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The Touch of Serendipity

November 4, 2015
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A custom home in Daniel Island Park infused with personalized details and custom cabinetry is deftly executed by JacksonBuilt.

By virtue of its placement on a graceful curve of the road — and its eye-catching tower — Randy and Sharon Parker’s new home is a striking addition to this lovely section of Daniel Island Park. The home’s exterior has a feast of architectural details, beginning with the tower feature encircled by a clerestory.  Varying rooflines to the right and left offset the verticality, as does the multi-leveled brick porch approach. Exterior treatments blend board and batten, traditional siding, and shuttering, while repeat placement of decorative brackets along the soffits provide continuity.

“The tower lent our home such an interesting and different look,” said homeowner Sharon Parker. “It works just as well from the inside,” she says of the double-height tower room on the home’s second floor. The light-filled room serves as a casual living room perfect for the family’s grandchildren to play games or for a quiet escape with a book and a cup of tea.

The home’s interior also enjoys a generous share of design detailing throughout. A blend of customized cabinetry is featured creatively in a number of rooms throughout the home. The open plan living room has painted shiplap paneling over which is placed a built-in television and storage wall unit. The adjoining dining room has two shallow floor-to-ceiling cupboards flanking a door that accesses the porch. Steps away, kitchen cabinetry in two finishes continues into a combination bar, pantry, and office space with loads of storage.

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The unique granite chosen for the Kitchen Island provided inspiration for the home’s color palette

Even in rooms tucked far from the public spaces, the clients invested in differing tiling, cabinetry and surface choices in each of the four bathrooms and laundry room to bring in coordinating colors and textures. Like all creative projects, sometimes a bit of good luck comes into play. The kitchen benefited from a serendipitous choice found at a local supplier to surface the island. The focal piece, a granite entitled “Stormy Ocean” was a splurge that, surprisingly, had in it a touch of every one of the colors of sky, sand and earth that were already selected for the home.

“That piece really is nature’s art,” says Sharon Parker. “We both simply fell in love with it, and were sure it was a completely perfect choice for our house.”

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The light-filled kitchen is anchored by a large island that is stained to match the mahogany doors throughout the home. Stylish tiling adds texture to the backsplash, while a paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer blends seamlessly with the white painted cabinetry.

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Clerestory windows wrap around the tower to flood the common sitting area with natural light.

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The living room enjoys three sets of mahogany doors that lead out to a generously sized all-season porch.

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Custom cabinetry offers multitudes of space and storage in the spacious first-floor home office.

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The screened porch backs to the golf course and opens directly to the dining and living rooms for seamless indoor/outdoor living.


JacksonBuilt Joins Custom Builder Team at Carolina Park

November 14, 2014
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JacksonBuilt Custom Homes is honored to join the outstanding team of official builders at Carolina Park, a 1,700-acre master-planned community offering the best of Mt. Pleasant living. JacksonBuilt’s first offering will be The Tillman Lowcountry Cottage, a 3,400 square foot, 4-bedroom home with highly detailed finishes JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Tillman Plan, Carolina Park, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, SCthroughout.

“We are excited and proud to break ground on our first home in Carolina Park,” says Richard Jackson, President. “We hold the development team, their vision, and attention to detail in high regard. Having the opportunity to shape and build such an exceptional community is truly an honor.”

Click HERE to read the official press release. The JacksonBuilt Builder PROFILE is on the Carolina Park website, as well as specific details about the Tillman floorplan.


Sunrise shines brightly on New Daniel Island Home

June 28, 2014

Stunning Wando River Views from Every Floor of Newly Completed JacksonBuilt Project

In time to enjoy the best of summer, this newest JacksonBuilt Custom Homes project  is located on a deepwater homesite in the Smythe Park neighborhood of Daniel Island. The five-bedroom home was designed to make the most of riverfront living – from a peaceful morning cup of coffee to open-air parties on the home’s shared dock.

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The front of the home features a tabby drive and a graceful porte cochere which can fulfill a multitude of uses, from a sheltered outdoor spot for shrimp boils and oyster roasts, to a convenient space for boat and water toy storage. Exterior colors of blue and grey are a peaceful counterpoint to the everchanging vista of river and sky.

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A vaulted ceiling in the gourmet kitchen welcomes guests and riverfront breezes. The adjoining dining area features double doors which open to the screened porch for a seamless space.

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Beautiful views of the river from the rear porch are kept clean of visual clutter. The stainless-steel porch railings maintain a low-profile so as not to impede sightlines.


Hibben Welcomes First JacksonBuilt Home

April 6, 2014
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Project brings an architectural fusion of the New England vernacular with Southern coastal style.

The greatest compliment for a homebuilder is to gain a new project on the strength of a personal referral by previous clients. For a local family who selected JacksonBuilt Custom Homes to create their dream home in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Hibben, a friend’s recommendation made the choice clear. “Every client referral is priceless to us,” says JacksonBuilt President Richard Jackson. “Each day, we work to make these opportunities happen.” The project is even more meaningful as it is the first build for the company in Hibben.

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The vaulted master bedroom is a
relaxing oasis filled with light.

The architectural details of the house speak to the New England coastal influences the homeowners enjoyed so much in their childhoods. Substantial detailing on the columned porch and articulated window trimwork lend a traditional flavor to the front of the home. A double-length eyebrow roof accents the garage that shares the entry, which is all united by a curved tabby drive.

The interior design of the home maintains a coastal feel, but one with a bit more Southern flair. Matte white oak floors are used throughout the project to bring a lightness to the interior. “The floors are, by far, my favorite part of the house,” says the homeowner. Large, open rooms are painted in a palette of white, greys, and blues to encourage continuity throughout the interior. Board-and-batten trimwork makes a casual statement in the dining room and two-story stairway wall, and a vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom shows how simple, clean lines can still provide drama.

“When I look back at our various projects over the years, I see much more than just the finished home,” says Jackson. “Each home is a product of the relationships we created during the build. Because of that, client referrals mean that much more to me, and I am so thankful to be entrusted with that responsibility.”

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The custom kitchen, outfitted with a 48-inch range and a 48-inch refrigerator, is complemented by a bar area with built-in wine storage, kegerator and a unique tiled backsplash.

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An extra-long master vanity features a honed Carrara marble countertop.

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Clean-lined cable railings enclose the L-shaped porch; a permanent green space adjoins the lot.


New Build on Daniel Island Brings Homey Farmhouse To Reality

February 25, 2014

“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.

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

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

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

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

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