October 2014

Southern Style with a Contemporary Twist

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: Rob Kauffman


Stunning gourmet kitchen with unique reclaimed wood floor, back splash and ceiling contrast with crisp, white cabinets, white trim and contemporary gilded lighting.

Reclaimed wood provided the inspirational backdrop throughout this striking custom house, built by Shoreline Construction. A study in contrast, this kitchen showcases a blend of contemporary and traditional styling. The crisp, white glass-front cabinets, with a variety of dark hardware, are offset by the textural reclaimed wood backsplash and ceiling. The mix of countertops includes soapstone for the island and again, reclaimed wood for the perimeter. Modern pendant lighting adds shine and makes a bold statement in this stunning space. This gourmet kitchen was built as part of an open floor plan concept and complements the dining and living areas. The rustic reclaimed wood used throughout is balanced with other refined finishes to present a kitchen and home of truly relaxed elegance.

These homeowners chose Shoreline Construction because of their reputation to build homes that fulfill their clients’ individual lifestyles and realize their design aesthetic. Chris Dalzell, owner of Shoreline, has brought together a team of talented interior designers, project managers and construction supervisors with over 117 years of building experience to achieve this. For this home, the interior designers worked hand in hand with the homeowners and a team of craftsman to bring to life their vision. Together they created a unique home with timeless details and character.

From Top left: This vintage inspired laundry room continues the use of reclaimed wood for the floor and the industrial open shelving. There is also a period large pedestal ceramic laundry sink for added character as well as function.

The master bedroom has striking reclaimed wood on all surfaces, including the walls, ceiling and floor, for a marvelous effect. The simple and elegant iron bed makes a strong statement and is softened with neutral colored linens.

With soaring ceilings, bold lighting, and contemporary furniture, the style of this house is one that represents a contemporary twist on Southern style. The open living area has reclaimed custom wood cabinetry on either side of the grand hand-crafted fireplace. The floor-to-ceiling windows and doors bring in softened light as they open the room to a large, gracious screened porch.

A broad welcoming front porch and large wood and glass doors greet you as you drive up to this gorgeous home. A columned breezeway connects the garage for additional visual interest. The garage also provides a luxurious bonus suite and bath for guests. The metal roof, shutters and wood-stained garage doors are beautiful features of this true Southern gem.

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