Fireplaces…A Lowcountry Staple

Ahhhhhhh…….

its that time of year again, my personal favorite part of living here in the South. The autumn leaves turning and falling away, the cool evening breezes blowing across your yard, the sound of birds signaling the sun to take its dive into the sea and the best part is the crackling of wood as burns away into dust in your own personal soul warming fireplace. Whether outside or inside, these staples have made their way south and they are here to stay. Even though we are far from the times where fireplaces were a necessity to provide life sustaining warmth to a home, they still serve a great purpose in satisfying the innate need inside us to be warm both physically and emotionally.

 
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They are both beautiful to the eye and the soul and oh so useful!

Outside firepits are the jewel of the landscape and offer amazing conversation area for gatherings or a night of relaxation. Not to mention amazingly useful for s’more making with your family!

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We use many different materials to craft these works of art. The most popular of course if brick.

 

 
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We love the Cherokee Oxford brick that has a great mix of whites, beige and the classic brick colors that gives a feel of new and old. Our brick masons are filled with knowledge on designs and patterns that range from classic to modern and eclectic. The next material option is tabby. This is definitely a lowcountry staple which is made from mortar and shells. 

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Pop a rustic wood beam mantle on top and you have a stunning fireplace that will anchor your home in look and comfort.

 

Dining In The Rooms

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A home is where the heart is, it is also where family and friends gather for fun, fellowship, food and more. As we near the holidays, where there will be lots of gatherings, we would like to highlight some rooms where we dine. It’s important to have such a space to welcome those in to partake in meals in your home. 

 
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A home is where the heart is, it is also where family and friends gather for fun, fellowship, food and more.

As we near the holidays, where there will be lots of gatherings, we would like to highlight some rooms where we dine. It’s important to have such a space to welcome those in to partake in meals in your home. 

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Although, we are seeing these spaces get more and more casual and move away from the “official” and formal spaces of years past. These are making appearances in the kitchen at the island, in breakfast areas and in the open space between the kitchen and living areas. It is socially acceptable for the guests to be in and around the hosts in the kitchen and that is, in fact, where most of the visiting happens. These open concept areas are inviting, welcoming and inclusive to all. 

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But there are still those who value the formal dining room and its ability to seat a larger group at one time and in one space. It also allows for some decoration and festive place settings that can liven up a gathering. 

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They are all beautiful rooms!

Either way you lean, the home is yours to live in and design in a way that expresses your personality and social needs!

 

Why The Lowcountry??!!

On almost every one of my social media feed, I constantly see the #lovewhereyoulive. Granted, my friends are from all over the world, so that takes a totally different meaning with each picture posted. But, it makes me think about where we live and why we #lovewherewelive. 

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It’s quite easy to see, really, as we live in an amazingly gorgeous part of our great state and our great country as well. The natural habitat is breathtaking with our water views, specimen trees, pleasant weather (most of the time), parks, wildlife and even man made beauty in architecture, golf courses and in our homes. But I think what makes me #lovewhereilive the absolute most is the people I come across daily. We have in our community some of the most caring, kind, outgoing, loving, interesting and wonderful people in the whole world (my opinion). Bluffton is a melting pot of the young and old, rich and poor, local and transplants which all come together to make this place we call home amazing. Our team is proud to be building amazing homes for new and old residents and we welcome each one as family and neighbors in our little slice of paradise. We have chosen to be invested in this community by raising our children here, helping our charities that in turn help those around us, locally.

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 So if you have ever been lucky enough to visit our Bluffton, you know what I am talking about! If not, we invite you to come see us! You will never feel more welcome and you will fall in love! Guaranteed!