We are not putting a liner over an existing tub, we are totally replacing the wet area. The client can pick out colors and textures to make it the bathroom of their dreams.

For more information, call Charleston Bath Experts at (843) 216-7551 or visit charlestonbathexperts.com.

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correct? What is that process like?

What are some of the benefits of working with Circa Lighting? Our products are designed to withstand the test of time--an attribute homeowners are often looking for when they purchase decor. I’ve seen homes with Circa Lighting fixtures that were installed 20 years ago and still look lovely and stylish today. I think that really speaks to the quality of our products and how thoughtfully they are crafted. We want to make the lighting selection as seamless

as possible for our customers and we work hard to do that by guiding them through the process step by step during a remodel, new build, and decor refresh. Because so many members our staff are equipped with a design degree, we’re deeply qualified to help homeowners make decisions on what fixtures will give them the outcome they’re looking for in a certain space.

For more information, call Circa Lighting at (843) 937-5990 or visit circalighting.com.

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What do you find is trending in surfaces right now? Quartz is definitely a front-runner. Most customers are looking for a product that requires little to no maintenance and that is what they get with quartz. You’re also able to have to veining, movement, and flow that natural stone provides, however you will not have the upkeep of

natural stone. With granite, marble, and quartzite the homeowner will have some maintenance, to keep up the integrity of the stone. With quartz, upon install, you get the beautiful look and it is ready for use without the worry. That’s really what our customers are wanting right now.

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CHANGE MAKERS

Multi-Faceted Support Appreciation for the community that has supported them over the years has motivated the Carpet Baggers Carpet One team to support multiple organizations. Community involvement is at the core of who they are according to owner Dean Kelly. “We want to encourage people to help others,” Dean says. A couple of ways that Carpet Baggers helps others is in their support of Without Walls Ministry and the Lowcountry Special Olympics. Over the past five years, Carpet Baggers’ involvement with Without Walls Ministry has been in support of their Christmas Day event where they provide children in need with bikes, clothing, bibles, haircuts, and other items. Carpet Baggers works with Kickin’ Chicken to provide food and entertainment for the event.

(left) The Carpet Baggers team stands with Charlie the Riverdog during an event for the Lowcountry Special Olympics. (right) Hundreds of bikes are provided for children in need through their involvement with Without Walls Ministry.

They have also worked with the Lowcountry Special Olympics for the past five years, acting as a sponsor and participant in their annual Bocce

For more information, call Carpet Baggers Carpet One at (843) 571-0013 or visit carpetbaggerscarpetone.com.

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(above) The team is thrilled with the bathhouse they built for their beneficiaries. (below) Workers hand mix cement by adding water to the sand and stirring it together multiple times until it is fully combined.

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For the past few years, Jay Miller and his team at HWC Custom Cabinetry have been working with Remember Those, an organization dedicated to supporting primarily Christian widows and orphans, mostly as a result of their parents being persecuted and martyred, around the world. The HWC crew has aided Remember Those both financially and physically through donations and their journeys overseas. They have gone to orphanages in Burma (Myanmar) built cabinets, beds, supported medical and dental trips, and when they aren’t there, they have sent specialty hardware and tools so that the organization can continue with

various projects and operations. Jay is also grateful to support Remember Those in prayer. The organization’s love of Jesus and passion for sharing his gospel with those who have little reason to hope inspired HWC to get involved. Remember Those ministers to all parts of the person—health, nutrition, medical, dental, work skills, and spirituality. In addition, the organization is fully underwritten by Bostic Law Firm so 100 percent of donations go to the ministry. Jay encourages others to get involved in any way they can. For more information, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit hwccustomcabinetry.com.


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CLEAN THINKING

8 Products That Help Fight Germs One way to fight bacteria in your home is by selecting products with certain technologies meant to keep the germs away. In addition to frequently washing your hands, using the products below will also assist in maintaining a clean and healthy environment for your family.

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One of the most frequently touched surfaces in a home, the kitchen faucet can harbor tons of germs. With a precision sensor built into the spout, this touchless kitchen faucet allows for a no contact experience so multiple people aren’t touching the same surface.

Carolina Flooring Specialists, specializes in seamless epoxy flooring coatings that are antimicrobial as well as stain-resistant. Available in multiple colors this is a great way to maintain a clean garage. Carolina Flooring Specialists (843) 725-8502 carolinaflooringspecialists.com

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Antimicrobial technology, which inhibits the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria on the surface, is infused with the glaze of tile during manufacturing. Not only does this tile protect against extra germs, but it is also long-lasting and durable.

Homecrest Outdoor Living Furniture is designed to last for years and perform in any environment. This is in part because these products are antimicrobial and easy to clean. Part of the antimicrobial design is in the bleachable fabric that is made of Microban-infused material. Backyard Retreats (843) 856-0049 backyardretreatssc.com

This coconut lime lotion candle is hand poured and made with cosmetic-grade coconut wax, shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E, fragrance, and essential oils. It will help restore dry hands from all of the hand washing and sanitizing we’re doing.

This type of quartz is nonporous and nonabsorbent so it doesn’t harbor harmful bacteria. It’s maintenance free and can be cleaned with Lysol disinfectant wipes and other sanitizing products. Palmetto Surfacing (843) 569-1131 palmettosurfacing.com

This front loading machine has a vent system that allows fresh air inside the washer without keeping the door open. The system prevents mold and mildew from growing and uses Microban to prevent bacteria from growing.

Proven technology to mitigate airborne bacteria and viruses as well as mold, pollen dust and odors. Enclosure is infused with MicroShield® Antimicrobial that will prevent pathogens from living on the surface. It is built to last a lifetime and create the safest environment within your home. AIRBOX™ Air Purifiers (855) 927-1386 airboxairpurifier.com


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Fabulous and Functional This spec home was brought to life by a custom builder to ensure it was both stunning and fully functional for its future occupants.

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Spacious Sanctuary The master bathroom features a large vanity, shower and stand alone tub, as well as a sauna cultivating the perfect at-home spa experience.

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onfident that the Daniel Island market needed a highend, custom spec home like this, Steve Guaglianone and his team at Novella Homes began work dreaming up the contemporary coastal design. “We gathered a great local team to help create this home,” explains Steve. “DLB Custom Home Design and JLV Creative helped capture our vision perfectly and bring this project to fruition.” Because this was a spec home, the Novella crew had complete control of the design and were able to tackle a unique project they’d been thinking of for a while. “This home is a modern resort style with an open concept,” adds Steve. In order to bring in the right

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elements, Novella also enlisted the help of NextGen Automation for the home automation, Elliot Brothers for the hardwood floors, and Jilco Kitchen & Bath for the custom cabinetry. The build took 14 months from start to finish, which is a typical timeline, however the spread of the coronavirus threatened to halt the process. With proper safety precautions to implement a healthy environment for their employees and subcontractors to work in during trying times, the team was able to finish on track and even managed to sell the home within two days on the market. Some of the team’s favorite custom features include the abundance

Dimension was added to this vanity space with a statement wallpaper, accenting the high ceilings.


All About Angles An angled ceiling with wood beams gives the master bedroom a unique feel. Completed with a full wall of windows this space is bright and airy, allowing lots of natural light to pour through.

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(above) The massive deck allows the homeowners to enjoy miles of marsh views while relaxing by the fire after a family meal outside. (below) A double sided fireplace is the statement piece in this multi-functional space. On one side sits the living room, the other the dining room. And in between is a wet bar so the homeowners can entertain guests.

of oversized windows and sliding doors, the modern saltwater infinity pool and outdoor entertaining area, the spa-like master bathroom, the 10’ glass windows and vaulted ceilings with reclaimed beams in the owner’s suite, and the double-sided fireplace. These features aid in capturing the expansive marsh views throughout the home and allow the future owners to bring the outdoors inside. They also provide function and style to the home. The second floor of this contemporary Lowcountry retreat is made up of additional guests suites for visitors. Three additional bedrooms, each with a private full bath and walk-in closet offer guests plenty of space to stay for a few nights or a few weeks. A sitting area features shiplapped walls, a walk-in closet, full bathroom, and marsh views so this space could easily be converted into another guest bedroom if needed. 96 • CH+D • Summer 2020


Warm and Welcoming The living room features large windows, making the space feel bright and inviting. Coupled with plush sofas in the seating area, this space beckons for relaxation.

Other stand-out features in this home that will serve the future occupants function and fun include an elevator, outdoor fireplace and kitchen, and a large garage with space for four cars and a golf cart. The kitchen is complete with a brick backsplash, gray marble countertops, and a bridge faucet. ✴

For more information, call Novella Homes at (843) 709-2505 or visit novellahomes.com.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis

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24/7 Paradise Living in the Lowcountry allows the homeowner to enjoy the outdoors for the majority of the year. Add a custom pool to your waterfront property and get views beyond belief to enjoy while relaxing in the water no matter the time of day.

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he humidity in the Lowcountry is no joke in the summer, so having a pool is a big positive for many homeowners. The landscape architect for this waterfront property connected the homeowner with the team at Aqua Blue Pools. “For 30 years we have earned the trust of numerous homeowners, local architects, landscape architects, and general contractors who are in the business of identifying quality construction,” explains Paul Straight of Aqua Blue Pools. Because of long-term relationships that are formed, Aqua Blue gets a lot of referrals, like with this project. This homeowner wanted an in-ground concrete pool and spa 98 • CH+D • Summer 2020

combination with a stone deck and automatic pool cover. Aqua Blue worked with the landscape architect to locate the best position for the pool, designed the area for the spa, integrated the automatic cover, and worked with the existing grades to terrace the deck. Because the lot is waterfront, there were variable soil conditions which required a lot of dewatering and site grading to ensure a proper installation. Since there was more work that went into stabilizing the soil before the installation could begin, this project took a bit longer but once the soil was in good condition, they began. “There is no one size fits all,” adds Paul.


Water Views Times Two (above) This pool not only has plenty of space to lounge in the water, but it’s also right on the marsh so those views can be enjoyed while sipping on some lemonade. (below) At night both the pool and the houses on the marsh light up creating a relaxing ambiance.

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Lounge In Style The pool isn’t the only stylish feature in this outdoor oasis. The space also includes multiple lounge chairs and side tables for the homeowner to sit and make new summer memories.

“The best conditions occur when we have a well-informed customer who partners with a process-oriented company that has the best interests of all parties involved in the project.” Stabilizing the soil wasn’t the only challenge for the team to overcome during this installation. The stone decking needed reworking a couple of times due to settlement. “This required multiple visits to correct until the sub base was properly compacted,” expounds Paul. But the team’s knowledge and experience allowed them to properly solve the issue and continue the work that resulted in a pool the homeowners can enjoy for years to come. Once the installation is complete, the Aqua Blue service team goes to the house weekly to maintain cleanliness, balance chemistry, and check that the components are sufficient so they can help the homeowner keep the pool in good condition. ✴ For more information, call Aqua Blue Pools at (843) 767-7665 or visit aquabluepools.net.

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Sunset Stunner Unparalleled sunsets can be seen from every angle of the pool and surrounding space.


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Story by Rachael Lolar • Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Perfect Partnership Without sacrificing the homeowner’s dreams, Carpenters Restoration used creativity and methodical planning to make these cabinets a perfect fit.

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rew Taylor of Carpenters Restoration met these homeowners after a friend recommended them as a custom cabinet shop they could trust. From then on, it was a match made in heaven. The homeowners had been frustrated with semi-custom services and felt that rather than working with them to help achieve their perfect look, they were met with constant “no’s” and having to sacrifice what they wanted. Drew, however, was able to turn no into yes and worked steadily with the homeowners to transform their ideas into reality using 3D rendering and inspiration photos. The homeowners were thrilled that he was able to take on their project because they felt that with his expertise, their dream cabinets fit perfectly into the space they had.

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Like with most, some challenges arose during this project. “There isn’t always a cookie cutter answer and sometimes we had to step back and find a solution that wasn’t necessarily as obvious,” Drew explains. However, thinking outside the box and using his creativity pair with a systematic work process, ensured that the customer’s experience is smooth and enjoyable no matter what may come up during the project. Drew also helped his clients consider cost vs. price. While some projects may seem like they cost a lot up front, it ends up saving the client money, as it lasts longer and doesn’t need to be repaired right away. He urged the customers to consider how much it will cost to fix something or repaint in the long-

Drew Taylor of Carpenter's Restoration


(above) Built-ins anchor the dining room offering plenty of space to showcase special decor. (bottom left) A combination of closed cabinets and exposed shelving in the kitchen is a great way to layer the design and add interest while also maintaining functionality. (bottom right) Right off the kitchen is a custom wet bar area with more than enough space to store other kitchen items and everything the homeowners need to entertain.

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Added Function The laundry room not only holds the washer and dryer, but also features a large desk space and more custom cabinetry making this a multi-purpose space. (bottom) A nearly floor to ceiling hall tree provides each family member with their own cubbies to hang up their items when they get home.

run because it usually costs a lot more to repair or repaint rather than paying a little more upfront for a quality and long lasting product. “There is a difference between a salesman and a craftsman,” Drew believes. “Disciplined system, great materials, superior technique, unparalleled service and execution, and of course, a relentless pursuit of awesomeness, these are the special skills we bring to the table and that help make dreams come to life.” By those standards, Drew and the Carpenters Restoration team are truly craftsmen.✴ For more information, call Carpenters Restoration at (843) 884 3411 or visit carpentersrestoration.com.

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Custom Features A dining bench was incorporated into the built-ins giving the family ample seating around the table.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Holger Obenaus

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Beautiful Beachfront Build This new construction home was built with longevity in mind for its New York homeowners ready to plant roots in Charleston.

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hese New York transplants had their hearts set on this property for ten years. An amazing lot overlooking the Charleston Harbor drew them in and they knew it was worth the wait. When the lot finally became available, the couple jumped on the opportunity and began their hunt for the perfect team to build their dream home. “I got an email from the homeowners and went out to look at the lot,” explains Darryl Cobb of Cobb Architects. “It was an amazing property with a big row of trees running along the water and great views of the water and the Ravenel Bridge.” The home was also designed and

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built on a double lot, so it feels very secluded. Darryl’s design nestled the house between the trees and kept the unparalleled views in sight. The couple then began their search for the builder and Structures Building Company fit the bill. This couple was still living in New York when they started the process so Structures' ability to design while their clients were away, and still keep in touch about decisions and changes, really made them stand out. Even though they were building from afar, this couple had a distinct style in mind. Structures walked them through the design process and helped pull pieces to-

gether such as the exterior colors, fixtures, and materials. It was crucial for the team to keep the homeowners involved every step of the way. The design of this home not only had to be built around the trees, but the homeowners also wanted to build with the future in mind. The team was able to terrace the grade to abide by flood elevations and keep the views uninterrupted. Structures also worked with the homeowners to create a comfortable and coastal home. This included countertops in a sandy color and a blue tile backsplash. In addition to wanting to create a coastal vibe throughout, it was also


Outstanding Outdoor Living The exterior of this beachfront property features a custom pool, decks on both floors, and a large patio space surrounding the pool.

