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Posted: February 2014

New Build on Daniel Island Brings Homey Farmhouse To Reality

February 25, 2014
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“The lot had amazing potential and was handled brilliantly by residential designer Phil Clarke,” says Allison Casper, JacksonBuilt’s Director of Design, who worked closely with Noell and Susan Smith to create their dream home. The house is oriented to pay homage to the tremendous live oak tree in the yard where a generous side porch acts as the exterior joinery between the interior dining room, kitchen, and great room. The Smith’s many imaginative design decisions were inspired by the idea of an old farmhouse sheltered by the arms of a grand tree. The vision was a blend of the farmhouses Susan knew in her hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina, and of Noell’s love for an old plantation-style home.

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The music room’s salvaged wormy chestnut paneling is faced with simple white bookcases to create room for storage and display.

Interior detailing and trim work were seen as an ever-present opportunity to provide the home with the lived-in, accumulated feel of a family homestead. The star of the front entry is an impressive, antique newel post originally from a historic home in North Carolina. Steps away, a dedicated music room is paneled with wormy chestnut boards salvaged from Noell’s family home post Hurricane Hugo. Two antique windows were framed into one wall to create the airy feel of an add-on porch that then looks into the adjoining dining room. Other custom spaces make use of reading nooks, built-in bench seating, and vintage lighting to create areas of interest and surprise.

“These special touches are what fires our creativity in building new homes,” says JacksonBuilt’s Richard Jackson, who lead the build and worked side-by-side with the Smiths to integrate their creative details into the home. In all, the project shows how having a team approach can maximize the potential of new-build design choices to yield a home that becomes much greater than the mere sum of its parts.

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes-Daniel Island, SC

The front entry features cypress board paneling which transitions to board and batten. The newel post is antique.

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes-Daniel Island, SC

The dining room is open to both the paneled music room and the exterior porch.

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes-Daniel Island, SC

The great room features a large custom built-in bookcase and beautiful sliding barn doors.

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes-Daniel Island, SC

The kitchen combines a multitude of design choices to create a completely individualized space.

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes-Daniel Island, SC

The mud room is outfitted with a vintage light that was refurbished and creatively hung by pulley and rope.