Kick Off of Marsh Walk homes at Kiawah

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A couple of weeks ago was the announcement of the new cottage we have designed in the Marsh Walk area of Ocean Park to the Kiawah Island Real Estate Agents. These will be released for sale in March. They are … Continue reading

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Kendall Residence Progress

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The Guest House is shaping up nicely at the Kendall Residence we designed oceanfront at 22 Flyway Drive.  Moffly Construction is the contractor on this project and John Tarkany is the landscape architect. These Palladian windows by Henselstone frame the … Continue reading

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Happy 108th birthday to Charles Eames, Jr.

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Charles and his wife and collaborator Ray Eames are considered one of the most important American designers of the 20th Century.  The Eames chair (pictured here) is a classic design that is still popular and in production.  He made modernism acceptable to non-elite Americans.  His driving principal was a life made better through design and technology.Unknown

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Contemporary Home gets approval at Kiawah ARB

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This contemporary home at 40 Ocean Course Drive received Preliminary Approval today from the Kiawah Architectural Review Board.  This home has breathtaking views of the Ocean Course golf course and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

 

 

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Solar energy powers home on Kiawah – Happy Earth Day

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This Earth Day I would like to showcase how our firm has embraced green technology for many years not just when it became popular.  These strategies are not only cost effective but energy efficient over the life of the home.

On the large ocean front home we designed at 45 Surfsong these shots show how we incorporated active PV (photo voltaic solar panels) into the roof of this home.  Since this home is ocean front and doesn’t have large trees blocking the sunlight, we were able to create enough roof space to generate electricity for approximately 40% of the home through sunlight.  A parapet shields the edges of the panels from view from the ground.  We recessed some additional panels into the copper roof.

This system cost about the same as nice residential appliance package we have provided solar energy.   At present, solar panels are dropping in cost, as with most technology so being green doesn’t necessary raise the cost of a home.

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Catching up with World Hopping Kiawah Client

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One of our clients Kim-Marie Evans who we designed a home for at 317 Tom Watson Lane in Cassique on Kiawah travels for her blog.  www.luxurytravelmom.com  Here is a shot of her in Dubai on a current trip.  Her blog gives a realistic and very helpful insight on traveling with kids.  Keep sending us the digital postcards Kim-Marie, enjoy traveling vicariously with you.10842099_10152627687011555_3539813209675838966_o

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Kiawah hosts Tommy Bahama Furniture Shoot

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Lexington Furniture’s has a new contemporary line of Tommy Bahama furniture that recently shown at the Las Vegas market.   They have been shooting the brochure at one of our homes on Kiawah at 8 Ocean Course Drive.

Here is the great room with our bronze clad fireplace as the focal point.

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Happy Birthday to one of our favorite clients Candace Dyal

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Candace is the enlightened developer of Indigo Park. Where the first LEED Platinum homes were designed by our office. This is the highest “GREEN” rating for energy efficiency and sustainability. One of the units was chosen for the 2013 HGTV Dream Home2013 HGTV Dream Home

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Interview of Chris Rose Architects & Canton Construction for 323 Palm Warbler Renovation Process

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