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Photograph by Holger Obenaus

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Classic Finishes The wood beams and fireplace in the living room, along with the coffered ceilings in the dining room with shiplap offer a classic and inviting ambiance throughout the home.

vital for the couple to have an enjoyable outdoor living space and a functional kitchen. “They use the pool all the time and she loves to garden so those two elements were important for us to incorporate,” adds Deb. “He’s also a big cook so access to the outdoor kitchen and eating area as well as a large pantry were vital.” During construction Project Manager Dave Hargis was brought on board to help move the process along. “He was an amazing asset to our team,” adds Darryl. “Dave is very knowledgeable and takes his craft, and attention to detail, very seriously. I always try to work with him when I work with Structures.” Because of the team’s overall process and willingness to collaborate, they kept the homeowner’s engaged and informed about where the project was headed, what changes they might have to make to the budget, 108 • CH+D • Summer 2020


and any design adjustments. A lot of structural engineering was involved to try and solidify the plan to help minimize any surprises.

The husband is passionate about cooking so the kitchen needed to be functional for him to cook meals and entertain. This included a large island and stainless appliances.

Photograph by Holger Obenaus

Chef’s Kitchen

Throughout this 14-month build, the builder, architect, and homeowners worked together to invest in their clients and pull together an enjoyable space to live over the years. ✴ For more information, call Structures Building Company at (843) 856-6901 or visit structures.net.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography Provided by Carolina Spa Company

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Bright Ideas Quality was of utmost importance for this homeowner who collaborated with a local company for his custom outdoor space.

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hen Sean Burger and his partner took over the reigns at Carolina Spa Company they wanted to become a one stop shop for their customers. They offer everything in house from contractors, electricians, plumbers, maintenance, hardscaping, and landscaping. It is in part because of the multitude of services that the Carolina Spa team connected with this homeowner. “This homeowner had a very specific goal in mind,” Sean explains. “They wanted to completely update their

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backyard and add value to their home by introducing a Coast Spa and Deck.” Coast Spas are unmatched in the hot tub industry for their exclusive features, manufacturing protocols, and overall products according to Sean. The homeowner knew this so after he and Sean connected, the first step in the process was to do a site visit and determine which spa would be the best option. “When he walked into the store, this customer knew he wanted a Coast Spas Mirage,” Sean mentions. “The site visit allowed us to see that

Sean Burger of Carolina Spa Company


Durable Spa By selecting this Mirage spa, this homeowner ensured that he and his family will be enjoying their outdoor space for years to come.

space was a bit of concern but because of the curved edges, the Mirage was a great option.” Not only did the Mirage solve space concerns, but it also provided the homeowners with the backyard escape to unwind that they desired. Boasting 52 jets, two pumps, seven seats plus a lounger, and custom Coast Spa specs made up their dream spa. During the site visit, Sean also determined that his client’s existing deck was beginning to warp, crack, and rot due to age and heat. That meant IPE was the best option. The team knew that this job was going to take a strategic approach to allow for any unknowns that could pop up during construction. This led to a six phase process. “Phase 1 was a new frame for the upper deck and spa, phase 2 was the spa delivery, phase 3 was the stairs and lower deck frame, phase 4 was installing the IPE top deck, phase 5 was installing IPE stairs and lower deck, and finally, phase 6 was sanding and oiling the IPE to create an extra weather barrier and a polished final product,” Sean expounds. “The new deck spread 750 square feet, adding ample space for everyday use and entertainment.” Tackling different angles of the home was a bit of a challenge during installation, however, that was solved by sinking the spa into the deck and wrapping the surrounding deck area off the spa. They also had to ensure that they could still have access under the deck in order to secure the decking boards to the treated lumber frame. Sean credits the project, and overcoming the challenges, to the team he worked with—Guy C. Lee Building Materials, Coast Spas, and End2End Swim Spa Covers. With so many options to enhance your backyard experience, Sean advices any potential customers to do their research and find the partner for them who can remove project stress and bring your dream space to life. ✴ For more information, call Carolina Spa Company at (843) 936-3196 or visit carolinaspacompany.com.

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Professionally Selected Surfaces With high expectations and lots of surfaces to cover, these homeowners enlisted expert help.

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ith a decade plus history of surface fabrication and installation in the Charleston area, Jaime Justo of Granite by Design is a surface master. When he opened his shop a year and a half ago, he and his team were hopeful they could not only continue building relationships with the contractors they worked with, but also expand their customer base and work directly with homeowners. His experience, and the team’s work on past projects, led him to become trusted by builders and other subcontractors alike, 112 • CH+D • Summer 2020

which is how Granite by Design got involved in this job. “We’ve worked with Kevin Futch and his wife on previous homes and he referred us to Kenneth Godsil at Southern Coastal Custom Builders,” explains Jaime. The main focus when taking on a new project is understanding what the homeowner wants and needs for their surfaces. The Granite by Design team learns these things through a comprehensive consultation. “An initial consultation helps us direct clients to the right type of stone and narrow down their

(above) The kitchen features a cohesive white and stainless palette with a fresh look. (below) Jaime Justo and Lea Camargo of Granite by Design.


options based on lifestyle preferences. We met with this couple at the shop and talked about stones, colors, pictures and finishing,” expounds Jaime. “After that we had a second meeting to present a sample for the Island edges and get the layout done. This client was very particular so multiple meetings ensured she got exactly what she wanted.” Jaime and his crew learned that Gabrielle Barnett really loved the kitchen in her previous house so she was hoping to recreate some of the finishes and designs in her Charleston house. After seeing inspiration photos, the Granite by Design team worked with her to find the perfect slabs. They made recommendations based on her family’s lifestyle and sourced the materials from a variety of suppliers. Each space has a different surface that Gabrielle, as a designer, picked for her family, from the stone to the colors and the finishes. Calacatta Quartz from out of down were used in the kitchen, White Carrara Honed from AGM Imports in the laundry room, Shadow Storm Honed from Vitoria International in the bathrooms, Calacatta Gold Quartz from Granite by Design in the kid’s bathroom, and Sequoia Leather from Pacific Shore Stones on the top of the dining table. Minimal maintenance was a top priority, especially in the kid’s areas such as the playroom and bathroom which is why quartz was used instead of marble.

Cohesive Palette A clean, fresh palette is achieved throughout the various spaces with the white surfaces in varying quartz and marble.

Like with most projects, there were a few hiccups during the process, but with teamwork and creative solutions, they finished the project with success and happy homeowners. When Gabrielle picked all the surfaces, the Granite by Design team got to work on the edges. “Once we had those, our biggest challenge was the island edges,” mentioned Jaime. “The island edges needed to have a 90 degree Ogee with lamination. To get this just right, we had to work on samples at first and then have them approved to start fabrication. The edges for this project were all made by hand, requiring lots of time and patience.” The collaboration between Kenny at Southern Coastal Builders, the Granite by Design team, and Gabrielle’s design choices, she created a home that had similar touches as her Los Angeles home as well as unique touches to her Charleston home for her family to make new memories. ✴ For more information, call Granite by (843) 327-1503 or visit granitebydesign.com.

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Lift Off When it comes to accessibility, Seth Newman of Port City Elevator believes in making sure homeowners are planning for the future.

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eth Newman of Port City Elevator is in the business of making lives more convenient and to ensure that when life changes, access to all parts of the home doesn’t have to. That’s precisely what Newman did for his client whose mother was struggling with mobility issues. The homeowners thought ahead when it came to approaching Port City Elevator about the project. They

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were looking to make their lives easier and more accessible now, and be prepared for when an elevator would become a vital means of getting around their home later in life. The elevator that best suited their needs and accommodated the limited space available was a Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator. Unlike traditional lifts that operate using cables or hydraulics, this new drive system runs entirely on air which also limits the need for space to accommodate machinery.

Not only did the elevator take roughly two to three days to install with minimal construction, but the lift was showcased beautifully in the home per the homeowners request. It’s the perfect balance between pleasing aesthetics and practically functionality while making best use of the space available. Part of what made this project so simple and easy was the fact that the homeowners planned ahead for their home and what their lives


Ultra Modern This Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator has a sleek feel to match the clean lines of the rest of the home. It will help the homeowners in years to come to live an accessible life as they get older.

might require in a few years. Seth is always advising potential customers to think about the future when considering installing an elevator in the home. “If you’re building a new house, try to plan an elevator shaft that can be converted in the future,” Seth advises. “The future elevator shaft can be used as a closet until you need to install the elevator.” Whether you planned ahead or life unexpectedly called for an elevator, Seth states that construction and installation can be completed in about a week in most cases so your life can carry on, care-free and accessible. ✴ For more information, call Port City Elevator at (843) 729-1006 or visit portcityelevator.com.

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Prioritizing Craftsmanship A builder’s careful eye and history in the homeowner's desired neighborhood led to a successful collaboration.

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fter working with other builders for a few years, Travis Arnett decided it was time to venture out on his own. He founded Arnett Custom Homes in 2008, driven by seeing his client’s ideas and visions come to fruition. Over the years, he has become well known for combining historic Lowcountry charm with present trends leading to charming creations. Travis built his own home, and two others, in the Johns Island marshfront community Rushland Plantation. The neighborhood is known for its serene and tranquil views and abundant wildlife. Tony and Katie Hlavacek

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saw the three custom homes that Travis built and were thrilled to work with him on their future home. A meeting with the team is Travis’ first step for any project. “We go over our plans and determine what is most important to the client,” he says. “An open-floor plan was one of the must-haves for the Hlavaceks.” Travis and the couple walked through some of his completed projects so they could see first-hand the craftsmanship and attention to detail that their home would be built with. Other important factors for the homeowners were based on their


Look Nook This cozy window seat provides the perfect place to curl up and read a good book while enjoying the abundant natural light that comes in.

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Brilliant Hues A simple palette is achieved is the master bathroom which features an expansive double vanity, freestanding tub, and marble floors and shower walls. The double vanity offers more than enough storage for everyday bathroom essentials such as towels and beauty products.

desire to create a functional space for their children. A spacious mudroom was a convenient addition to store a lot of the kid’s items. The upstairs was also designed with space in mind so the kids had plenty of room to do daily activities. And for mom and dad, views of the Rushland Plantation marshlands and Stono River were achieved with lots of windows. “The huge kitchen is definitely our favorite feature,” adds Katie. “More often than not, it is where the heartbeat of our home can be found. The kitchen dons a simple and elegant design, again with function in mind. A large island for the family to enjoy quick meals and snacks, a picturesque dining space, ample cabinetry, and lots of counter space for cooking allows the family optimal function on a day-to-day basis. 118 • CH+D • Summer 2020


Among the Trees Lots of shade in the backyard is provided by a live oak, creating a great spot to get a break from the sun.

The Hlavacek’s vision for their home is part of what made this process so easy, and something that Travis advises for all homeowners wanting to embark on the custom home building journey. “Create a vision of what you want early in the process,” Travis suggests. “It’s important for homeowners to have an idea of the type of features they want their home to have as well as the quality. Find what you like and go from there.” ✴ For more information, call Arnett Custom Homes at (843) 271-8668 or visit arnettcustomhomes.com.

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Understanding Your Insurance Options Insurance can be a tricky topic so we’ve talked to the experts about how they can help homeowners ensure they’re receiving the best coverage.

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rik Loesch started Atlantic Shield Insurance Group 15 years ago and quickly brought on Hill Shaw as his partner. Over the years, the duo has learned how to best serve their community and has grown the company exponentially. They have been partnering with a select group of carriers to bring their customers the best coverage in the Charleston area. The companies they represent have a proven track record in the local insurance market. “We hand-select carriers to ensure

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the highest level of customer service for our clients,” explains Hill Shaw, agency principal at Atlantic Shield. “To deliver on our agency’s promise to take excellent care of clients, we need carrier partners that are also dedicated to the same mission.” When working with a potential new customer, Atlantic Shield’s process begins with a few questions to determine how the agency can be of assistance. Because we work with numerous companies, that special-

ize in meeting the needs of very specific households’ needs, our initial call with prospective customers focuses on fit. “We do not strive to be all things to all people” adds Hill. “However, we still want to be a resource for them even if our carrier portfolio does not provide the best possible solution.” Once we have the identified our agency has the solution our future client is seeking, we begin to go deeper into the actual needs of our customers through a proprietary


questionnaire designed uncover gaps that exist now and in the future. Because insurance can often be confusing and intimidating to understand, Atlantic Shield has developed a working sales process that provides clarity and simplicity as it’s hallmark. The goal at Atlantic Shield is to create a plan that is focused and designed for our individual customers, not one size fits all. “From first call to final plan delivery, our proprietary process delivers local expertise, peace of mind, and an ease of doing business never experienced when purchasing insurance,” Hill expounds. Because insurance is challenging for many people, they strive to uncomplicate the buying process. They also work diligently to retain all of our new clients, with an initiative known internally as 100

percent effective retention. The goal is to never lose a client over a customer service issue and to leave no stone unturned as it relates to providing the best possible options we have available. “Our mission is to be indispensable to our clients by defining, meeting, and exceeding their expectations.” Atlantic Shield works closely with many of the local custom home builders to insure their homes during construction and upon completion. The team demonstrates how homeowners can get a return on their investment through building with higher quality materials and craftsmanship. They have found synergies to create a win-win-win situation for all parties involved. “Builders love that lower insurance pricing is associated with their higher end product, homeown-

ers love lower premiums for their better built homes, and we love being introduced to these future ideal clients through our builder relationship introductions,” mentions Hill. Offering a variety of insurance options allows Atlantic Shield to maximize the value they provide their clients. They are most helpful to successful households, seeking to consolidate all of their homeowners, flood, umbrella, automobile, watercraft and valuable articles policies with one professional advisor. Additional coverages offered include builder’s risk for under construction projects. They also provide commercial needs for our local custom home building community.✴ For more information, call Atlantic Shield Insurance Group at (843) 856-2909 or visit atlanticshield.com.

Partnering Pure Working together with their partners, such as Pure Insurance, allows the Atlantic Shield Insurance team to help more homeowners get the insurance coverage they need. Erik and Hill work with their staff on a daily basis to continue growing and improving the company.

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Tile Tactics With a specific goal in mind, these tile pros helped a Sullivan’s Island couple create the bathrooms of their dreams throughout their Lowcountry beach house.

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uckhannon Tile + Design has been serving the Lowcountry for 20 years. Over the past two decades they have brought their expertise on stone, glass, ceramic, and porcelain designs to homeowners throughout the Charleston area. During this time, the team at Buckhannon has also formed partnerships with other home professionals, including the guys at Daly & Sawyer Construction. “We’ve worked with Daly & Sawyer on multiple occasions,” explains Sonya Buckhannon, of Buckhannon Tile + Design. “Michael and Neil bring us on for most of their projects and it’s always a joy to work with them.” The initial consultation with everyone included a conversation about what the

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homeowners wanted and needed. “We discuss maintenance, style, and budget before we begin,” adds Sonya. “This allows us to guide the client to the right products for them.” Once they determined that, the crew went to work one room at a time. The homeowners had three main goals in mind for their spaces. They wanted a classic look for their master bath, a fun bunk room, and to maintain the history of the guest house. Buckhannon’s team installed tile in all of the bathrooms with low maintenance options in mind. Over the years, they have determined that maintenance is often a top priority for homeowners. Ceramic, porcelain, and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) are the easiest options to keep clean,


Blue Magic A hexagon patterned floor tile in the otherwise white bathroom creates a statement and pairs perfectly with the blue barn doors for a cohesive design.

