Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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211 CS D Opposite: A one-room-deep corridor connects the house's two volumes and provides a sight line to pristine Sandy Bank Bay. This page (from top): A convivial bar area off the loggia is the perfect place for a late-afternoon drink. Shimmering glass tiles and an eye-catching glass countertop ft the tropical setting; a poolside cabana provides a spot for the family to dine outdoors through- out the year. Hofford brought in a number of Charleston subcontractors—ma- sons, carpenters, trim specialists (interior and exterior)—who worked with and trained local craftspeople in the advanced building techniques required for a home of this level. The Bennett Hofford team also looked to the expertise of Chris Findlay of Mount Pleasant- based Source Consulting LLC, whose company sourced and shipped building materials to St. Kitts from multiple loca- tions around the world. Findlay sourced key materials, such as coral stone (from the Dominican Republic), hurricane-grade mahogany windows and doors (from Guatemala) and Wallaba roof shingles (from Guyana). Yet the most important Holy City import was, without a doubt, Herlong & Associates. The homeowners were impressed by the company's full-service ca- pabilities, which include interior design services. All it took was a personal tour of Herlong's most impressive Charleston residenc- es to clinch the deal. Herlong's team did not take its entrée into St. Kitts lightly. They exhaustively researched the island's lifestyle, then worked closely with Christophe Harbour's design review board to ensure that every project adhered to complex community

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