When one thinks of a renovated home in Savannah GA it is fairly predictable and somewhat redundant. This young couple whose business is to transform existing structures into beautiful and new homes that embrace living concepts of today and the future took on this renovation as a collaboration between the wife, an interior designer and the husband, a master carpenter. It involved a complete redo of the floor plan and ceiling heights. When the couple bought this house it was uninhabitable, but they saw the potential for a beautiful abode that could reflect the charm and hip, urban feel of downtown Savannah, GA.
The home has a beautiful open space with 11' ceilings that combine the kitchen, living, casual dining and dining area. You enter into the foyer that houses a wardrobe design made from cork. The couple designed and custom built a new kitchen that was relocated to a different spot in the house. It invites to cook and mingle featuring quartz as well as wooden countertops. Large drawer bases offer efficient and easily accessible storage. The microwave is built into the cabinet and a two-drawer dishwasher offers flexibility in the load sizes and thereby saves water. A walk-in pantry was added with custom built shelves that have been stained to match the new flooring in the laundry and pantry area.
The home features hardwood hickory flooring throughout that portrays its natural variety of colors and durability. It's an extremely hard wood and great for pets.
The living area had limited natural light so they added a large 8' slider that draws in the natural light and allows the living space to expand to the outdoors where an expansive deck was added that is also accessible from the master bedroom. It offers a dining space and also a lounging space for the perfect combination of outdoor living.
To combat the clutter resulting from tv, modem, subwoofer, sound bar, router and cables, the couple created a custom entertainment wall made from reclaimed camphor. It houses all eletronics and spans from floor to the 11' ceiling.
The open kitchen-living-dining space offers great flexibility and is a great platform for enteraining and hosting. For that reason it was important to add a powder room off the foyer for the ease of accessiblity. The vanity was an old reclaimed side board and the work the couple did on it brought the marble top back to life and a beautiful porcelain vessel sink transformed it into a chic vanity worthy of displaying in a powder room.
The guest bathroom now features floor to ceiling tile and a clear glass tub enclosure for a seamless space.
The master basthroom was a small room with insufficient counter space and a standard tub-shower. The couple decided to increase the size by incorporating the hallway that leads to the bedroom into the bathroom and opted for a open bath concept that invites you into a spa like area with its own toilet room. From here the deck is visible through the newly added large slider in the master bedroom. The shower was expanded and a clear glass wall makes it part of the space. The wall features travertine tile, which spans across the wall behind the custom built vanity. It was built from leftover hickory flooring and features push to open drawers and doors as well as open shelving. It incoporates white quartz counters with a wide vessel sink and wall mounted faucet. Stepping from the bath to the vaulted ceiling master bedroom one can see the custom built master bed that seems to hover above the hardwood flooring. The platform bed was designed by the wife and built by the husband and features drawers around its perimeter. It was sprayed white but the bedside table locations are emphasized with an oiled sapele top and drawer fronts on either side. This bed offers seating, surfaces for objects and storage equal to an entire dresser.
The new master closet was designed and built by the husband and maximizes the hanging space for clothes for both wife and husband. It features shelves and a shoe storage for a closet design that impresses.
The remaining two bedrooms were styled as a home office that displays the custom live edge desk and as a guest bedroom.
New interior doors that promote a modern feel while reflecting traditional five panel concept reinforced a young and fresh feel.
The home was equipped with LED recessed lighting throughout. And the husband custom built the maple front door, opting for full glass to draw in light from that side of the house. The glass design reflects the vertical lines that are featured throughout the home and gives it a fresh and new look.
The couple prides themselves in the philosophy that a home has to be made for living and any decision needs to be made in the interest of those who will live there.
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A dropped ceiling above the dining area creates a more intimate space and allows to define different areas without boundaries.
The foyer with the custom built front door and cork wardrobe.
the guest bath featuring penny tile on the floor and tile floor to ceiling.
The kitchen and a look into the laundry area where appliances are hidden away by modern curtains. This allows the door to stay open most of the time for an easy flow and functionality.
The new kitchen with a raised ceiling. The counters are white quartz and white oak butcher block. The lighting is IKEA as well as the hardware. The backsplash are grey oversized subway tile for a casual look.
In the foreground, the two drawer dishwasher which allows small loads to be run with less water consumption.
The 36" sink is a high grade stainless steel apron sink installed flush with the counters for a unique look.
Most of the artwork throughout the home is created by the wife.
The camphor entertainment wall that was built in 4 pieces so it can be transported or easily altered.
The master bath with the new shower and custom built vanity (designed and built by designATplay).
The toilet room off the master bath offers privacy in an open concept bath.
The master bedroom with the custom platform bed, designed by designATplay.
The new large slider in the bedroom allows access to the new lounging deck.
The casual home office with cork boards and desk and book shelf by designATplay.