Traditional outside/ California contemporary inside

This house was designed for a built on one of the last lots at the rear of a small development in a suburban setting. The lot was difficult to build on due to grade issues but had a permanently preserved greenway immediately behind it that gave it a unique secluded feel. The developer required this house to have a Charleston feel on the outside and the owner wanted a contemporary feel on the inside. The design successfully blends the elegant proportions and side porches of the houses of one of America’s premier historic cities with the modern by emulating the massing and fenestration while simplifying details and materials. The inside of the house is an open series of modern, white painted spaces with dark wood floors. The architecture is minimized while the furnishing and tastefully selected and placed accessories and artwork successfully enliven the spaces. The kitchen can be open to the dining / living room through an elegant wood and stone service bar. The elegant stair leads to a media room with a magnificent view (through a large picture window) across the treetops of the adjacent greenway. On this same floor are two bedrooms, two baths and a large second floor porch.

An elegant interpretation of a historic housing style done for an active business professional who wanted simplicity, elegance, minimal upkeep and maximum privacy and space.
Traditional outside/ California contemporary inside
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“Black shutters on brick with white window frames. Stately” — William Hughes
Traditional outside/ California contemporary inside
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“Lumières mur escalier” — carole55
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