Monday, April 26, 2010

Custom Doors

These doors have an old map of Hawaii on them. They were designed as a screen for a stage set. We re-worked them as folding doors. They are normally kept shut and only opened to reveal the dining room when the owner has a dinner party. Very dramatic!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Outdoor Fireplaces

This is a post on some of our favorite outdoor fireplaces. This fireplace shares a chiminey with two interior fireboxes and one other exterior firebox. This cozy screen porch is perfect for cool fall and winter evenings.
A rice mill chimney was the inspiration for the form of this outdoor fireplace. It is connected to a small building with a screen porch on the lower floor with a fireplace and an office on the second floor.

This was the first house we designed when we moved to Beaufort 21 years ago. This fireplace has a grill on the upper level right outside the kitchen.
This small side porch is perfect for an evening meal.
Another rice mill inspired chimney. This is one of three outdoor fireplaces in this house.
This is the second of three fireplaces. This sleeping porch is complete with a murphy bed. The owners say they sleep out here most of the time.
The third outdoor fireplace in the house is actually a pizza oven.
The family room addition to the historic house created a wonderful opportunity for an outdoor fireplace.

Monday, April 5, 2010


This is our new bog and Koi pond; it was finished just in time for Jess & Tripps's wedding. We have 3 gold fish and will get some koi soon. The bog filters the water in the top two levels and the fish pond is in the lowest level.