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Green with Envy A simple white and green palette is seen in this bathroom. Hexagon tiled floors are complemented with a subtle green trim around both the floor and the shower while.

really only needing to be swept and mopped once a week. With kids, and guests, coming in and out, the homeowners selected a tile that would be durable against the heavy foot traffic and not show a ton of wear and tear. This project, like many others, reflected the homeowner’s style and their daily needs. The team worked seamlessly to ensure that the project went off without a hitch. “Our goal was to have a fresh, modern, and at the same time, classic look that we wouldn’t tire of over the years,” explains homeowner Lynn Hodges. “Sonya was very helpful in guiding us and making selections.” By working with Buckhannon, the Hodges were able to achieve the look they desired with a simple and seamless process. ✴ For more information, call Buckhannon Tile + Design at (843) 881-8911 or visit buckhannontd.com.

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Natural Retreat Wood floors and ceilings are accented with custom white shower wall tile offering a relaxing escape at the end of the day.


White Subway Tile Shower Walls

Crisp and Clean This subdued palette provides a serene ambiance in the space.

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Rob and Lydia share a smile in their bright and airy kitchen. Dressed to entertain, this power couple stands proud in their family’s home.

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Mondavi is a name that wine connoisseurs throughout the world recognize. Over 50 years ago, Robert Mondavi created a brand that would impact the wine world for years to come. Now, his grandson Rob, along with his wife Lydia, are carrying on the legacy and continuing to shine as prominent members of the industry.

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a wine enthusiast myself, I’ve enjoyed a bottle or two of Mondavi wine. When I had the opportunity to meet Rob and Lydia I was thrilled; not only to hear the story of how they met and their life, but also to learn about their roles in the wine world and hopefully walk away with a new appreciation for the industry. After speaking to Lydia for close to a year and seeing pictures of their home, I was eager to sit down and chat with the couple about how they manage a life on the East and West coasts, with two kids, and a booming career. Our team arrived at their St. Helena abode and, I for one, instantly felt welcomed into their space. They have cultivated a waterfront home complete with nods to both coasts, their love for wine, and items from their home collection. Rob and Lydia invite our readers into their Lowcountry home and chat about their lives, careers, family, and what’s next on their journey. Join us on our tour of the Mondavi’s home, filled with a combination of Southern charm and Napa touches.

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(above left) This porch off the living room is one of three screened in porches the Mondavis enjoy. Trex decking ensures the porch can withstand the elements. (opposite, above left) An adirondack set beckons the family to sit and bask in the sun. (opposite, above right) Complete with a nautical rug, comfy bench, and vibrant artwork, the entryway welcomes guests into the home. (opposite, bottom) The Mondavi’s beachfront property, built by Allen Patterson Residential, includes a private dock.

On Two Coasts Rob’s and Lydia’s lives started completely differently. He grew up on a vineyard in Napa where, until he was teenager, he felt kind of isolated. Then the vineyards became an outdoor park for he and his friends to hunt, fish, and hike. They befriended the guys working the fields which led him to experience different cuisine, culture, and friendship. The winery was a different experience; this was where Rob learned that he liked making connections with people and making them feel good. The winery was all about hospitality. Rob’s grandfather championed wine, food, and entertaining, developing a program called The Great Chefs. This program brought families and chef’s like George LeBlanc, Alice Waters, and Julia Child together and they would teach the art of wine and food to guests. Rob spent time in the kitchen with the chefs and helped with prepping, setting tables, buffing glasses, etc. 128 • CH+D • Summer 2020

When Rob went to college, he found himself drawn to people with similar passions for eating, drinking, and adventuring. Rob and his crew would throw rustic, and slightly Bacchanalian gatherings, complete with water cooler jugs full of young wine from the tanks. They would prepare their catch, abalone ceviche, roasted wild suckling pig, wild duck, and anything they could catch, hunt, or barter. These parties became events and they all relished in the fact that they were making others feel good. After Rob graduated, he made wine under Karen Culler at Vichon. He journeyed to Panama City after that and lived with his mother’s family, learning Spanish and interning at their business. It was during this time when Rob created the Napa Cigar Company. When he returned to the states, he continued selling cigars until 2000 when he joined

Robert Mondavi Winery as a sales manager in Atlanta. Lydia grew up in Atlanta. With a family history in Charleston, she spent summers and spring breaks enjoying beaches across the Lowcountry, including Hilton Head. History is ingrained in Lydia’s heritage; her ancestor Edward Rutledge signed the Declaration of Independence and his brother John helped write the Constitution. The simple things of life in the South such as catching lightning bugs, sitting on the porch swing, and enjoying a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day are the memories that stuck with Lydia the most during her childhood. When she wasn’t sipping on lemonade and catching bugs, Lydia was creating art pieces she could market to friends and neighbors. According to her mom, Anita Wilbanks, she had a strong desire to do


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Wine and Unwind some ‘door to door’ selling. Her first pieces were handmade occasion cards of thumbprint mice and colorful drawings. Lydia would follow up with her method of ‘the repeat sell’ consisting of her new variety of thumbprint bunny cards. “Little did I know, her youthful drive and persistence would be one of her best qualities in her adult life,” adds Ms. Wilbanks. During breaks from her early business endeavors, Lydia spent time putting up corn and peaches, shelling beans and lady peas, and canning stewed tomatoes, okra, and blueberries. “Granddaddy and I would spend time in the garden and when the sun was about to set, it

was time for the fish to start biting so we threw in a line before heading in prior to nightfall,” Lydia recalls. Throughout her teen years and college, Lydia’s drive and ambition continued. She always had a job and she worked around her school schedule. She was determined to stay busy and follow her passions.

Set ‘Em Up Both landing in Atlanta and sharing mutual friends, Rob and Lydia were brought together by happenstance. Their friends were constantly telling them when they met, they would fall in love and get married. Neither of them were planning on meeting until fate intervened and

(above) With a ladder shelf near her closet, Liz can easily plan and set out the next day’s attire and accessories, while maintaining the room’s fun décor.

(above) A cozy nook on the waterfront porch offers the perfect space for an outdoor dining experience. (below) The dining room provides an intimate space for the family of four to enjoy meals together. The table is a piece from Lydia’s great-grandparents and still has knife marks that her great-grandpa made when slicing bread.

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(above) The grand kitchen features cabinets painted in a light blue shade that pairs with the family’s other décor seen throughout the open concept floor plan.

they crossed paths at a party. Rob knew immediately that he had just met “the one” but according to him, it took a little longer for Lydia to be sure. Lydia confirms that she was smitten when they first met, she just tried to play hard to get at first. Rob was drawn to her independence, keen mind for business, wit, humor, and love of fishing. These same qualities that drew him to her in the beginning still stand true 20 years later. Lydia’s smittenness towards Rob has just grown over the past two decades. “I still get butterflies,” she exclaims. Their courtship was quick once they met. They met in July, got engaged in February, and married in November. Turns out, their friends really did know best in this situation and they brought together a couple who were truly meant to be.

Dream On Rob always dreamt that he would return to his roots in sales or marketing.

With the help of a great mentor, he reentered the cellar and vine world, got back into winemaking. In 2014 he took over the reins as the lead winemaker in the Mondavi family. Rob started two businesses before he joined the family business so he’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit, as has Lydia. A passion for creating things led Lydia to crafting all sorts of things to sell to her friends when she was little. She has kept up with design and creating products for their Mondavi brand over the years.

Dynamic Duo 16 years ago Rob co-founded Folio Fine Wine Partners, a company that represents wines from around the world as well as wines from the Mondavis in Napa. He spent time developing the Spanish collection which included exploring the biggest wine regions in the country and meeting with winemakers there. Now, the majority of his time

is spent focusing on the family wines and vineyards. Rob also has two unique vineyards where he’s worked with his dad and sister. His father purchased a vineyard in the 90’s, and he and his sister later found Oso Vineyards ( just past Howell Mountain) which brought them closer together. In addition to Lydia’s role at the vineyard, she started her own cosmetic line using grape seed extract. After seeing a need for a skincare line that used natural ingredients for age protection, Lydia and her mother launched 29 Cosmetics. The brand is a grape seed anti-oxidant and age protecting cosmetic and skincare line, available exclusively at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The mother/daughter pair have launched a sub brand for Target for organic skincare and have recently licensed the brand for spas, resorts, and hotels. Since its inception in 2007, Lydia has continued CH+D • Summer 2020 • 131


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(above) Talk about making a statement. From the barn door to the wood beams and the industrial oversize chandelier, the Mondavi living room exudes a cozy, comfortable vibe. (inset) Recycled wood from their barrels in Napa make up the wet bar accent wall. (opposite, above left) It’s all about symmetry in the wine room off the kitchen. Thermador wine coolers store multiple bottles of the Mondavi’s personal collection. (opposite, above right) A cast bronze Lilies Lore Artist Series Kohler sink, with a smoky quartz finish, by Cosentino is the perfect accent piece for the porch wet bar. (opposite, bottom) Walk out to the side porch and enjoy a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres. The floors are Authentic Reclaimed hardwood with the Mondavi’s Choice, a custom white wine stain created by Rob and Lydia.

creating and developing products, brands, and designing spas and resort hotels. Lydia has also worked with spas all over the world including The Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts, Rosewood Hotels, Hyatt Andaz, and more. Lydia’s expertise was used in The Dewberry Spa as well. The treatments at the spa were inspired by Lowcountry botanicals and marine extracts. Lydia worked closely with Jaimie and John Dewberry to design the spa at The Dewberry and to create the signature scent of the property, which includes the bath and body amenity line, and the signature candle that burns throughout. The scent is inspired by the native Southern Dewberry plant so they handcrafted the luxurious blend of full bodied berries, beautiful botanicals, and notes of warm woodsy spice. Together, Rob and Lydia have launched the Mondavi Home Collection. The pair was inspired by their shared passion for wine and sustainable living principles to create an assortment of authentic home accents. They partnered with Williams Sonoma and created a collection that channeled their love of design 132 • CH+D • Summer 2020

and entertaining. The collection features textiles influenced by wine country, handcrafted lighting, essentials for entertaining, and storage baskets. Their goal with the collection was to create items for the home where you can live well and make your guests feel like they never want to leave.

Life in Twos With two young boys and traveling between two coasts, the Mondavi’s lives can get pretty hectic. Travel is typically split between Rob and Lydia so one parent is home at a time. This works well between the couple so each of them have focused time with their children, forcing them, in a good way, to be more organized with life moving 100 miles an hour. “Fate enjoys throwing a wild card in the mix,” adds Rob. “We feel ready and under control and then if one of the boys gets sick or the dog rolls in something horrible.” Lydia also mentions how important it is for she and Rob to work as a team and prioritize the family. Over the years, they’ve gotten it down pat and support each other endlessly.


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(above) A first floor bedroom is the perfect guest suite for friends and family. (below) The guest room has lots of natural light and a window bench to curl up and read a book. (opposite right) Another guest room is decked out in cozy items from Rob and Lydia's Mondavi Home Collection.

Life in Napa is heavily centered around the vineyard and winery. There are frequent guests who Rob and Lydia share their wines and story with. The boys are in school so Napa Valley is home. Napa’s sense of community provides a small town feel for the approximately 140,000 people who call it home, including the Mondavis. Beaufort is a magical getaway for the family. A waterfront property allows the boys to follow the tides; they’ve learned the best times to go fishing or shrimping. When the Mondavis decided to move back to Napa Valley in the early 2000s, they promised each other to keep ongoing roots in the South. With Lydia’s family history in Charleston, the Lowcountry was a given. It was important to them to share the best parts of their lives with their children and that meant teaching them what it meant to be Southern and a Vintner. 134 • CH+D • Summer 2020

Beachfront Living After searching in various areas, including Charleston and Savannah, the Mondavis found land in Beaufort and began building. This home is situated on the banks of Port Royal Sound where the Beaufort River meets the Atlantic Ocean. “The master bedroom is completely oceanfront and has a screen porch so it feels like you are on the water,” says Lydia. “Our home overlooks where my grandfather Y.T. Abernathy was stationed as a Marine at Parris Island and my great, great grandfathers guarded the coastal waters in Beaufort.” Both Rob and Lydia had must-have elements that they couldn’t live without in their Beaufort home. For Rob, a centrally located, open-concept kitchen connected to the great room, with a strong ventilation hood was necessary. As a family who spends lots of time in the kitchen, proper function was non-negotiable.


Climate controlled wine storage and a generator so they’re prepared during summer thunderstorms were also musts for Rob. Lydia’s top priority was creating a timeless, easy-to-live-in home for her children that was both comfortable and stylish. She wanted the home to combine Napa’s wine country with the casual elegance of the Lowcountry to reconnect her family to their South Carolina heritage. For their new construction home, the Mondavis worked with Allen Patterson Residential and Reu Architects. Lydia worked with Caroline Reu Rolader to design each aspect of the home, using her experience with spa and resort design to bring her family home together. The two worked over a long weekend and sketched out the house while sitting on the dock with Maker’s Mark on the rocks. Lydia recalls a storm brewing over the water and getting stuck out on the dock until it blew over. Lydia laughs, “I knew we should have brought the entire bottle of bourbon out with us.” Family heirlooms from both sides are showcased throughout the home that Lydia describes as a ‘modern expression of old world craftsmanship’. Building their home was a plus for Rob and Lydia because they could work with

their builder and architect to create their dream home from the start. Now, that’s not to say there weren’t challenges. Building a comfortable living plan on a narrow lot proved to be more difficult than expected. The couple didn’t want a huge house but needed something that would be efficient and well laid out with spaces for just the kids, and for the whole family to gather. Lydia and Caroline collaborated with the builder to create a space that would meet their goals. The teamwork led to a five bedroom, five bathroom home, under 3,000 square feet, on less than a 60 foot wide lot.

Rob notes. Uncle Peter agreed. “If you actually look at the redwood you can see that each piece is intact,” Rob continues. “You can see where they were banded and when the weather changes, you can smell the wine breathing in the wood. It is more than antique wood, it is a reminder that one must seek out new opportunities, be calculated, yet take risks to move ahead.” Their builder, Allen Patterson, custom built the sliding barn door as well as the fireplace mantel and wood beams on site. “When the red wine stained wood arrived, the yellow jackets swarmed to the wine on the wood,” remembers Allen.

