Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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guidelines. That meant building the home without obstructing the neighbors' views to the beach. The effort required ex- tensive excavation and a com- plex foundation that conceals the family's 20,000-gallon water treatment cistern, generator and mechanical systems. Surrounded by lush tropical plants, the sprawling stucco and coral stone homestead makes an artful display of pleasing geometric shapes, matched only by stunning views to Sandy Bank Bay. Upon approaching the home, one immediately notices the channel-like foyer, a one-room-deep entry that serves as the connecting point of the home's two main areas and extends all the way to the back pool deck in a single, uninterrupted sight line. In a community where outdoor space takes center stage, the home's poolside pleasures do not disappoint. An Aqua Blue saline infnity pool (designed in Charleston, but assembled on site) is further en- hanced by a high-tech TV sys- tem (by Charleston's Fox Home Solutions) that ensures the family will never miss a favorite sporting event. There's also an outdoor "offce" that allows the gentleman of the house to work while soaking up the rays. "In the Caribbean, people are really happy. I like to ex- press that with the architecture by adding graphic elements that break things up and by having fun with the design," frm principal Steve Herlong explains of the exterior. "People see a circle or curve where it's unexpected, and it makes them smile." Modern yet cozy interiors 215 CS D Opposite: Multiple dining zones make the most of the spacious entertaining area. This page (from top): A colorful upstairs den is fanked by French doors, which open to a charming top-level veranda; an upstairs wet bar offers stunning views of Christophe Harbour's breathtaking terrain.

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