- The unique ceiling treatments in virtually every room all but demand that visitors look towards the heavens to appreciate the inspired design; especially interesting is the ceiling in the front hall, which was created out of salvaged wood found on a trip to the Highlands
- Pointed arches throughout the home, culminating in a charming stained glass window in the family room
- The richly colored kitchen that serves as the warm heart of the house (kitchen design by Jane Hollman with Studio Entourage)
- The finials on the back staircase, carved to resemble chess pieces
- The subtle repeated element of the quatrefoil, which is also found in the soaring towers of St. Philip
- The pool house that Linda MacArthur based on the entry harbor to Christ Church on St. Simons Island◊
- A beautiful collection of antiques, including an exquisite English sideboard in the front hall; a richly colored antique rug in the den; an antique secretary in the living room.
- The charming and cheerful sunroom, which is the wife’s favorite spot from April through October; the beautiful painted ceiling is the perfect touch.
- The dining room, which has the greatest concentration of antiques in the home, and is so timeless that it has been relatively unchanged over the past 40 years
- Antique cache pots in the living room transformed into lamps by Jessica
- The powder room tucked under the stairs, a chic little jewel box of a space decorated in a Chippendale inspired lattice pattern (a repeated element that can be seen around the home)
- The fine contemporary piece in the den, painted by Dennis Campay before he rose to fame – juxtaposed with an ancient Peshwa painting that hangs on the wall between the French doors (this is one of the owners’ favorite antiques).
- Blue porcelain pieces that were purchased for the den, and beautifully bring out the blue in the rug
- The backsplash to the kitchen sink – lovingly designed and created by a local artist to reflect the persona of of the homeowners
- The wide and gracious front hall with mirror image doors
- The beautiful and elegant moldings found throughout the home, inspired by historical Charleston architecture
- The ‘best view in the house’ – a window in the pantry, which overlooks the Shutze masterpiece across the street
- The charming painted floors in the kitchen, designed by Ray Goins
- The transom window in the powder room off the kitchen that lets light into this interior room
- The chandelier in the dining room, which is an antique from an old home in Charleston
- The fretwork on the library fireplace designed by architect Bill Litchfield
- The secret storage closets between the library and the hall
- The Gothic style swing on the sun porch, hand crafted for the space by Ray Goins
- The stunning palladian window on the front elevation of the house, created with perfect Georgian proportions, inspired by the window of the John Brown House of Providence, Rhode Island (1786)
- The intricate ceiling details in the living room, which is the owner’s favorite room in the house, and a place where the family gathers most frequently
- The owner’s passion for flowers that is clearly seen in the colors, furniture, and art in the home
- The antique secretary in the living room, picked out by the owners when they were newly married
- The tranquil and airy master bedroom, which feels like being in a cloud
- The hummingbird sink and mirror in the master bathroom
- The ‘secret’ door in the dining room that connects to the butler’s pantry
- The paneled family room that was based on a beautiful room created by interior designer Charles Faudree, and is filled with beautiful Swedish antiques
- The stunning beauty of the home reveals itself in the details; a recent guest commented that there seems to be a hidden surprise in every room.
- The Greek key pattern found in the architectural details throughout the house
- The custom, fully functioning shutters on the exterior – created just like shutters in the 1800s
- The aqua blue Zuber wallpaper, hand crafted in France by one of the oldest wallpaper makers in the world; it inspired the color scheme for the entire first floor
- The Fortuny fabric upholstered walls in the entry
- The moldings and trim in the living room, which was custom designed by the architects for this room
- The bench and arched bridge from the wallpaper were charmingly recreated in the garden by landscape architect Richard Anderson.
- The baby grand piano in the living room, which belonged to the owner’s mother
- A classic Greek Revival element, the anthemion (honeysuckle) motif, was used in the corners of the living room ceiling.
- The lovely curved stairs and the stained glass skylight at the top of the stairs
- The owner’s most cherished possessions, the portraits of her children which hand on the stairwell
- The lovely porch, with ceiling painted blue in typical Charleston fashion
- The private sunroom off the master bedroom in the new back wing of the house
- The plaster walls and ceilings in the basement – reminiscent of the amorphous plaster walls in ancient French homes
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