Both Lydia and Rob invested time and love to make the home a space that they, and their boys, could enjoy for years down the line. A custom white wine stain for the reclaimed heart pine floors combines warmth and richness that offers a cool, refreshing feel on bare feet. The sliding barn door and beams in the great room are pieces of the Mondavi heritage, a gift from Rob’s great uncle Peter. They are reclaimed tank staves from the 1860’s. “I remembered that my Uncle Peter had dismantled, saved, and hidden the original redwood tanks and I had hoped that he might be willing to share a few precious pieces for our family to bring a piece of our history to the South,”

The sliding barn door that covers the TV, fireplace on the waterfront screened porch, and the butler’s pantry with the screened porch connector to the guest carriage house are some of Lydia’s favorite features. Additional space to keep outdoor items is seen in the mudroom. “We’re constantly dragging beach chairs, fishing rods and toys, and we didn’t want to nick the corners of trim detail or crown moldings in the house,” says Lydia, whose mother, interior decorator Anita Wilbanks, used Benjamin Moore’s super-high-gloss and eco-friendly paint on trims and interior doors. “My mother chose soft neutral colors based on looking at the ocean

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(opposite above) Authentic Reclaimed Flooring and the Mondavis worked together to create a custom white wine blend stain for the reclaimed heart pine floors. The floors were reclaimed from the Old Crow Bourbon Distillery and stained with the Mondavi’s Choice white wine stain. (opposite below) Rob and Lydia have their own private porch facing the beach to sit and enjoy a glass of wine after taking care of their energetic boys all day. (above) Rob loves the master bathroom with the Kohler steam shower and an oversized tub overlooking the water.

during low tide, so we have soft blues and greens representing the oyster shells glistening in the water and Spanish moss hanging over the water and wet sand,” adds Lydia. Rob’s favorites include their private dock and, of course, the kitchen. Rob is a passionate cook. As a child, he recalls spending time in the kitchen at the winery learning to chop vegetables and make stock with family guest Chef Julia Child, along with other celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck. Rob fell in love with cooking at an early age so he had very specific ideas on the kitchen, including a powerful ventilation/exhaust system for the Thermador six burner range. The kitchen also includes natural quartz countertops, a Silestone by Cosentino kitchen island, and hand-cut and glazed Ann Sacks terracotta tiles that were crafted in Morocco and laid in a herringbone pattern for the backsplash.

Lydia learned to love baking from her grandmother Stella so she’s a frequent user of the oven. “I love to be in the kitchen with my boys baking cakes, pies, and cobblers,” she mentions. “One of Rob’s favorites is Stella’s coconut cake which we had Chef Sam Godfrey of Perfect Endings re-create for our wedding cake.” The family spends most of the time in the kitchen and great room. This space is designed as one area where French doors open onto a waterfront porch. Large floor-to-ceiling windows frame the water views beyond. “We love the swing bed on the porch for afternoon naps and enjoying popsicles with the kids,” they add with a smile. “We just flow back and forth —you can’t tell if you’re outside or inside,” Lydia continues. “This is one of the most pristine estuaries in all of America,” Rob adds about the waterfront setting. “We get red fish, speckled trout, as well as shrimp and stone crab.”

Throughout the design process, Lydia also spent lots of time in some of her favorite places to find special items for both homes. “I love The Field Shop at The Dewberry Hotel to browse one-ofa-kind gifts,” she adds. “Scout Market in Beaufort is always great and my favorite place is Grayco Hardware, also in Beaufort, is where I find household supplies and unique home items.” Lydia recalls spending spring breaks and summers on her favorite beaches in the Lowcountry like Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Hilton Head. It’s a history and lifestyle that she was eager to share with her boys. “Rob and I wanted them to really experience the culture of the South,” she says. “Everything from fireflies and thunderstorms rolling in, to running on the beach and digging for clams and catching shrimp and redfish. These are things you can’t experience in Napa Valley.” CH+D • Summer 2020 • 137


Wine and Unwind Laurenz Gruner Veltliner, or our Animo Sauvignon Blanc or even Emblem Chardonnay with fresh shrimp and the bounty of our coastal and inner coastal waters. Yet one wine that is best with everything? Champagne! Champagne is the most versatile and delicious wine and can be served with anything—Indian food, steaks, fried chicken, and even potato chips. Our favorite is Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve.

Lessons from Lydia I love red wines but in the Lowcountry, and especially in the spring and summer, I love Animo Sauvignon Blanc. I really enjoy Casamatta as well, which is an Italian white wine by Bibi Graetz. It has beautiful crisp apple notes with aromas of lemon zest, excellent with so many local Lowcountry dishes. The Perfect Pair For special occasions we like to designate special wine. This really means creating a unique meal and finding a bottle of wine that will make our guests and friends feel special. Simple touches, like flowers and a well thought out bottle of wine, really make a difference when entertaining. Of course we also love including our Rutledge & Vine Oakville Cabernet.

Rob and Lydia host many of their friends and family on their side porch leading to the guest house. They meet for Bloody Mary’s in the mornings, or a glass of wine in the afternoons.

Pairings by the Pros Take it from Rob and Lydia, they know. Read on to hear straight from the experts what wine to pair with what food and what occasion. Rob’s Review Wine pairings are an amazing point of excitement and passion. On one hand there are classic pairings that just taste great together such as lamb, or espresso rubbed prime rib, served with big Napa Valley Cabernet or fresh salmon with butter mashed potatoes and delicious Chardonnay. Yet as a winemaker, I want to encourage people to go beyond the ‘white for fish, red for meat’ mentality. I want to encourage the enjoyment of wine. So if you are a 138 • CH+D • Summer 2020

Chardonnay only drinker, don’t be bashful about enjoying that with a steak. Although there are great pairings, find what you love and embrace it. For me, I enjoy eating and drinking with the seasons in mind. In the winter, we tend to enjoy more hearty dishes and root vegetables such as lamb tagines or cowboy cut ribeyes. Of course, these dishes connect with big reds like our Animo Cabernet Sauvignon. As we move to spring, I see the style of food become a little lighter where we’re searing pork chops or lamb and the wines tend to move into Spanish selections or Pinot Noir. During summer when we’re in Beaufort, it’s all about aromatic whites like the refreshing Austrian

The Next Chapter It’s clear that the Mondavis have an entrepreneurial bug. The couple has created and sold two wine brands, and in 2014 created a very special wine representing both of their families. Rutledge and Vine is an Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon that the couple has poured their hearts and souls into. Rutledge comes from Lydia, whose forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Vine represents Rob’s family who helped pioneer wine in the United States. “I believe this wine is the modern expression of old world craftsmanship,” mentions Rob. They only make a small bit of this specialty wine each harvest to offer to their friends and wine collectors. Rob continues making wines for the family brands and consults for wine brands around the world. Lydia and Rob also stay busy coming up with new concepts and designs for the Mondavi Home Collection. Stay tuned for more. ✶


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ARCHITECTS' GALLERY OF CUSTOM HOMES

Translations Design Studio Pages: 142-143

Herlong Architects Pages: 144-145

LFA Architecture Pages: 146-147

SLC Architect Pages: 148-149

Crosby Creations Home Designs Pages: 150-151

Carolina House Plans Pages: 152-153

Architect: SLC Architect Photograph by: Holger Obenaus

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Working with an architect on your dream home ensures a carefully thought out, inventive design with unique touches that will add style and function. Read through the following section and soak up all of the information and inspiration from Lowcountr y architects and residential building designers.

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TRANSLATIONS DESIGN STUDIO A C H AT W I T H L I Z B A K E R

What did the planning process for this home look like? In the initial design, I love to blend a hand-drawn façade with computer-generated hardline. I love the softness and realism of a hand drawing. It’s an art form that is not frequently seen in current day architectural design. I blend the hand-drawn rendering with CAD floor plans and site plans for detailed accuracy. Eventually all of the drawings become hardline blueprints generated in CAD and often in 3D. What challenges arose throughout this process? How did you work with the homeowners to alleviate those challenges? The home was designed speculatively. The new owners purchased the home toward the end of the construction. Understandably they wanted to implement some specific elements, custom to their family’s needs. The challenge was to implement these revisions in, while allowing them to feel as though they were part of the original design. The primary change was integrating a small playroom out of part of the front porch.

Photography by Margaret Wright

Location: Daniel Island Square Footage: 2,864 Rooms: 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Translations Design Studio (843) 367-7367 translationsdesign.com

What is the most unique element of this home? Due to the views, the great room/ front of the home faces North. This part of the home gets less natural light than the other sides of the home. Natural light is very important in a home. In order to help allow natural light throughout the day, the intentional location of the stair tower allows the light to flow to all levels of the home throughout the day as the sun rotates. I also integrated glass on three different exposures in the great room to allow the sun to filter in throughout the day.


Are there any contributors that you would like to mention?

We had a great team! It is so important to have unified players in order to achieve a cohesive design. It also makes the experience a lot more enjoyable!! Special thanks to Axon Homes, JLV Creative Interior Design and Michelle Walsh with Charlestowne Realty on a great collaboration.

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HERLONG ARCHITECTS A C H AT W I T H S T E V E H E R L O N G

What did the planning process for this home look like? Our clients had been planning their dream home for more than five years before they came to us and shared their incredible vision. Typically, we meet a few times with clients on-site to discuss the property, reviewing all the potential variables that may impact the design, including the sun path, wind patterns, and the views. It’s through these first few meetings that we try to establish a solid connection with our clients, learning more about them, their families, and how they live. Our clients shared their goals for building a contemporary, Lowcountry farmhouse that would take advantage of the views and the beautiful trees—and that’s exactly what we did, using a mixture of hand sketches, 2D and 3D design technologies to bring their vision to life.

Photography by Julia Lynn

Location: James Island Square Footage: 4,000 Rooms: 3 bedrooms, guest house 2 bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms Project Type: Historic Restoration & Addition

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For More Information: Herlong Architects (843) 883-9190 herlongarchitects.com

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect for this project? The homeowners wanted to design a timeless house that could have existed on the site back when it was farmland. Careful consideration of the site’s existing landscape and knowledge of designing homes in the Lowcountry were critical criteria in making their dream home a realization. The main house is harmoniously nestled under live oaks. The architecture of the home was planned so that every room in the house could capitalize on the breathtaking views. Our clients wanted an architecture and design team that would take a thoughtful approach to designing in context of site history and landscape applied to the way we live in our homes today. What were some of the homeowner’s specific requests for this home? How did you incorporate their requests into the design? The homeowner’s had a wish list that included marsh views from every room, a detached guest house, bookshelves in the master bedroom, his-and-her offices, an outdoor shower, a pool, and wine room. They also wanted to salvage the natural landscape as much as possible. With existing live oaks dotting the property, it was essential for us to design a home that capitalized on the natural landscape.


Are there any contributors that you would like to mention?

Structures Building Company and landscape architect Glen R. Gardner

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LFA ARCHITECTURE A C H A T W I T H L A U R A F. A L T M A N

What did the planning process for this home look like? When I start schematic design, I use a combination of computer drafting, to get accurate dimensions/proportions, and hand sketching, to allow freedom in design. This client had a specific concept for the house, including her own sketch of the trapezoidal floor plan and an inspiration image for the entry. I started with floor plan sketches in that shape, as well as offering alternative options. We met several times to discuss each design iteration, gradually narrowing down the options. By using Revit, 3D drafting software, I built the house three dimensionally, showing the client perspective views from different angles.

Photography by Tyler Davidson

Location: Yemassee Square Footage: 6,373 Rooms: 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: LFA Architecture (843) 901-8485 lfa-architecture.com

What challenges arose throughout this process? How did you work with the other contractors to overcome these difficulties? Designing a house with an attic story creates challenges, especially when the roofs are not at right angles to one another. Working with 3D software helps tremendously to ensure the interior and exterior details come together, to confirm ample head heights, and to get perspective views of the upper rooms. When framing was underway and we were able to get to the second floor, we realized there was a lot more space than anticipated. We were able to add two functional rooms, in lieu of spaces we expected to be small storage or equipment rooms. This gave my clients a larger art studio plus an office, both with amazing views. What is the most unique element of this home? There are so many unique elements in this home. The unique shape of the footprint creates an intimate entrance sequence through a courtyard. The way the wings splay out, combined with the huge windows, truly captures the panoramic views from all rooms. The two story main living space is magnificent. The towering timber frame structure allows a large open space for the living room, dining room, and kitchen, ready for entertaining. The second floor art studio is perfectly situated to take advantage of the consistent northern light.


Are there any contributors that you would like to mention?

Kolbe Windows & Doors and Brannen Doors, provided by Lowcountry Sash & Door, Timberframe design and construction by Timberpeg, Ironwork and range hood by Magic Exteriors, Interior trim by The Joinery Group, Hunter Marcy.

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SLC ARCHITECT A C H AT W I T H S A B R I N A V O G E L

What did the planning process for this home look like? Planning for this home was an easy process as the homeowners knew what they wanted, and were able to clearly articulate their desires. We had in person meetings where the wonderful clients, who have seven adult children, described how their family lived, what they needed, and what their dreams were for this ‘forever home.’ I used PowerCADD for my technical CADD drawings that I show to clients. What were some of the homeowner’s specific requests for this home? How did you incorporate their requests into the design? As I mentioned, the homeowners have seven children, so the first floor of the home has space for all of them to come home at the same time including a fun bunk room for their girls and a shared den for family karaoke. Another request was for an open floor plan that took advantage of the ocean view across the street, but also had ceilings that defined individual spaces. The contractor, interior designer, and myself went to the trim carpenter’s warehouse and handpicked the ceiling beams for the kitchen. Photography by Holger Obenhaus and Alex Thornton

Location: Sullivans Island Square Footage: 4,762 Rooms: 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 2 half baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: SLC Architect (843) 532-3817 slc-architect.com

What is the most unique element of this home? The varying ceiling treatments at the second floor, a vaulted pecky cypress ceiling at the sitting area, reclaimed wood beams at the living room, a Philip Jeffries tin-effect wall covering at the ceiling of the dining space, and a vaulted ceiling with reclaimed wood beams in the kitchen. They also have a much larger-than-Charleston-normal pool to accommodate their large family, and the ground floor space for the family to gather, cook, play ping pong, and swim is another favorite element of this home.


Are there any contributors that you would like to mention?

Built by Naramore Construction, Interior Design by Onyx Design Collaborative, Cabinetry Design by Jill Frey Kitchen Design, Landscape Architecture by Wertimer and Cline.

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CROSBY CREATIONS HOME DESIGNS A C H AT W I T H J O D I C R O S B Y

What did the planning process for this home look like? This was a very unique lot with aspects we don’t often see in the Lowcountry. The buildable area where the house was to be placed had an existing sand dune that was more than 10’ higher then the rest of the lot. In technical terms, this house would be considered a drive under or elevated home because the garage is below the living space. The dune had to be excavated in order to accommodate the garage and part of it is more of a basement with a retaining wall, the main living space is actually on a raised slab that sits atop the dune. I use Autodesk Revit, which boasts full 3D capabilities. I can even share a link to a 3D viewer for clients to see the entire design, inside and out. It’s been a valuable tool and my clients love it.

