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Project Breakdown: High-Style Kitchen

When a New York-native family moved into an 1850s row house right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, they imagined a space that reflected both the relaxed atmosphere of Southern spaces and the high-style interiors found throughout “the big apple.” The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home that places an emphasis on functionality while pushing the limits of design. 1. A custom brass light fixture sits above the island to center the room and bring a warmer feel to an otherwise utilitarian space. 2. Use every inch of vertical space by placing back-lit storage above existing cabinetry. We recommend using push-touch cabinet fasteners to avoid having to use typical knob hardware for a streamlined facade. 3. Having built-in adjustable shelves at counter height allow for easy access of kitchen items used most often such as spices and coffee. This kitchen features a motorized backsplash that conceals shelf clutter with…

Project Breakdown: Escape-Driven Beach House

When an old Savannah family wanted a fresh, new retreat on Tybee Island to return to every Summer, we envisioned open spaces with lots of natural light. When you combine our vision with the functional needs of a large family looking to each experience their own interpretation of an escape, the home becomes a versatile, ever-changing space. The end result is a dwelling by the shore that focuses on community and honoring the past by designing shared living areas and incorporating treasured keepsakes from the family tree. 1. We covered the walls and ceilings with paint grade butt-joint paneling for a simple nautical feel that makes this new build look like a settled beach escape. 2. Leaving the structural beams exposed gives the new construction architectural interest and integrity. 3. High wainscoting throughout the hallways allowed for the perfect gallery space to hang family photos. 4. We kept the…

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