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Charming South Carolina house mixes contemporary and historic elements

This custom designed home was completed by , located in Mount Pleasant, a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina. Having remodeled in the past the homeowners decided to build this time, finding a beautiful property in the Brickyard Plantation neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. This particular area contains 513 acres, more than 100 of which are reserved to lakes, forests and wetlands. The property itself is very unique, as there is the main residence and a land bridge, connecting to a small island on the same property.

From design to build, the project took two-and-a-half years to complete. The architects did not want the homeowners to move too hastily on design decisions, taking a year to complete just the design phase. Their take on the process is that usually most homeowners build just once and they wanted them to get it right the first time. Overall the home encompasses just over 5,000 square feet of living space for this family of five.

There are a total of five bedrooms, with the master bedroom suite and children’s bedrooms on the second level. When the homeowners have guests spend the night, they can have their own space on the downstairs level. On the exterior, bluestone is used as the material for the patio space, which also features a fire pit. From the patio, the small island and dock is just a short distance away. There is a boardwalk over the marsh to the island and dock, presenting a very unique outdoor experience.

The interior offers a warm and inviting transitional style. Since the homeowners had lived in so many places due to their military background, they wanted to combine contemporary and historic elements.

Above: The entryway features brick pavers in a herringbone pattern. Shiplap walls and wood ceilings adds warmth and character to the space.

Above: The fireplace surround in the family room features an oyster shell tabby. Tabby is a type of concrete made by burning oyster shells to create lime, then mixing it with water, sand, ash and broken oyster shells.

What We Love: This gorgeous home in South Carolina offers comfortable living spaces to meet the lifestyle needs of a busy family. The color scheme features a lot of black and whites, yet the accents of wood really helps to warm up this spacious home. Overall this dreamy home offers plenty of eye-catching details, from the beautiful exterior facade to the decadent kitchen… and how much fun is that man cave?!

Readers, please share with us what you think of the overall design of this home. Could you picture living here? Tell us why or why not in the Comments below!

Above: Transom windows lends a unique character and sense of openness to the great room. Overall it creates clean lines and a modern aesthetic. The windows were sourced from Anderson Windows.

Above: The kitchen features a custom fabricated range hood.

Above: Adjacent to the living room, the architect designed a craft studio for the wife. This space offers plenty of functional storage and working space.

Above: The architect designed a “man cave” above the garage. It features a home theater and bar area, rich leather sofas and an area to play poker. The space is also personalized with the husband’s military memorabilia. Several pieces were resin-embedded and encased in epoxy on the bar. These consist of coins and patches from flying helicopters, spanning a few decades.

Above: The exterior features a tower component and board and batten siding. The roof shingles are Certainteed Landmark- Moire Black.

Above: The brick foundation is from Hanson Brick, a mix of the Carolina and Cooper Vista collection.

Photos: Newport653

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