Photography by Ryan Meadows

Location: Seabrook Island Square Footage: 3,265 Rooms: 4 bedrooms, 4 baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Crosby Creations Home Designs 843) 514-7354 crosby-creations.com

What challenges arose throughout the process? How did you work with other contractors to alleviate those challenges? We had to strategically find the right placement for the home on the lot. As a residential building designer, I work with contractors to do just that—a lot of focus is put on spacing and maintaining architectural interest. The goal was to preserve the trees and capture the view of the marsh so there was a lot of collaboration to make this happen. I worked alongside the builder and the landscape architect, which was key in finding the best spot. What is the most unique element of this home? The rounded stair landing and vaulted ceilings in the kitchen, dining, and family room are among the most unique features in this home. The 16’ wide by 8’ tall four panel sliding glass door allows an 8’ wide opening which seamlessly flows onto the airy screened porch. I love the mixed cladding on the exterior and the incorporation of the architectural millwork throughout. The tiered tabby steps bordered by brick are very inviting and follow the topography of the dune. The cable rails give the exterior a modern and clean look. Note: While not a licensed architect, Crosby Creations Home Designs provides architectural home designs.


Are there any contributors that you would like to mention?

This project wouldn’t have been possible without New Leaf Builders and the landscape architect, Andrew Hargett.

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CAROLINA HOUSE PLANS A C H AT W I T H J O E D AW S O N

What did the planning process for this home look like? The homeowners were referred to Carolina House Plans, Inc. by a friend who had used our services in the past. She visited our website and sent an email inquiry about two of our online house plans. We exchanged emails and held meetings to discuss the project. The client gave her sketches to us for reference. We signed the CHP Agreement and started the design process. We kept the client informed of our progress by telephone, emails, meetings and progress prints for review/comments.

Photography by Jonathan Javier of Virtual Realty

Location: Summerville Square Footage: 3,905 Rooms: 4 bedrooms, 4 baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Carolina House Plans (843) 766-4663 carolina-house-plans-inc.business.site

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with a residential building designer? The homeowners needed the professional services of a design team including the CHP residential designer and a structural engineer because of the complexity of the design with special features, solar panel orientation, and it being an elevated house in a AE flood zone. The CHP team worked closely with the homeowners to overcome site conditions such as existing trees and DHEC septic tank drainfield requirements. Close communications with the homeowners builds up their trust, confidence, and allows them to participate in the design process. What were some of the homeowner’s specific requests for this home? How did you incorporate their requests into the design while also incorporating your own suggestions? The homeowners wanted special features in this custom designed house including exposed beams, coffered ceiling, curved balcony, custom shower design, special mouldings, inlaid wood floor pattern design, open rooms, and gable trim décor. We designed the main elements of the house, then added all their specific requests and made additional suggestions. Note: While not a licensed architect, Carolina House Plans provides architectural home designs.


Are there any contributors that you would like to mention?

I wish to thank the homeowners, Tony & Gin Spence for having the ability to envision, imagine and create their dream home by using our design services. The Carolina House Plans motto is “Better Design, Better Value, Better Service” and we stand behind our work. I wish to thank Tony Hunt, Project Engineer, for his intricate structural design of this residence.

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OUTDOOR S PA CE S

The Lowcountry offers some incredible opportunities for outdoor living from relaxing on the beach to walking the Ravenel Bridge or enjoying a day on the boat. In addition to these activities, many homeowners also opt to create custom experiences for their families right in their backyards. Browse through the following pages to see how you can bring these spectacular ideas to your own space. 154 • CH+D • Summer 2020


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BEAUTY MEETS SAFETY

Landscape lighting not only makes this yard beautiful at night, but it also provides safety for homeowners and guests alike as they walk through the space.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Uplighting on Trees Throughout Property • Dock & Stair Lighting • Daniel Island Marshfront • Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives • Built by Curtis Daniel Homes • Architecture by Clarke Design Group Photography by Ebony Ellis

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (843) 412-5824 charleston.outdoorlights.com

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Dazzling Deck Comfy lounge furniture beckons the homeowners to sit and relax on the various deck space throughout this Kiawah Island home.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Covered and Uncovered Decks and Porches • Chaise Seating Throughout • Interior Designed by Southeastern Galleries

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Southeastern Galleries (843) 556-4663 southeasterngalleries.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Custom Exterior Details Finishes from a local tile company around the exterior features aid in maintaining a modern, clean look.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors • Built by Phillip W. Smith General Contractor

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Architecture by Heather Wilson • Interior Designer by Kimberly Brown of Windy Hill Partners

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 palmettotile.com

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RELAXING OUTDOOR OASIS

Working with a custom home builder helped these Summerville homeowners achieve a functional outdoor space to enjoy for years to come. They also incorporated unique finds throughout the design.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Poolhouse with Bar • Integrated Antique Finds into Guest Suite • Multi-Purpose Garage with FROG • Built by Alair Homes • Architecture by Eric Haas • Tile by Coastal Carolina Flooring

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Photography by Patrick Brickman

Alair Homes Charleston (843) 296-8510 alaircharleston.com

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MODERN COURTYARD A seamless indoor/outdoor living space is created with a large slider and a native meadow featuring perennials and grasses to welcome wildlife to the yard.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Variety of Materials Including Tiger Wood, Corten Steel, Crushed Stone, Fencing, Retaining Walls, and Travertine Pavers • Built-In Planters & Seating • Landscape by REMARK

Charleston Landscape

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Photography by Patrick Brickman

REMARK Landscape Architecture (843) 952-7817 | remarkstudiollc.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Landscape Architecture • Landscape Contracting by

Carefully Designed Porch A hand-selected collection of furniture and décor pieces were chosen to create an inviting space to entertain.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Screened in Patio Overlooking Wadmalaw Marsh • Designed by Alison Kimborowicz of Steven Shell Living • Furniture, Accessories and Décor by Steven Shell Living

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 stevenshellliving.com

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PLAYFUL PATIO Chaise loungers surrounding the pool, a dining pergola, and pops of greenery in this space offer a fun, summer vibe to host pool parties and family gatherings.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Teak and UV Protected Wicker Furniture • Outdoor Performance Fabrics • Custom Painted Dining Area Rug • Cushions Drain Water • Custom Umbrellas Photography by Wayne Eggleston

• Designed by CHD Interiors

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : CHD Interiors (843) 571-2446 chdinteriors.com

PORCH PARADISE Built with space in mind, expansive porches were incorporated on both the first and second floors of this Seabrook Island home.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Garapa Decking • Large Screened Porch with Sliding Glass Doors • Double Front Porches

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Cinder Creek Construction (843) 768-0784 cindercreek.net

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

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AMPLE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

Outdoor living is offered throughout this custom home from the outdoor shower off the master bathroom to the pool and the porches around the perimeter.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Outdoor Kitchen with Garapa Cabinets • Bluestone and Old Carolina Savannah Gray Brick Patio Pavers • Built by Structures Building Company • Architecture by Herlong Architects • Designed by Interiors by Herlong • Pool with Chateau Limestone Paving by Aqua Blue Pools Photography by Julia Lynn Photography

• Landscape by Glenn Gardner • Shower Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors and Garden State Tile

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Structures Building Company (843) 856-6901 | structures.net

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Lock Down Splinters & Cracks To elongate the life of their deck, these homeowners worked with professionals to cover their dock with a coating that not only repairs the surface and stops the aging, but also makes the surface UV, water, and slip resistant.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Color Coordinated Walkway • Long Lasting and Durable • Coating Painted by Acryfin Coatings

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Acryfin Coatings South East (803) 493-8539 | acryfin.com

Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Fabulous and Fun A large pool off the custom deck invites people to jump in and cool off after a hot summer day.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Infinity Edge Pool • Daniel Island Golf Course Views • Fire & Ice Fire Pit on Pool Deck Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Pool by Aqua Blue Pools • Built by Mahshie Custom Homes

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Aqua Blue Pools (843) 767-7665 aquabluepools.net

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CUSTOM FINISHES

Between the recycled countertops and custom built ping pong table, this Johns Island space is chock full of unique touches that will serve the family function and fun.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Astroturf Flooring • Countertops Fabricated by GlassEco Surfaces & Installed by Martol Marble • Custom Ping Pong Table by Steve French of Tidal Creek Swing Beds • Designed by Kristian Thiem with Tidal Creek Designs • Synthetic Turf by Natural Photography by Patrick Brickman

Tendencies Landscaping • Art by Dee Beard Dean

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

GlassEco Surfaces (843) 554-6099 | glassecosurfaces.com

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EXPERTLY DESIGNED EXTERIOR These designers played with patterns and brought pops of color in coral and blue for this screened porch.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Stucco Fireplace with Inset TV • Vaulted Ceiling • Furniture by Restoration Hardware and Celadon

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Flatfish Island Designs (843) 882-8123 herlongarchitects.com

Photography by Katie Charlotte Photography

• Designed by Interiors by Herlong

Summer Blues Elevated square loungers and a spa add extra touches to this stunning pool, perfect for enjoying some water games on those scorching days.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Custom Seating in Pool • Sun Ledge • Tiled Spa • Pool by Aquatica Pools & Spas

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Aquatica Pools & Spas (843) 212-0014 aquaticapoolsandspas.com

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DURABILITY IS KEY When choosing furniture for an outdoor space, long lasting options are more often than not, the most sought out. Opt for powder coated aluminum and fade resistant fabric like these homeowners did.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Powder Coated Aluminum Bar Set and Loveseat with • Adirondack Chairs • Outdoor Furniture by Backyard Retreats

Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Hardscape by Just Hardscapes

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Backyard Retreats (843) 856-0049 backyardretreatsinc.com

MARVELOUS MATERIALS The exterior of this home wouldn’t be complete without durable building materials such as the windows, roof, and railings.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Walnut Travertine Coping • Azek Timbertech Railing System • Alumi-Guard Metal Fence • Building Materials by Buck Lumber & Building Supply • Built by Koenig Homes • Architecture by Marshall Driver • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Buck Lumber & Building Supply (843) 795-0150 | bucklumber.com

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Photography by Jim Somerset

& Lighting • Pool by Aqua Blue Pools


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COASTAL CONTEMPORARY

By working with a custom home builder, this Daniel Island family ensured their outdoor space matched their desired style and offered a modern, beach vibe with unique touches like a bocce court.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Clean Lines • Bocce Court • Outdoor Shower • Infinity Edge Pool • Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Photography by Callie Cranford

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes (843) 881-3930 lowcountrypremiercustomhomes.com

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BEACHY BLUES

Panoramic water views, ocean-inspired décor, and classic charm are abundant on this restful Daniel Island waterfront vacation home.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Motorized Screen System • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Designed by Greta Fox • Countertops Supplied by Palmetto Surfacing • Tile by Melcer Tile • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Architecture by Translations Design • Pool by Heritage Pools, LLC Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Building Materials by Buck Lumber & Building Supply

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

SHELTER Custom-Built Living (843) 471-1833 | sheltercustombuiltliving.com

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BRIGHT IDEAS Refreshing their Summerville home’s paint color was a necessity for these homeowners. Wanting something bright and coastal, they opted for a cheerful blue shade.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Paint in ‘Blue Sky’ by Sherwin-Williams • Painted by 1st Class Painting

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Photography by Moonlight Productions

1st Class Painting & Restoration (843) 324-6006 1stclasscharleston.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

& Restoration

EUROPEAN AMBIANCE Elements such as the travertine deck, leather countertop, and mosaic tile aide in creating a worldly vibe for this Lowcountry space.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Four Piece Versailles Pattern Turkish Ivory Travertine Deck • Oceanside Glass Decorative Blue Mosaic Waterline Tile • Cygnus Leather Countertop • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : AGM Imports (843) 747-0088 agmimports.com

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PERFECT PROTECTION In order to better protect their home from not only future hurricanes, but also from harmful UV rays, these homeowners enlisted the help of the pros to install bahama shutters.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Black Bahama Shutters • Hinged at Top of Window for Easy Maneuvering • Protection Against UV Rays • Window Treatments by Photography provided by Lowcountry Hurricane

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

LOUNGE IN LUXURY With an already lush yard, these homeowners exemplified their space by adding a custom pool that includes LED night lights, a spa, and more than enough area for a fun summer pool party.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Travertine Deck • Negative Edge • LED Lighting • Custom Spa • Pool by Heritage Pools, LLC

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Heritage Pools, LLC (843) 762-6417 swimhere.com

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Photography Submitted by Heritage Pools, LLC

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters (843) 822-5519 lowcountryshutters.com


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A FRESH COAT

These homeowners worked with professionals to get a special coating on the exterior of their home. This coating was used on all of the wood trim and stucco areas to protect against cracking, chipping, and peeling.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Custom Color • Water Resistant & Breathable Qualities • Painted by Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Photography by Callie Cranford

Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings (843) 884-1992 rhinoshieldsc.com

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MAXIMIZED VALUE To seamlessly integrate their firepit and other features of their patio area into the landscape, these homeowners collaborated with a professional who could help them with both elements.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Firewood Storage Nook • Semi-Circle Sitting Wall • Brick Firepit • Outdoor Bar & Grills • Landscaping and Outdoor Design

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Stacks Nursery (843) 832-4769 stacksnursery.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

by Stacks Nursery

CUSTOM OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE The rooftop deck is one of many this builder included for these homeowners. The angled elevated deck maximizes space for chaises within the trees.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • IPE Decking • Built by Priester’s Custom Contracting • Custom Tiered Pool by Aqua Blue Pools • Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Priester's Custom Contracting (843) 200-8495 priestercustomhomes.com

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UNDER DECK EXCELLENCE Fun outdoor living features such as a lounge area to watch TV and a kitchen allows the homeowners to get out of the hot sun for a bit while still enjoying the outdoors.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Gunite Salt Water Pool with Jetted Spa, WiFi Control, & Travertine Deck • Outdoor Shower • Kitchen/Bar Area with Wolf Endurance Aluminum Cabinetry and Dekton Countertops • Built by Stono Construction • Pool by Blue Haven Pools Photography by Dan Logan

• Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

PURPOSEFUL DOOR SELECTION This frosted glass garage doors add a modern touch to this coastal home and will stand strong against the elements.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Aluminum Door with Powder Coated Wood Finish • Modern Look with Frosted Glass • Door Installation by Precision Garage Door Service • Garage Door Manufactured by Haas Door • Door Opener by Linear Pro Access

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Precision Garage Door Service (843) 258-3212 precisiondoorcharleston.com

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

Stono Construction (843) 805-4141 | stonoconstruction.com




ROOF REPAIR & REPLACEMENT

ROOFING

SIDING

WINDOWS

DOORS

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COZY COASTAL

The privacy of the trees surrounding this yard provide a cozy escape complete with an outdoor shower, firepit, picnic table, and swimming pool.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Outdoor Shower Pergola • Brick Firepit • Farmhouse Table • Home Listed by Island House Real Estate • Designed by Island House Real Estate

