"Three Birds... One Stone"Traditional Porch, Charlotte

Donald Chapman, AIA,CMB

This unique project, located in Donalds, South Carolina began with the owners requesting three primary uses. First, it was have separate guest accommodations for family and friends when visiting their rural area. The desire to house and display collectible cars was the second goal. The owner’s passion of wine became the final feature incorporated into this multi use structure.

This Guest House – Collector Garage – Wine Cellar was designed and constructed to settle into the picturesque farm setting and be reminiscent of an old house that once stood in the pasture. The front porch invites you to sit in a rocker or swing while enjoying the surrounding views. As you step inside the red oak door, the stair to the right leads guests up to a 1150 SF of living space that utilizes varied widths of red oak flooring that was harvested from the property and installed by the owner. Guest accommodations feature two bedroom suites joined by a nicely appointed living and dining area as well as fully stocked kitchen to provide a self-sufficient stay.

Disguised behind two tone stained cement siding, cedar shutters and dark earth tones, the main level of the house features enough space for storing and displaying six of the owner’s automobiles. The collection is accented by natural light from the windows, painted wainscoting and trim while positioned on three toned speckled epoxy coated floors.

The third and final use is located underground behind a custom built 3” thick arched door. This climatically controlled 2500 bottle wine cellar is highlighted with custom designed and owner built white oak racking system that was again constructed utilizing trees that were harvested from the property in earlier years. Other features are stained concrete floors, tongue and grooved pine ceiling and parch coated red walls. All are accented by low voltage track lighting along with a hand forged wrought iron & glass chandelier that is positioned above a wormy chestnut tasting table. Three wooden generator wheels salvaged from a local building were installed and act as additional storage and display for wine as well as give a historical tie to the community, always prompting interesting conversations among the owner’s and their guests.

This all-electric Energy Star Certified project allowed the owner to capture all three desires into one environment… Three birds… one stone.

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bryankroy wrote:Apr 24, 2013
paulasinger wrote:Sep 7, 2014
  • eadams08
    what kind of rock is used on the concrete wall of this porch.this porch is very beautiful
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    Chapman Design Group, Inc.
    It is a 2" flagstone called Chocolate Brown.
annajune wrote:Jul 3, 2013
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    Chapman Design Group, Inc.
    This covered porch utilizes a combination of two earth toned acid stains and top coat of sealer with "shark grip" on 4000 psi smooth concrete that was finished 90 days earlier.
  • Autrey Scott_Aaron
    What brand name did you use for the acid stain and top coat?
darcieiseman wrote:Dec 28, 2016
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    Chapman Design Group, Inc.

    Thank you for your question. However, I need more information to answer it. If you can provide me a photo or two of your home where you are planning add the porch. Also please answer a few questions: 1.) provide the overall dimensions including high off the ground the porch 2.) the approximate roof pitch of the roof that will be tired into. 3.) location of your home. 4.) I'm not sure what you mean by 5, five bays wide or five feet deep?

Kirk Smith wrote:Jan 17, 2015
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    Chapman Design Group, Inc.
    The trim & columns are painted using Sherwin-Williams SW7515 Homestead Brown
    The cement lap siding and board & batten siding are stained using a Duck-back stain in the same color but at 50%.
Kirk Smith wrote:Jan 17, 2015
  • PRO
    Chapman Design Group, Inc.
    The trim & columns are painted using Sherwin-Williams SW7515 Homestead Brown
    The cement lap siding and board & batten siding are stained using a Duck-back stain in the same color but at 50%.
Kirk Smith wrote:Jan 17, 2015
  • PRO
    Chapman Design Group, Inc.
    The trim & columns are painted using Sherwin-Williams SW7515 Homestead Brown
    The cement lap siding and board & batten siding are stained using a Duck-back stain in the same color but at 50%.
tmack4 wrote:Dec 26, 2014
Amanda Robbert wrote:Jun 26, 2014
  • PRO
    Chapman Design Group, Inc.
    The trim & columns are painted using Sherwin-Williams SW7515 Homestead Brown
    The cement lap siding and board & batten siding are stained using a Duck-back stain in the same color but at 50%.
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      Pamela Salahub wrote:Mar 13, 2016

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        lmncrum
        Lauren Crum added this to New front porch/walk2 days ago

        SAVE $ and do colored concrete at top instead of bluestone?

        hank_richardson
        hank richardson added this to hank_richardson's ideas5 days ago

        color of post for trim of house not for post those would be a cedar look

        michael_nadeau8
        Michael Nadeau added this to Michael's ideasAug 3, 2019

        like the color and siding combination

        cmasciotro
        Charity Rocchia added this to PorchJul 30, 2019

        stained concrete no railing simple pillars stone front and stairs

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