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When T. Phillips of Latitude Design Group saw Five Palmetto Road for the first time there wasn’t even an obvious front door. Now T. has married modern touches with the home’s history, designing a space that is both sleek and clean, with an obvious front door that invites guests inside. 

Enter the home and be welcomed by 4,000 square feet of custom finishes. Handcrafted cabinet details by Carpenters Restoration, wide plank European wood flooring, Italian calacatta gold marble tiled baths, modern black aluminum windows, glass transom french doors, full slab quartz detail with modern waterfall island in kitchen and main baths installed by Palmetto Surfacing, and antiqued wood beams and double sided gas exposed brick fireplace are just some of the many special touches that T commissioned from his partners. The updates to this home are not only on the surface, but also behind the walls. 

For T, it was important to make sure that the house came with great amenities behind the walls and on the exterior as well, so the redesign included replacing components with precision. There is all new electrical wiring throughout the home, new pvc plumbing, new roof and shingles, and a new European high velocity HVAC system. These touches, that might seem small, will make a huge difference in the longevity of the home and the comfort that it provides its future occupants. 

In addition to all of the stunning features in the main house, there are also two detached spaces on the property that offer supplementary square footage. The garage offers two stories of storage. Two car spaces on the first floor, and an unfinished second floor allow for the future buyers to create a custom space to suit their needs. There is ample space for an apartment on the second floor to be rented out, or used as a guest getaway for visitors. Another little building on the lot is the shed, perfect for an office, art studio, writer’s retreat, yoga studio, or just about anything you can imagine. 

Flooring Shaw European White Oak plank floors are seen throughout the main spaces pairing well with the natural hues. Tumbled Marble in a ‘Versailles’ pattern complete the butler’s pantry, and a Calacatta Marble tile is seen in all of the bathrooms, inspiring a modern European vibe.

Plumbing Rohl/Brizo fixtures are used in the kitchen and bathrooms, again continuing to modernize this remodeled home. The master bath features a freestanding Victoria and Albert tub made of volcanic limestone.

Other Unique Features The main house, garage windows, and exterior rear doors are Sierra Pacific. A custom California Pinky’s Front Exterior Door/Porch Steel Glass Doors welcome visitors inside the home. The team used antique barn reclaimed wood beams and mantels for the double sided gas fireplace, as well as custom fabricated Charleston artisan railings.

Rolled/eased trim moldings are seen throughout the house creating a modern look. Storm rated, seeded glass aluminum garage doors were used to assist in protecting against strong winds. The weather treated wood fencing is durable against the Lowcountry climate, as is the Hardie Plank and stucco exterior. The gravel walkways and driveway, and the stone pavers, offer a unique finishing touch.

For more information, visit fivepalmettoroad.com or wtphillips.com.

Do you hate getting on a ladder and cleaning out your gutters? This can be extremely dangerous and over 700,000 accidents per year are caused by falls while people are cleaning their gutters according to ultimategutterguard.com.

Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern is a go-to company when it comes to gutters here in the Lowcountry. By installing the Ultimate Gutter Guard system, it eliminates the need of yearly gutter cleaning and also protects your home’s foundation and roof. The system is maintenance and clog free and the large selection of colors makes it so that the gutters blend right into your home.

A great thing about this company is that they don’t just have and install the Ultimate Gutter Guard system! They also do the following: replacement windows, vinyl siding and trim, bathroom remodeling, and even attic insulation. They’re your one-stop shop when it comes to not only the exterior of your home, but also parts of the interior. Go to Ultimate Gutter by Southern’s website at ultimategutterguard.com to learn more about the Ultimate Gutter Guard system and everything else they can do for you.

As a sponsor of the 2018 Charleston Home + Design Show, Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern will be available to answer any Ultimate Gutter Guard system questions you may have, or chat about your next home project. Stop by their booth January 26th-28th at the Gaillard Center in Downtown Charleston, and learn more about this wonderful Southern Industries company, Ultimate Gutter Guard!

Andersen E-Series Casement and Picture Windows with painted interiors and white hardware. Residential New Construction Home Style Modern

Andersen E-Series Casement and Picture Windows with painted interiors and white hardware. Residential New Construction: Home Style Modern

The way we live in and use our homes has changed dramatically over the past century. They have become a “hub” for busy families with intersecting schedules accommodating work, school, sports, and other activities. This naturally has changed how homes are designed, as attention is paid to function and how the space reflects its occupants. This contemporary design is an intentional choice to reflect how a thoughtfully designed building will change to meet the homeowner’s needs over the years.

Contemporary design means no opportunity for functionality is overlooked, and that includes windows. Visible from both inside and out, the size, placement and function of each window is a critical factor in defining the home and its many purposes. Windows also contribute to the evolving functionality of spaces within a structure. Some guidelines that bring contemporary sensibility to your home’s overall style include:

1. Deliver light as far into the space as possible: when utilized correctly, the constantly changing light that flows through windows can transform an interior. Balancing the placement of windows to deliver natural light as far into a built structure accomplishes one of the primary principles of contemporary design: serve a utilitarian purpose, not a decorative one.

2. Promote indoor air quality: Proper ventilation for a home goes beyond opening a window or two. Stacked ventilation, for example, utilizes roof windows in combination with wall windows, creating updrafts that funnel warm air outdoors and away from living areas. Interior window openings can help channel fresh air to a home’s more remote locations.

3. Minimize ornamentation to maximize impact: With the right positioning, spectacular scenery can become the focus of a room, even the focus of a home. Whether as a huge picture window or a perfectly aligned group of smaller windows, this reinforces a home’s connection to its surroundings and is commonly referred to as managing the view.

4. Erase the divide between interior and exterior: Walls of windows or patio doors can help connect the interior of a home with the immediate surroundings. Thresholds are minimized, rooflines blend into tree lines, and outdoor spaces become your expanded living space.

5. Knowing which windows match a contemporary style is key to achieving that contemporary look. To that end, this free site connects home styles and the proper windows based on architectural need.

A contemporary style can live and flourish within any home. The thoughtfulness of the design, combined with the fluid qualities of the space, makes contemporary a style that will never go out of style. With the right architectural anchors such as windows selected for a lifetime of use, your home’s journey is on the right path.

Andersen Architectural Collection E-Series Awning and Picture windows with Pine Interiors. New Residential Constructions Home Style Modern

Andersen Architectural Collection E-Series Awning and Picture windows with Pine Interiors.
New Residential Constructions
Home Style Modern

400 Series Awning Windows, Pine Interior, Contemporary Hardware in Satin Nickel Finish. 200 Series Perma-Shield Gliding Patio Door, Terratone, Anvers Hardware in Satin Nickel Finish Modern Home Style

400 Series Awning Windows, Pine Interior, Contemporary Hardware in Satin Nickel Finish.
200 Series Perma-Shield Gliding Patio Door, Terratone, Anvers Hardware in Satin Nickel Finish
Modern Home Style

Created by Jay Libby

With more than 30 years of experience in product design and design research, Jay Libby is the Creative Services Manager at Andersen Windows.