Photography by Callie Cranford

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Island House Real Estate (843) 847-1762 islandhouserealestate.com

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PLETHORA OF PLANTS Various greenery and wispy grasses illustrate Lowcountry charm and add more character to this space.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Brick and Travertine Walkways • Ornamental Plants and Trees • Landscape by HLG Growers

Photography by Patrick Brickman

HLG Growers (843) 901-4862 hlggrowers.com

Photography by Ebony Ellis

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

INVITING PORCH This custom home builder cultivated a space to welcome homeowners and guests alike to spend time outside.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Outdoor Grill Area • Golf Course Views • Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (843) 471-2310 jacksonbuilthomes.com

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FABULOUS FOOTPRINT The footprint of this home’s deck allowed for a spiral staircase, fireplace, pool, and plenty of space for lounge and dining furniture.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Sun Deck in Pool • Outdoor Speaker & Entertainment System by AAA Installation • Metal Spiral Staircase Connecting Double Screened Porches • Integrated Saltwater Pool by Blue Photos by Keen Eye Marketing and Eliot Tuckerman

Haven Pools • Reclaimed Oak Mantles by Encore • ‘Sky High’ Sherwin-Williams Paint • Built by Delpino Custom Homes

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Delpino Custom Homes (843) 818-4866 | delpinocustomhomes.com

BEACHFRONT COOKING This grill features custom countertops that withstand Lowcountry elements so the homeowners can enjoy grilling while gazing at the ocean views across the street.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Custom Grill Top • Countertops Supplied by Eugene’s Marble & Granite • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Built by Brown Glaws Construction

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Eugene's Marble & Granite (843) 573-9351 granite-marble-tops.com

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Photography by Callie Cranford and Patrick Brickman

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CALCULATED CONSTRUCTION This Lowcountry deck has a screened porch and a grill area that was carefully thought-out and constructed by a professional builder.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • TimberTech Edge Premier Decking in ‘Beachwood Gray’ • Westbury ‘Tuscany’ Railing • Carol Rose Empire 42” Vent Free Gas Fireplace with White Shiplap, and Blue Stone Select Surround • Built by Classic Remodeling Photography by Patrick Brickman

& Construction

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

FASHIONABLE FIXTURES The wall and ceiling mounted pendants featured on this relaxing dock space add a contemporary touch and provide ample light once the sun sets.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Waterfront Pergola • Modern Fixtures • Cozy Accents • Lighting by Charleston Lighting and Interiors

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055 charlestonlightingandinteriors.com

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Photography Submitted by Charleston Lighting and Interiors

Classic Remodeling & Construction (843) 763-3297 classicremodeling.com


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LARGE LOT The acreage at this property allowed for a guest house and pool house in the backyard for additional square footage to host visitors and enjoy lounging by the pool.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Outdoor Kitchen with Walnut Countertops and Built-In Grill • Oyster Shell Fireplace • Exposed Rafter and Beams • Custom Folding Privacy Shutters • Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork • Integrated Pool by Atkinson Pools Photography by Paige Schlonenburg

• Built by Diament Building Corp • Architecture by Beau Clowney

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Southern Lumber & Millwork (843) 744-6281 solumber.com

CONVENIENT ACCESS To make it easier to run to the bathroom when outside, these homeowners added a powder room right off of the deck, finished in gray plank tile.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Tile by Melcer Tile • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Architecture by Translations Design • Designed by Greta Fox • Design Coordinated by • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 melcertile.com

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ARTFUL ARCHITECTURE The architecture is playfully blended into the natural landscape. Fruit trees in planters align the breezeway connecting the carriage house and main house.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Yin & Yang Driveway • Designed around Spring Island Live Oaks • Breezeway Between Carriage House and Main House • Architecture by Translations Photography by Patrick Brickman

Design

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

TREE SUPPORT It’s important to maintain your tree’s health so they will live long lives. This includes running a diagnostic test, fertilization and soil care, and cabling and bracing during inclement weather.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Brick Walkway • Wrought Iron Fence • Tree Care by Bartlett Tree Experts

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Bartlett Tree Experts (843) 556-8696 bartlett.com/charleston-sc

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Translations Design (843) 367-7367 translationsdesign.com


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PHENOMENAL LOWCOUNTRY PALETTE An expertly selected palette of blues, whites, and grays offers a welcoming setting to lounge and enjoy marsh views.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Folding Door Leading to Screened Porch • Designed by Riverside Designers • Built by Novella Homes • Infinity Edge Saltwater Pool by Blue Haven Pools • Home Automation by Photography by Patrick Brickman

NextGen Automated

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

HARBOR FRONT KITCHEN Leathered countertops were installed in the outdoor kitchen at this waterfront home to give the space a unique touch.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • ‘Virginia Mist’ Leather Countertops with Eased Edges • Countertops Fabricated by Granite by Design • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Built by Mark Perce of MSP Custom Homes • Designed by Renee Anthony of Polish + Pop Design

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Granite by Design (843) 416-8509 granitebydesigncharleston.com

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

Riverside Designers (843) 377-2600 riversidedesigners.com


Pools | Bullfrog Spas| Outdoor Furniture | Grills Summerville (843) 875-4650

Goose Creek (843) 553-2259

Charleston (843) 556-2920

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CREAM COMBINATION The Cambria quartz countertops and backsplash match magnificently with the cream and brown hues in the cabana.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Non-Porous, Maintenance Free, Non-Absorbent Surface • Cambria Quartz ‘Windermere’ • Full Wall Backsplash • Outdoor Pool Cabana & Bar Top • Countertops Supplied by Palmetto Surfacing

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Built by Shem Creek Renovations

F o r M o r e I n f o rm at i o n :

PORCH SITTING AMONG THE TREES The front porch of this Charleston abode offers the homeowner unparalleled views of the lush trees beyond their land.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Hanging Bed • Wide Front Porch • Built by Arnett Construction

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Arnett Construction (843) 271-8668 arnettconstruction.com

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Palmetto Surfacing (843) 569-1131 palmettosurfacing.com


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MADE TO ENTERTAIN This homeowner loves to have friends and family over so when working with a home designer to build the space, a combined kitchen/dining/lounge area under a custom structure was nonnegotiable.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Firepit with Adirondack Seating • Custom Pool with Spa • Outdoor Kitchen Including Big Green Egg • Specially Designed Pergola • Project Designed by Crosby Photography by Patrick Brickman

Creations Home Designs

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

GOLDEN HOUR Stunning light fixtures add style to this patio space and front door while also allowing the homeowners to enjoy sitting outside at night.

Photography Provided by Rick's Lighting + Home

Crosby Creations Home Designs (843) 514-7354 | crosby-creations.com

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Lighting by Rick’s

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Rick's Lighting + Home (843) 763-2282 rickslighting.com

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Photography Provided by Rick's Lighting + Home

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MULTI-LEVEL DECK Marshfront living was enhanced in this home with not only a screened porch, but also an outdoor kitchen and firepit patio.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Dual Deck • Wood Accent and Marine-Grade Rails • Outdoor Kitchen Including Big Green Egg • Built by Thomas Evans Photography by Patrick Brickman

Custom Building & Renovations

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations (843) 442-0277 thomasevansconstruction.com

AUTOMATED PROTECTIVE SCREEN The Keder Track system and rubber gasket on this screen encloses your outdoor living space while also allowing for ample air flow throughout.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Wind Resistant with Sensors to Protect from High Winds • Protects Furniture from Damaging UV Rays and Water • Combats Heat, Wind, & Pests • Outdoor Shades by NextGen Automated

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

NextGen Automated (843) 871-8531 | nextgenautomated.com

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Photography Provided by NextGen Automated

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Photography by Callie Cranford

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BLUE SCENE Walk out onto this deck and be welcomed by a sea of blue—the Navy house, blue pebbles in the firepit, and custom pool give off a serene feel for ultimate relaxation.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Modern Pool and Outdoor Living Space • Custom Sitting Wall and Firepit • Custom Built Planter Boxes • Travertine Patio • Built-In Tanning Shelf

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Pool by Blue Haven Pools

F o r M o r e I n f o rm at i o n : Blue Haven Pools (843) 552-6000 bluehavensc.com

DUAL SPACES These homeowners wanted both a screen porch and an open deck to take advantage of Lowcountry weather year round.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Screened Porch with Lounge Furniture • Custom Built Deck • Oval Swimming Pool • Built by Just Additions &

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Just Additions & Remodeling (843) 352-7341 justadditions.com

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Remodeling


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GRAND WELCOME Restored mahogany the doors, adding a blue shade to the ceiling, and clean whites to the home and porches brought this Lowcountry dwelling a new life.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Restored Mahogany Doors • ‘Copen Blue’ Porch Ceilings • Aunt Betty’s China Painted Porch Railings • Painted by CertaPro Painters • Paint Supplied by Sherwin-Williams

Photography by Ebony Ellis

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

MEANT TO LAST Performance fabrics were selected for this furniture to ensure the pieces were easy to clean and wash off any stains from pollen or spills.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Nautical Vibe • Performance Fabrics • Designed by KMD Interiors

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : KMD Interiors (843) 819-8254 kmdinteriors.com

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CertaPro Painters (843) 998-2820 charleston.certapro.com


WE’RE SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST LANTERNS. NO MATTER THE STYLE, ROOM, OR HOUSE, YOU CAN FIND IT ALL IN OUR SHOWROOM. WE HAVE ALL THE LIGHTING YOU WILL NEED.

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PRIME TRANSFORMATION This once dated carport was converted into a cozy outdoor living space tucked away on five private acres of wooded Johns Island property.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Half Moon Sofa Surrounding Fabric Coffee Table • Custom Design on Screened Porch Ceiling • Custom Door Design • Designed and Built by Polished Photography by Callie Cranford

Renovations & Design

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

PRIME EXTERIOR PRODUCT This home was built with Hardie siding, one of the most durable products on the market, so this home will provide a safe and weather resistant dwelling for the homeowners.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Covered Breezeway • James Hardie Plank Siding • Shutters by Holy City Shutter Company • Exterior Products by Holy City Exteriors

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Holy City Exteriors (843) 789-4123 holycityexteriors.com

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

Polished Renovations & Design (843) 475-8856 polishedrenovations.com


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GAME CHANGING POOL A spillover spa with built-in loungers just wasn’t enough; an additional spa was also added to maximize this family’s pool game.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Pool Cabana with Fireplace • Dual Spas • Recessed Swim-Up Bar • Pool by Clear Blue Pools

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

COMFORTABLE RETREAT Working with a builder allowed this Lowcountry couple to construct an outdoor space filled with comfort and style.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Custom Fireplace Surround • Angled Semi-Coffered Ceiling • Brick Patio and Firepit • Built by Kalman Construction

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Kalman Construction (843) 856-0515 kalmanconstruction.com

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Clear Blue Pools (843) 300-4143 clearbluepools.net


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HIGHEST QUALITY DOCKS This dock was built to last with durable materials that can stand up against the harsh Lowcountry environment.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Exotic Hardwoods • Dock Accessories • Stainless Hardware • Saltwater Treated Lumber • Floats and Gangways • Eaton Power • All Materials Provided by Decks and Docks Lumber Photography by Callie Cranford

Company

F o r M o r e I n f o rm at i o n :

Decks and Docks (843) 266-9675 | decks-docks.com

TIMELESS AND TRADITIONAL To pair with the shaker cabinets and beams in the outdoor kitchen area, crisp white countertops were installed providing optimal style and preventing messes from being easily seen.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Pavilion Featuring Kitchen and Seating Area with Fireplace • Taj Mahal Quartzite from Universal Marble & Granite • Designed by Andy Bennington • Lighting by Rick's Lighting + Home • Built by Randy Crabb of Maintain Inc.

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767-7779 | universalmgranite.com

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

For a store near you, visit us at sherwin-williams.com

© 2020 Sherwin-Williams Company

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LUXE BRASS FINISHES

The brass lanterns and pendants featured throughout the exterior of this Mt. Pleasant home add an extra pop against the white exterior.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Gas Lanterns • Andersen Clad Iron Gliding Doors • IPE Plank Floors • Tongue and Groove Ceiling • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting • Built by Harbor Contracting and Tight Line Construction • Architecture by Rush Dixon Photography by Ebony Ellis

Architects

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170 carolinalanterns.com

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BUGGIN' OUT More often than not, living in the Lowcountry means having to deal with unwanted visitors. To fit your dream of having a pest-free area, enlist the help of critter professionals to maintain your outdoor lifestyle.

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON :

Palmetto Exterminators (843) 766-9701 palmettoexterminators.net

Photography submitted by Vitoria International

Palmetto Mosquito Control (843) 766-9701 Palmettomosquitocontrol.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control (843) 766- 8298 ledfordspestcontrol.com

GRILL MASTER’S COUNTERTOP A black and white palette on the patio was enhanced with a leathered granite countertop that will provide function to the family as they enjoy grilling out during the summer months.

O U T D O O R F E ATU RES : • Virginia Mist Leather Granite • Outdoor Grill and Dining Area • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Built by Master Home Builder

F O R M O RE I N F O RM AT I ON : Vitoria International (843) 760-2470 vitoriainternational.com

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CHARLESTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE'S

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

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The Fitch-Rivers house, built in 1883, is rich with history that the designers honored in their rooms. Though separate spaces, designed by different people, the Charleston single still showcases a cohesive feel throughout, with shades of blue seen in nearly every room. Page through this section to learn about the inspiration behind their designs and how they brought their spaces to life. The home is set to open as a bed and breakfast, The Bee and Blossom, later this year.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE GARDEN Linda believes the garden is a reflection of the home that

are welcomed all year round. In order to honor the home’s

creates a seamless connectivity from the outdoors

history and maintain a historic feel, an array of color,

to the indoors. With that in mind, she installed elements

texture, and fragrance was used in the plethora of

such as the water fountain, mirrors, and ornamental trees

greenery along with the décor items.

and shrubs to change with the seasons so guests

THE DESIGNER:

LINDA GREENBERG

of Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design

For more information, call Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design at (704) 995-7173.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

FOYER, STAIRWELL, AND GALLERIES With an image of guests sipping cool drinks and

harbor. The history of the city is seen in the work and

stepping out onto the piazza, Alexandre designed

Alexandre wanted the history to be shown in her space as

the gallery hall for people to congregate and wonder.

well. A favorite piece in the gallery hall is 'Lost in Thought'

She drew inspiration from Dale Powell’s 'Spirit of SC'

by Sally Hughes Smith.

which depicts a modern day sailboat in Charleston

THE DESIGNER:

ALEXANDRE FLEUREN

of Alexandre Fleuren Interiors

For more information, call Alexandre Fleuren Interiors at (843) 437-1396 or visit designafi.com.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE PARLOR This designer was inspired to create a European pied a terre

Weiss Glass titled 'Temptation'. This painting, from Mitchell

ambiance in the parlor. A fireplace welcomes guests to

Hill, hangs above a long metal console. Anchoring mood lighting

come and relax on the settees. Large windows are

without natural light wasn’t necessarily an easy task, however,

flanked with elegant drapes that puddle to the floor.

the simple cream walls make the space feel much brighter.

