Sean Ahern of Ahern Anvil started this week installing the front entry stairs for a contemporary home we designed for a young Chicago couple at Kiawah on Sweet Spire. The stairs are made of Corten Steel wall over a concrete base. This type of steel doesn’t need painting as the steel rusts the rust provides the exterior protective “crust”. The main curved Corten steel wall was inpired by American sculptor Richard Serra who’s sculptures use curved steel walls to define space. Ahern Anvil has done an excellent job installing these. Complimenting these stairs, landscape architect JR Kramer of ReMark Studio are using curved steel as retaining walls on the site. Matt Byrd of Byrd Builder is doing a wonderful job as the general contractor on this home. They have handled these sophisticated elements with ease.
We are quite pleased that our LEED Platinum home designed for Indigo Park is featured in a recent article published by the Post and Courier newspaper. Nice to see they are raising awareness with smart design how we can offset the affects of global warming.
Six years ago we designed the 2013 HGTV Dream Home. A winner was chosen and then the developer could put the house on tour for a month and the monies earned would be given to a local charity. Our developer, Candace Dyal of Dyal Compass, LLC chose Community in Schools. This organization helps fund school supplies for local teachers. These tours were very successful and raised over $180,000.ºº. This is more than any other HGTV Dream Home up to that time. We were so happy that so much money was raised for such a good cause. This home was designed using sustainable and green materials and was awarded the highest green rating Platinum LEED.
One of our clients ordered this Restoration Hardware vanity and decided it was too large for its location. It comes complete except for the faucets. If anyone is interested, please reach out to me with an offer. See details below.
- Vanity With Top: 72″W x 23″D x 34”H
- Hardwood with birch veneers
- Open back fits any kind of plumbing
- Top drawers are decorative; 4 soft-close drawers below
- Viatera quartz countertop
- White porcelain sinks
Since we are eyeing Hurricane Florence reminds us of the Hallways and Elevator Lobbies at Dockside Condominiums which were last updated after the damage of Hurricane Hugo. Renovations have begun on the lobbies by updating all of the materials. Raising the ceilings in the elevator lobbies with indirect uplighting and new platinum leafed light fixtures. New porcelain ceramic floors, wainscoting and moldings will complete the design. Construction has begun by Chastain Builders and will take around six months to complete. #docksidecharleston #charlestonsc #Chastianconstruction #charlestoncondos #charlestonrenvoations.
Happy birthday to Sharon Ritchey. We were privileged to design a custom home in Walnut Cove near Asheville for Sharon and her spouse Julia. It was a sloping site down to a stream in the rear with a wonderful mountain … Continue reading
We are proud to announce that today is the twelfth anniversary that Carol Jordan, Associate AIA, LEEP AP has been with our firm. She has been the Studio Manager for the last two years. Thank you again Carol for all that you have done for Chris Rose Architects and our clients. Her attention to detail and project management skills are just a few of her talents.