A contemporary home we designed is coming out of the ground in Florence, SC. It is for two doctors and we have designed an updated “rain porch” home. This is a unique architectural style from the Pee Dee Region where the home is being built. For the porches on these homes the columns go from the ground to the roof and the porch is pulled back from these so the edges of the porch don’t get wet during a storm. Therefore the name “Rain Porch” home. The home is being built by Jody Lane and ReMark Studio is the landscape architects on the job.
Rear of home showing large rear porches and retention pond.
View of front from the street. Close up of the front “rain porch”
Today is our client Kim-Marie Evans birthday. We wish her a wonderful birthday! We completed a Dutch cape style home in Cassique for her family. Kim-Marie was very engaged in the entire design process. Her active participation made the entire design … Continue reading →
Happy Birthday to our client Bettie Dixon. We hope you have a wonderful celebration. We designed a home for Bettie and her husband Sewell ocean front at 99 Surfsong, on Kiawah Island, SC. We traveled twice to the South of … Continue reading →
Kim-Marie, Hope you have an incredible birthday!! We designed a Dutch Cape style home for Kim-Marie and her active young family in Cassique on Kiawah Island. Here was the original sketch we presented. Second is the how it was completed. … Continue reading →
We are designing a new home for a couple from Charlotte, literally on the top of a mountain in Lansing, North Carolina. You can see Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina from this vantage point. We are using ICF foundation. That stands for insulated concrete forms. This is a cost effective way of providing insulation and formwork for the poured concrete. Our clients were teasing us saying that they hire us and we build their home out of styrofoam. We will be cladding the exterior with stone. The beauty of this system is that you can add the steel reinforcing required to support this retaining wall. Because the of the high winds of the location we have partially depressed the home into the top of the mountain. We are so fortunate to be given such an amazing site to design a home.
View of Retaining wall outside of garage.
ICF foundation at guest rooms.
Incredible view to the South from top of the mountain.
View to the East. Pretty magical.
Close up showing the steel reinforcing near the guest rooms.
View from the entry towards the South at the top of the mountain.
Overall view showing the extent of the basement walk out.
Congratulations to our encaustic artist client, Julia Fosson. Her beautiful artwork was chosen for the cover to The Laurel of Asheville magazine. Her studio is located the River Arts District in Asheville.