The finishing touch is an abstract art piece by Jennie

The fireplace calls for long conversations in a cozy space.

THE DESIGNER:

T. PHILLIPS

of Latitude Design Group, LLC

For more information, call Latitude Design Group at (201) 565-6381 or visit wtphillips.com.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE DINING ROOM The original fireplace in the dining room was flanked by

choice for Bobbi Jo. She also created two very unique pieces

windows with L-shaped benches. These features helped

to complete the garden theme. A plain table was covered

Bobbi Jo envision cozy window seats with dining for

with cuts of mirror and painted by local artist Suzanne

the inn. The garden scheme included Asian screens

Leonard and a copper chandelier was fabricated by Coastal

with water scenes with cranes and lilies—gardens are

Copper with a ginkgo leaf design.

quintessential in Charleston so this was an obvious

THE DESIGNER:

BOBBI JO ENGELBY

of Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby

For more information, call Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby at (843) 388-0328 or visit domainmtp.com.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE PETIT SALON A lot of work didn’t scare Lauren away when she was

The old Charleston walls provided the space with a lot

designing her perfect sitting nook. Inspired to create

of texture, that Lauren incorporated into her design by

a space reminiscent of one of her favorite places,

using bold colors which added character to the salon and

Scotland, Lauren designed with warmth in mind.

told the historic story of the space. An antique Persian

The space needed to feel welcoming and inviting;

rug ties in the elements, including an original piece of art

an area where people can sit and enjoy a scotch.

by Anne Darby Parker.

THE DESIGNER:

LAUREN MESSINA

of Lauren Messina Interior Design

For more information, call Lauren Messina Interior Design at (843) 345-2660 or visit laurenmessinadesign.com.

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Photography by Kim Graham

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE KITCHEN A space tucked in the back was full of potential with lots

hex shapes, and shades of blue and gold. Repeating bee

of windows and high ceilings. Ample cabinet space

elements—the hex tile and brass hardware, painted bees

allowed Heidi to create a functional kitchen with

on the ceiling returning to the hive pendant light fixtures,

style. The inn is called The Bee and Blossom so

and the swaths of honey through the quartz counter, all

Heidi was inspired by both the name and logo to

continue to pay homage to the inn and offer a fun design

design with subtle bee and honey accents such as

scheme for the space.

THE DESIGNER:

HEIDI HUDDLESTON, CKD

of Delicious Kitchens & Interiors

For more information, call Delicious Kitchens & Interiors at (843) 901-1270 or visit deliciouskitchens.com.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE MUSIC SALON The staple baby grand piano in every CSOL Designer

had been eying for months, to pull all of the details together.

Showhouse had the perfect home in front of the bay

The heavy grasscloth material added texture

window in the music salon. A good proportioned space

and paired perfectly with the blue curtains and green

with abundant natural light allowed Allyson to

mottled fireplace tile. This room showcases a variety

decorate with plenty of furniture and accessories.

of reflective elements and bold patterns to create a

Allyson used a Cowtan & Tout wallpaper, that she

unique and cohesive design.

THE DESIGNER:

ALLYSON KIRKPATRICK

of AllysonK Designs

For more information, call AllysonK Designs at (256) 651-8628 or visit allysonkdesigns.com.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE LOUNGE & BATH Cultivating an intimate lounge area that invited guests

guests to sit, read, play, and sip for a while and with the

to sit for a while was the driving force behind Caroline’s

combination of velvet and linen textures, why wouldn’t

lounge design. Complete with mixed metals, glass art

they want to? Three dimensional effects are created with

objects, rich hues, and the ‘Classic Blue’ 2020 Pantone

a charcoal wallcovering on the ceiling making it one to

Color of the Year, the elements pair together to create a

remember. Unique light fixtures and contemporary art also

modern gentleman’s lounge. The idea was to invite

play into the overall modern feel of this lounge.

THE DESIGNER:

CAROLINE DEVLAMING FARRIOR For more information, call deVlaming Design at (843) 270-5200.

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Photography by Chris and Cami Photography

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE READING ROOM Amazing light immediately peeked Sandra’s interest

scheme of the room. Hues in the ottoman are seen

in the reading room. B&Bs often have a sitting room

throughout the space to maintain a cohesive look and

where guests can relax and read the paper, sip on a

even influenced a custom Betsy Douglass painting

glass of wine, etc., so Sandra wanted to create a

hanging above the gilded fireplace. The limited edition

welcoming space in order to do just that. The colorful

black and white photograph by Tripp Smith helped

fabric on the ottoman inspired the overall color

ground the space.

THE DESIGNER:

SANDRA ERICKSEN

of Sandra Ericksen Design

For more information, email Sandra at sandraericksen@gmail.com or visit sandraericksendesign.com.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman • Bottom Left Photo by Nick Cannon

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

3RD FLOOR LIVING AREA Uneven walls and weird angles might have deterred

in this room. The cozy retreat offers drama with a simple

some designers but not Wendy. She turned the

black and white palette in various patterns and textures. A

asymmetric 3rd floor into a chic living area. Inspired

window seat offers the perfect space to crawl up and read

by a Thibaut leopard print wallpaper, she had the walls

a good book, and the gray sofa provides ample seating for

and ceilings hand painted by a local artist, David Glunt.

several people. Wooden birds, snake plants, green books,

The custom ceiling and painted walls became the staple

and candle sticks add life to the décor.

THE DESIGNER:

WENDY HOOVER

of Designapple Home

For more information, email Wendy at designapplehome@gmail.com or call Designapple Home at (843) 619-1593.

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Photography by Kim Graham

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE GARDEN BEDROOM Driven to create a space that was reminiscent of Paris in

inspired design—a fireplace, bookcases, and tall French

the springtime, Terry designed the bedroom with an

doors that opened onto the piazza. Springtime in Paris

elegant color palette combination of pink, coral,

is expertly achieved throughout Terry’s design including

cerulean, and violet that invoke grace and serenity in

the French luxury linens depicting flowers, birds, and

the space. The smaller, yet intimate space, had multiple

butterflies, the crystal chandelier, antique gold

design details that played well with Terry’s European

settee, and Louis XV-style vintage armchairs.

THE DESIGNER:

TERRY STEPHENSON

of Juxtaposition Home & Garden

For more information, call Juxtaposition Home & Garden at (843) 729-9755 or visit juxtapositioncharleston.com.

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Photography by Anne Rhett

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE BACK STAIRWELL A dark, often utilitarian, space known as the back

in the stairwell. The space served a purpose as passageway

stairwell was transformed with wallpaper to brighten

throughout the home and Emily’s desire to make the space

it up. The floor-to-ceiling window received a special

pretty as well was achieved with her pastel palette and

covering to help accentuate the vastness of it. Inspired

delicate touch. The used-to-be “forgotten” space now serves

by the name of the bed and breakfast, The Bee and

a stylish purpose and will hold up against the daily use as

Blossom, Emily used floral wallpaper and a blue shade

guests and staff of the inn come through.

THE DESIGNER:

EMILY WOOD

of Emily M. Wood Interiors

For more information, call Emily M. Wood Interiors at (843) 568-9745 or visit emilymwoodinteriors.com.

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Photography by Susan Sully

2020 DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE

THE SPACE:

THE SECOND FLOOR PIAZZA A spacious piazza allowed Alexandra to play with

first area when you walk onto the piazza, you’ll find a

seating arrangements and greenery. With a garden

wrought iron door that became a lattice canvas to display an

below, Alexandra wanted to continue the feel of

array of plants. Battling the pollen so prevalent in springtime

being in the garden while staying upstairs. With

in Charleston was a bit difficult, but it didn’t stop Alexandra

so many opportunities for seating areas, Alexandra

from creating a calming, outdoor oasis overlooking the

was able to add a unique touch to each. In the

garden below.

THE DESIGNER:

ALEXANDRA HOWARD

of Alexandra Howard INC.

For more information, call Alexandra Howard at (843) 367-4623 or visit alexandrahowardinc.com.

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How to Prepare foR Hurricane Season Learn from Lowcountry Pros How to Best Protect Your Home Against Strong Winds and Flooding Story by Alli Steinke & Illustrations by Ebony Ellis

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n June 1st, we entered our five-month hurricane season

covers everything from roofing to insulation. We’ve talked to

running until November 30th. It’s important to make

Lowcountry professionals to learn about the best products to

sure your home is protected against the strong winds and

use to ensure that your home is prepared for hurricane season.

flooding that often comes with these storms. Over the past five years, the Carolina coast has been affected by multiple

With over 200 miles of coast in South Carolina, our state is

hurricanes—Joaquin in 2015, Matthew in 2016, Irma in 2017,

one of the highest risk states in the country to be impacted by a

Florence in 2018, and Dorian in 2019. While the damage

hurricane or tropical storm. In addition to making preparations

done by each storm varied, being prepared helped ease the

for your home, the South Carolina Emergency Management

mind of officials and homeowners. Our comprehensive guide

Division has put together a list of things to prepare for your family.

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Fill up your cars and make sure they are up to date on their services.

Make sure you have a hurricane plan in place.

Know your evacuation route.

Prepare an emergency supply kit including water, non-perishable food, a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, medications, and cash/credit cards.

Bring in lawn furniture and other loose objects.

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Hurricane prep can be expensive and time-consuming.

Homeowner’s insurance covers all disaster damage.

Fact: Prepare in advance so you aren’t doing it all at once. Signing up for alerts and notifications is free. Chances are, you already have emergency kit items in your home.

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Fact: More often than not, your homeowner’s insurance will not cover all of the damage from the hurricane. You likely need to have flood insurance as well, so do your research to determine the requirements for your area.


Make arrangements for your pets — they often aren’t allowed in shelters.

Cover windows.

Trim trees and shrubs around the home.

Determine where to store your boat if applicable.

Clear gutters and downspouts.

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A small amount of floodwater is okay to drive through.

An emergency kit prepares you for any disaster.

Only first responders need to know what to do.

Fact: It only takes 12 inches of floodwater to float your car and it’s often challenging to see the depth when you approach the water. To avoid damage to your car and putting yourself in danger, just turn around and stay away from the floodwater.

Fact: Natural disasters require more than a kit to be prepared. You need knowledge of how to protect yourself as well as a plan for the whole family.

Fact: Everyone needs to know what to do in the event of a natural disaster. Depending on the severity, first responders may not be able to get to you for days or weeks so you need to be fully prepared for any situation.

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W i n do ws an d D oor s

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The PlyFASTner® Advanced Hurricane Protection System is a method of attaching plywood panels to windows and doors to help protect the home from flying debris during a hurricane. PlyFASTner® products meet building codes and can be installed on almost any residential building.

High impact and wind rated garage doors are becoming more popular as they have the highest wind rating. They have the wind load struts built into the door, so you will not see them through the glass.

Roll down shutters can operate either with a manual crank or a motorized system with a remote. These shutters take only minutes to pull down and protect your home in the event of a hurricane. Made from aluminum extrusions for maximum resistance and durability, roll down shutters are tested to withstand up to a Category 5 hurricane.

- Overhead Door Company of Charleston

- Buck Lumber & Building Supply

Marvin Signature-Ultimate aluminum clad/wood and Elevate line of “Ultrex” composite exterior/wood interior windows and doors are low maintenance products that provide ultimate hurricane protection. Signature and Elevate products are designed, tested, and certified for energy efficiency, driving rain, impact resistance, and cyclic pressure.

A hurricane resistant/windloaded garage door often has reinforced struts made from high tensile steel. In addition, some windloaded garage doors are tested at winds speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, equal to a Category 4 hurricane. Some models also undergo impact testing using a two by four wooden stud fired from a cannon to simulate flying debris. This testing helps ensure the garage door can stand up to even the most severe weather conditions.

- Southern Lumber & Millwork

- Precision Garage Door Service

- Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

Eyewall Armor Full View Bahama Shutters offer superior and reliable storm protection with simple and minimal preparation. They employ patented articulating louvers that offer the best outward views, with the ability to close and prohibit large volumes of air from pressurizing the structure. - Holy City Shutter Company

I ns u la t i o n Closed cell spray foam insulation cures to a very dense hardened state that can strengthen the applied surface up to 300 percent, protecting homes from torrential rain and harsh winds while saving the homeowner money. - Energy One America

“Healthy trees are one of your homes greatest assets. have them pruned by a professional tree company. make sure the trees are capable of enduring strong sustained winds."

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S i di ng R oofin g Installing roof to wall connectors, gable wall bracing, re-nailing roof decking with code approved fasteners, installing a secondary water barrier, and making sure your new roof covering is up to code per wind region are ways to strengthen your roof during hurricane season and limit the damage that might be done.

Experts recommend a weather resistant siding to help protect your home from high winds and corrosive water. Fiber cement siding is the best option for homes in hurricane prone areas because of its durability. James Hardie siding products are five times thicker than vinyl siding products, with exceptional strength and deep wood grain textures. - Holy City Exteriors

- Alpha Omega Construction Group

GAF Shingles meet ASTM’s highest wind ratings, making them some of the toughest shingles around when it comes to the high winds prevalent during hurricanes and tropical storms. - Holy City Exteriors

HardiePlank Lap Siding is a great product for homeowners in the Lowcountry because it is extremely sturdy. The protection it offers is impervious to swelling or cracking. It provides the strength of fiber cement while offering a classic look. - Maner Fence and Specialties


Hurricane Product PROFESSIONALS Do o rs & Wi n d ows

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S i di ng

Buck Lumber & Building Supply (843) 795-0150 bucklumber.com

Overhead Door Company of Charleston (843) 767-0028 overheaddoorcocharleston.com

Alpha Omega Construction Group (843) 818-4569 alpha-omegainc.com

Maner Fence and Specialties (843) 552-0242 manersc.com

Precision Garage Door Service (843) 258-3212 precisiondoorcharleston.com

Carolina Machine Finishing (843) 760-0029 cmfprefinish.com

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Holy City Exteriors (843) 789-4123 holycityexteriors.com

Paradise Home Improvement (843) 347-5199 paradisehomeimprove.com Southern Lumber & Millwork (843) 744-6281 solumber.com Ultimate Gutter Guard (843) 410-0645 gutterscharleston.com

I ns ula t i o n Energy One America (843) 388-6260 energyoneamerica.com

T r ee Care Bartlett Tree Experts (843) 556-8696 bartlett.com/charleston-sc

Alpha Omega Construction Group (843) 818-4569 alpha-omegainc.com Baker Roofing (843) 300-4833 bakerroofing.com Holy City Exteriors (843) 789-4123 holycityexteriors.com Harper Construction (843) 737-4745 chrisharperconstruction.com Maner Fence & Supplies (843) 552-0242 manersc.com

Maner Fence and Specialties (843) 552-0242 manersc.com Ultimate Gutter Guard (843) 410-0645 gutterscharleston.com

S h utte rs Holy City Shutter Company (843) 647-8807 holycityshuttercompany.com Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters (843) 822-5519 lowcountryshutters.com

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford

ShopTalk

Helping Front-Line Workers Amid COVID-19 Local real estate company Island

their vacant properties but they are

allowing another occupant. If anyone

House Real Estate has been, and

still looking for more options as we

has a property that they could make

continues to, organize free housing

continue navigating this uncertain time.

available to healthcare workers, they

for local healthcare workers that are

Tricia and Brett are arranging cleaning

are asking you to email them at

fearful of going home and possibly

services after the healthcare worker

tricia@islandhouserealestate.com.

spreading COVID-19 to their families.

vacates the property; as an extra

Tricia Peterson and her husband Brett,

precaution it is recommended that the

have made safe houses available with

homes are vacant for 14 days before

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For more information, call Island House Real Estate at (843) 847-1762 or visit islandhouserealestate.com.


