Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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H O M E S B U I L D E R ` 222 CSD to provide personal and effcient service for its island clients. "To give a client the house they're envisioning, we spend a lot of time listening to and hearing what they say," says James. In this case, there were many voic- es and opinions, an abundance of wishes and expectations. "My dad and brothers want- ed the house to be masculine, almost a fshing-lodge style. The women in the family wanted a little more elegance," says Holland. Guided by Osprey, the family found a happy medium. On a deep-water lot where cattle once grazed, Bell's dream took shape. But when the patri- arch fell ill during construction, Holland says the entire family stepped up to help. "It was a hard time because my dad got sick around the time Osprey was laying the foundation. We were in the middle of construction at the same time we were helping Dad deal with his illness. We The rustic brick freplace and 18-inch-thick beams in the family room add lodge-like touches, while light-colored cabinetry and walls keep the look elegant and bright. relied on Osprey a lot. "Osprey was so wonderful to us," says Holland. "They helped us through all that. Sometimes they needed answers and Doug would walk us through the options. Dad would tell Osprey, 'Just do what you think is best.' They would do it, and it would be great. They've done so many high-quality homes on the islands that they know exactly what to do. You can trust them to make a lot of the decisions. Honest and trustworthy, they wanted the best for us." Though her father died ear- lier this year, "he got to see the end product and was very, very, very pleased," says Holland. The contemporary farm- house-style home invites family and friends inside with a traditional double staircase in brick. Fiber cement shingles by Maxitile look like cedar but have a long lifespan. The four-bed- room home features dual master

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