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BY GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KAUFMAN

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O DETAIL WAS TOO SMALL FOR THE ARCHITECT, BUILDER, CABINET MAKER OR HOMEOWNER TO INCLUDE IN PLANS FOR A TWO-BEDROOM HOME ON SPRING ISLAND. With a sense of being both stewards of the land as well as of their home, the owners chose to use reclaimed materials and repurpose other items when planning. Tucked in next to part of the community’s 3,000 acres of wildlife preserve, the 2,911-square-foot home greets visitors with a large and welcoming screened-in front porch. The beautiful mahogany doors can be hooked open for a more expansive feel – insects permitting.

The main house – there is a detached two-car/golf cart garage with an upstairs guest room – is all on one level, a 2,400-squarefoot space that feels much larger because of the high ceilings and openness of the great room. On entering from the porch, visitors find themselves in the kitchen, family and dining room – a space designed for freeflowing living without the confinement of walls or partitions. The entire home has hard pine flooring, and early in the planning stage, the owners purchased about 1,200 square feet from a company going out of business in the upstate. “They knew we sold it, so we provided the rest of the hard pine flooring as well as the ceiling beams,” said Pat Strimpfel, chief operating officer of Bluffton master builders Reclamation By Design.

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