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SHOP TALK

Thought-Out Remodel and New Surfaces designs. The showroom is centered around a custom island built specifically to show the Kohler sinks and faucets they carry. The new displays include a variety of applications. In addition to the updated showroom, Palmetto Surfacing is also carrying 20 new colors of surfaces from Cambria Quartz in honor of

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography Provided by Palmetto Surfacing

These Lowcountry surface professionals recently updated their showroom to better highlight the ample selection they have to offer clients. The team at Palmetto Surfacing has renovated their North Charleston showroom to stay current in a changing industry. They pride themselves in having a state-of-the-art showroom to showcase the best products for their customers, so they needed to keep the space updated with latest trends and

Cambria’s 20th anniversary. For more information, call Palmetto Surfacing at (843) 569-1131 or visit palmettosurfacing.com.

Pursuing Excellence Costco has chosen C&C Myers Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Drains as a preferred vendor. Jim Clark, owner of C&C Myers, says Costco chose to work with his company because of their distinguished reputation and because of their high ratings in the Charleston area.

According to Jim, the two companies work well together because they have like-minded business models; delivering the best possible customer experience. The vetting process was no small task. The process included interviews and background checks for Jim and his staff.

Their company and business practices were also reviewed extensively to ensure that C&C Myers would be a good fit and uphold Costco’s mission. In their four years of working with Costco, C&C Myers has connected with like minded clients seeking quality and professionalism. Jim credits reaching their target market with this partnership to the client base growth they’ve experienced. For more information, call C&C Myers Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Drains at (843) 8817588 or visit ccmyersservice.com

Story by Rachael Lolar • Photography Provided by C&C Myers

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SHOP TALK

Under New Management

Story by Rachael Lolar • Photography by Patrick Brickman • Portrait Submitted by Buckhannon

After spending most of his career in the corporate world Kevin Elliot was ready for a career change. He always wanted to own a business, and so the search for the perfect business began. Kevin discovered Buckhannon Tile + Design and the owner Sonya. Sonya was looking to get back into design and while she wanted to continue working for the company, she wanted to make sure she was leaving it in good hands. Kevin turned out to be the perfect fit. Since taking over the company, Kevin has continued the business practices that have been established over the years. When Kevin first met Sonya and the rest of her team, he was impressed with the company and the way it ran. Its locally run and family owned feel was the fresh breath of air from the corporate world he was looking for and he has strived to run the company with the same smallbusiness mindset. As Buckhannon Tile + Design grows its business, Kevin desires to open a second location in the area. For more information, call Buckhannon Tile + Design at (843) 881-8911 or visit buckhannontd.com.

Color Specialists In order to help ensure that homeowners are selecting the right colors for their home, Sherwin-Williams offers an in-house color consultation for their clients. The 90-minute consultation consists of an expertly curated palette to match the décor in your home. When homeowners sign up for a consultation they receive a $50 SherwinWilliams gift card, a pre-consultation phone call, project shopping list, and your paint sample. For more information, call Sherwin-Williams at (843) 853-6725 or visit sherwin-williams.com

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AD DIRECTORY AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting & Restoration.................185

Crosby Creations Home Designs.................181

Natural Home Lite.........................................253

Acryfin Coatings South East........................187

Danco Modern Furniture................................18

NextGen Automated.......................................16

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston..169

Decks and Docks Lumber Company .............85

Novella Homes ..........................................6 & 7

Advanced Window Fashions..........................97

Delpino Custom Homes.................................51

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives....................181

AGM Imports.....................................................9

Design On Tap................................................191

Outside Is In ....................................................55

AirMax LLC....................................................109

Energy One America..................................... 211

Overhead Door Co. of Charleston...............161

Airbox Air Purifier..........................................195

Eugene’s Marble & Granite............................83

Alair Homes Charleston...............................173

Express Sunrooms........................................ 211

Allen Design, Inc.............................................46

Fine Rugs of Charleston.................. 75, 83, 161

Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc.......183

Flatfish Island Designs..................................243

Aqua Blue Pools............................................169

Floor & Decor...................................................21

Aquatica Pools and Spas................................12

Flooring Factory..............................................81

Arnett Custom Homes....................................73

Flooring Services ............................................85

Atlantic Shield Insurance Group.................173

For the House—The Barstool Shop............249

Audio Warehouse, The....................................53

Gateway Supply Company..........................187

Backyard Retreats, Inc......................................4

Glass Eco Surfaces........................................193

Baker Roofing................................................177

Granite by Design.........................................189

Bartlett Tree Experts.......................................243

Harper Construction Inc.................................40

Bath Fitter....................................................... 211

Hausful.............................................................13

Precision Garage Door Service......................91

Best Buy Blinds.............................................205

Heritage Pools, LLC.......................................185

Priester’s Custom Contracting.......................67

Blue Haven Pools............................................45

HLG Growers.................................................203

REMARK Landscape Architecture.................28

Brackish Builders, LLC....................................63

Holy City Exteriors........................................243

Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings..... 191

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc...............2

Holy City Shutter Company..........................243

Rick’s Lighting + Home.................................197

Buckhannon Tile + Design..............................24

Home Etiquette................................................61

Riverside Designers........................................91

Builders First Source.......................................19

HWC Custom Cabinetry................................195

ShelfGenie.....................................................197

Carolina Flooring Specialists.........................43

Inspired Closets...............................................47

SHELTER Custom-Built Living.......................25

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting.......................199

Isaac Moyer Woodworking........................... 119

Sherwin-Williams Company........................205

Carolina Machine Finishing............................22

Island House Real Estate................................15

South Star Granite........................................101

Carolina Spa Company.................................213

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes.........................38

Southeast Kitchens...........................................8

Carpenters Restoration...................................48

Jean’s Custom Workroom............................254

Carpet Baggers Carpet One.........................167

Jilco Kitchen and Bath....................................23

Century Glass..................................................52

Just Additions & Remodeling......................213

CertaPro Painters of Charleston...................201

Kalman Construction......................................14

Charleston Amish Furniture...........................81

KMD Interiors..................................................39

Charleston Bath Experts...............................199

Koozer Painting................................................89

Charleston Cabinets, Inc...............................167

Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc......213

Charleston Lamp Company...........................42

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc..........251

Charleston Lighting and Interiors..................56

Lowcountry Foundation Repair...................253

Charleston Riverdogs...................................254

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters....87

CHD Interiors...................................................26

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks...................193

Cinder Creek Construction ............................44

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes............27

Circa Lighting...................................................89

Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc...................87

Translations Design Studio............................10

Classic Kitchens of Charleston.......................54

M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)........101

Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions......87

Classic Remodeling & Construction..............20

Maner Fence and Specialties.......................203

Universal Marble & Granite, Inc....................36

Clear Blue Pools, Inc.....................................177

Melcer Tile..........................................................5

Vitoria International........................................49

Closets by Design............................................71

Moluf’s..........................................................Back

West Shore Home.........................................251

Coralberry Cottage.......................................... 11

N-Hance of Charleston.................................251

Wholesale Appliance Center........................249

Palm Casual.....................................................59 Palmetto Exterminators................................201 Palmetto Mosquito Control..........................201 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc...................................17 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc..........................3 Paradise Home Improvement......................249 Paradise Pools & Spas..................................189 Patriot Blinds..................................................193 Polished Renovations & Design....................29 Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast.......101 Port City Elevator.............................................69

Southeastern Galleries...................................34 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.............259 Special Additions, Inc...................................253 Stack’s Nursery..............................................183 Stallings Studio...............................................32 Steven Shell Living.........................................41 Stono Construction.........................................33 Structures Building Company........................35 Sullivan Custom Cabinets............................201 Terrace Oaks Antiques....................................37 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations....57

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READER INFO CENTER Air Purification Airbox Air Purifier 512-968-5496 Antiques Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Appliances Wholesale Appliance Center 843-556-0917 Architects Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Flatfish Island Designs 843-882-8123 Translations Design Studio 843-367-7367 Barstools For the House - The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Basement and Crawlspace Lowcountry Foundation Repair 843-836-3377 Bathroom Remodeling Bath Fitter 843-405-7013 Brackish Builders 843-566-5554 Charleston Bath Experts 843-216-7551 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 West Shore Home 843-402-8856 Blinds Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Builders Alair Homes Charleston 843-296-8510 Arnett Custom Homes 843-271-8668 Brackish Builders 843-566-5554 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 843-471-2310 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 843-881-3930 Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Building Materials Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Decks & Docks Lumber Co. 843-266-9675 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Cabinets Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Carpenters Restoration                       843-884-3411 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Classic Kitchens of Charleston 843-991-4207 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Jilco Kitchen & Bath 843-849-6465 Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 N-Hance of Charleston 843-303-9706 Polished Renovations & Design 843-475-8856 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Ceramic Coating Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Closet & Organization Systems Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Closets by Design 866-484-8130 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Maner Fence and Specialties 843-552-0242 256 • CH+D • Summer 2020

Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Garage Doors Countertops Overhead Door Co. of Charleston 843-767-0028 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Precision Garage Door Service 843-258-3212 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Garage Floor Coatings Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 Carolina Flooring Specialists 843-725-8502 GlassECO Surfaces 843-554-6099 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 Granite by Design 843-416-8509 Garage Organization Jilco Kitchen & Bath 843-849-6465 California Closets 843-284-8828 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Carolina Flooring Specialists 843-725-8502 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006     South Star Granite 843-277-2101 Gas Lanterns   Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170                     Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Custom Furniture Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Isaac Moyer Woodworking 717-507-5542        Grills                          Decorative Hardware M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Gutters Moluf’s 843-723-4881 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Design / Build Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc. 800-290-6106 Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Hardscapes Designers HLG Growers 843-901-4862 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Hardwood Floors Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013               Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Floor & Decor 843-619-4320 Dock Products Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Decks & Docks Lumber Co. 843-266-9675 Flooring Services 843-388-6872 Acryfin Coatings Southeast 803-493-8539 Home Automation / Home Theater Dock Resurfacing Audio Warehouse, The 843-571-0535 Acryfin Coatings Southeast 803-493-8539 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Driveways and Walkways Home Décor HLG Growers 843-901-4862 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Elevator Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Port City Elevators, Inc 910-409-1474 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Fabrics / Upholstery Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Home Organization Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Home Etiquette 843-818-3232 Fencing House Plans Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653  Crosby Creations Home Designs 843-514-7354 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Flatfish Island Designs 843-882-8123  Fireplaces Hurricane Shutters / Protection M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Holy City Shutter Company 843-789-4123 Flooring Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 HVAC (Heating and Air) Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013  AirMax LLC 843-614-3276 Floor & Decor 843-619-4320         Indoor Air Quality Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 AirMax LLC 843-614-3276 Flooring Services 843-388-6872 Insulation Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345         Insurance                    -  Builders   Risk Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 Atlantic Shield Insurance Group          843-856-2909 Furniture Insurance - High Value Home Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Atlantic Shield Insurance Group          843-856-2909 Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Interior Design CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Danco Modern Furniture 843-884-2256 Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 For the House —The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Hausful 843-203-6420  Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Isaac Moyer Woodworking 717-507-5542         Landscape      Architects Outside Is In 843-718-7181 REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 Landscape Lighting Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Landscape Materials Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 GlassECO Surfaces 843-554-6099


Skylights & Sun Tunnel Day Lighting Plant Health Care Stack’s Nursery 843-832-4769 Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 Landscaping & Design Natural Home Lite 843-412-5162 Plumbing Fixtures HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Solar Attic Fan Ventilation Design On Tap 843-329-0661 REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Natural Home Lite 843-412-5162 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 LED Lighting Spas & Hot Tubs Moluf’s 843-723-4881 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Pool & Spa Covers Light Fixtures Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 843-766-0289 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170       Pool        Cover          Solutions               of    the      Southeast   Blue Haven Pools 843-552-6000 Pools Charleston Lamp Company 843-763-9150 Carolina Spa Company 843-936-3196 Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 Circa Lighting 843-937-5990 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417                 Blue Haven Pools & Spas 843-552-6000 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417         Staging          Lumber Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Home Etiquette 843-818-3232 Propane Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Structured Wiring M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Audio Warehouse, The 843-571-0535 Real Estate Mantles NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Island House Real Estate 843-847-1762 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Sunrooms Remodeling Marble / Stone Products Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 1st Class Painting & Restoration 843-324-6006 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 Swim Spas Brackish Builders 843-566-5554 Granite by Design 843-416-8509 Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Carolina Spa Company 843-936-3196 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345  Termite Contract Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Classic Remodeling & Construction 843-763-3297 South Star Granite 843-277-2101 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 Tile Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Holy City Exteriors 843-789-4123 Millwork Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013                Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Floor & Decor 843-619-4320 Kalman Construction 843-856-0515 Lowcountry Iron & Woodwork 803-655-5653 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Polished Renovations & Design 843-475-8856 Mirrors Melcer Tile 843-744-5345                Precision Garage Door Service 843-722-0683 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 Moisture Control Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Tree Care Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Lowcountry Foundation Repair 843-836-3377 Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Mold Prevention Water Features Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations  843-442-0277 Energy One America 843-388-6260 HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Retractable Awnings Outdoor Furniture Window Treatments Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Roofing Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Audio Warehouse, The 843-571-0535 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Outside Is In 843-718-7181 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 888-585-1915 Palm Casual 843-881-0041         Baker           Roofing                                      Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Outdoor Kitchens Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Rugs M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Fine Rugs of Charleston 843-577-3386  Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Security Systems Paint Windows / Doors Audio Warehouse, The 843-571-0535 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Sherwin-Williams Company 843-853-6725 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Shelving & Organization Spectrum Paint 866-437-5863 Maner Fence and Specialties 843-552-0242 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Paint Color Consultant Muhler 843-572-9727 Shower Doors Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Painters Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 1st Class Painting & Restoration 843-324-6006 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Shutters Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 CertaPro Painters of Charleston 843-998-2820 Windows - Fogged Glass Replacement Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Koozer Painting 843-881-2212 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Holy City Shutter Company 843-789-4123 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Wood Refinishing Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Pergolas Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 N-Hance of Charleston 843-303-9706 Siding Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Workroom Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Pest Control Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669  Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029  Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Wrought Iron Holy City Exteriors 843-789-4123    Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Palmetto Mosquito Control 843-766-9701 CH+D • Summer 2020 • 257


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