Our lake adventure began as new empty-nesters on a drive around the lake, casually looking for a small cabin on a picturesque cove. The trip was really more of a weekend diversion than a serious hunt. Nothing we saw was interesting or remotely cute enough for the high price tag so we kept driving farther and father away, down increasingly remote gravel roads, until we ended up at the top of a long driveway with a half-dozen balloons tied on a shrub and a sign that said “Open House”.
Our Classical Revival project is one of the most iconic houses in Fort Mill, so having the opportunity to work on this home was a treat. The goal for the c. 1900 structure was simple – create a new, casual family living space and give the exisiting formal areas a needed refresh. Remodeling a historic house comes with many challenges, especially when blending old and new together for a seamless result. Here we explore our five basic steps to this (or any) house remodel!
Welcome to our first blog post! We’re starting our monthly blog series with a tour of our Modern French Tudor project, a recent new construction whose architectural style is rooted in history but whose design and decoration was executed in a uniquely modern way. We designed the house using several key elements, starting with the exterior and extending throughout the interior.