Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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225 CS D Opposite: Soaring, 22-foot-high ceilings and a wall of windows and doors expand the home's view over Bohicket Creek. This page (from top): The columned, screened porch is a favorite segue to the deep-water dock, where the family loves to spend time; bordered by oaks and palms, a sun-drenched deck with expansive marsh views is bracketed on both ends with screened porches. bedrooms. Highlights include a spacious gathering porch with views of the Bohicket River and custom cabinetry by W.M. Pritchard. The fnishing rub on the walnut foors throughout is one used commercially in restaurants. James says, "It's not a high gloss, so it wears well and sand doesn't scratch it." "We all agreed on a home that wouldn't require a lot of maintenance," notes Holland. James and the Osprey team guided the family, advising them on ways to achieve a family-friendly vacation home. "They helped us lighten things up and move away from the lodge look," says Holland. "They helped us choose products that would be durable and user-friendly, products that can take a beating but still look good." The big family loves gath- ering around the huge, 14-foot walnut kitchen island, which Osprey craned in. The 18-inch- thick beams in the family great room are another distinguishing feature of the house. "Sourcing beams that size and getting them in place were a big proj- ect," says James. Both focal points were important to Bell and the family, adding the rustic touches they wanted. The home's high-risk food

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