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Lowcountry Greek Revival | Spring Island, South Carolina traditional-exterior
 

Lowcountry Greek Revival | Spring Island, South Carolina

With Greek Revival details, including square columns and a Classical entablature, this Lowcountry center-hall cottage is simultaneously formal and welcoming. A secondary mass was added to this Spring Island, South Carolina home to accommodate the kitchen and master suite. This “generational architecture” approach adds a sense of history while also maintaining the purity of the main cottage mass.

Photography: Richard Leo Johnson/Atlantic Archives
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cadyadams wrote:
Doyouknowwherethefrontporchlaternscamefrom?
     Comment   September 7, 2014
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This home was built quite a while ago, so I don't know the source. For similar gas lanterns, try Bevolo or Lantern and Scroll:

Bevolo: http://www.houzz.com/pro/bevolo521/bevolo-gas-and-electric-lights

Lantern and Scroll: http://www.houzz.com/pro/lanterns/lantern-and-scroll
September 10, 2014 at 5:41AM   
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meghan39 wrote:
Pawleys Island? - We are closing on a lot next month in Pawleys and are looking for a custom builder. We love what we have seen from you. Will you build there?
     Comment   August 21, 2014
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Hi, Meghan. We do not do any construction. We focus solely on custom architecture and design.
August 22, 2014 at 10:52AM   
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troyjohn1972 wrote:
What are the column dimensions?
   Comment   August 10, 2014
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troyjohn1972, I'm afraid this project was completed many years ago (before digital files). The original plans would be archived and I don't have on site access to them.
August 11, 2014 at 2:22PM   
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I believe those are 15" square columns.
August 12, 2014 at 6:40AM   
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pkottka wrote:
How many sq ft? Do you sell the design plans? - We are in the process of lot acquisition in Charleston. Would love to see the interior layout? I love the exterior.
   Comment   June 8, 2014
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@pkottka, thank you for your inquiry. We specialize in custom design, but you might want to reach out to our sister company, Our Town Plans. The sole focus of Our Town Plans is pre-designed plans. There are a few that have this same classic Lowcountry look. For more information, see their Houzz profile: http://www.houzz.com/pro/ourtownplans/our-town-plans

There are more plans than what is shown online, so please don't hesitate to reach out to Suzanne Stern at Our Town Plans. Her contact info is listed on the Houzz profile or you may email her at info @ ourtownplans.com.
June 9, 2014 at 7:34AM     
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Thank you so much for the quick response. I will contact her.
June 9, 2014 at 7:50AM     
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joannwas wrote:
columns - How wide are the columns? Thank-you.
   Comment   April 19, 2014
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Thank you for your inquiry. This house was completed nearly 15 years ago and the files have been archived, but my best guess is that they are 15-16' square.
April 23, 2014 at 8:56AM     
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collage205 wrote:
Curious to know is that flashing or are your windows just painted blac - Tiny black over each window and column. Is it paint or flashing? Looks beautiful.
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It's the roof/flashing material, not paint.
February 26, 2014 at 6:23AM     
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bboybless wrote:
Any idea what the color of house and trim would be? I love the combo!
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Thanks. I understand. Any suggestions on house and trim colors that would give a similiar look? We are building an "old" new house, and love the look.
February 26, 2014 at 9:29AM   
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Here's an article that may give you some ideas.
March 10, 2014 at 5:55AM        Thanked by bboybless
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lcfs wrote:
We are looking for a rich grey green to use on exterior shutters with - Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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French Quarter Green by Sherwin Williams is a favorite. It's a deep green, almost black.
January 23, 2014 at 6:09AM     
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pittsville wrote:
Metal Roof - Hi, Could you tell me about the roof: Seam Height Seam Width Metal Manufacture and Color Thank you so much. Shawn Miller
     Comment   December 8, 2013
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Shawn: Thank you for your inquiry. This home was built 10+ years ago before digital records were kept. So, we don't have those specifics. Looking at it, though, we'd guess it was Patrician Bronze (color) and most likely from McElroy Metal.
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The metal roof is called a standing seam roof. We have one on our southern plantation and very happy with it. Highly recommend it!
September 3, 2014 at 10:29PM   
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beachnsail wrote:
What's the sq footage? May we see the floor plan? - Thx!
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What kind of material is that on the porch? Wood?
May 28, 2014 at 4:20AM   
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Yes, it is wood.
May 29, 2014 at 6:40AM   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Look closely at the details on this South Carolina house. It has the same type of full-width porch. Though the columns are square, they still have an impression of a base and a capital. A minimally detailed entablature defines the eave and fascia. And especially delightful are the pediment-adorned dormers. Though minimally scaled, their correct proportions make them especially handsome. Notice the detail above the windows under the porch. They are each capped with their own entablature. Finally, pilasters frame the entrance door and sidelights, and the group is also capped with its own entablature.

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