Featured Custom Home Project
This Modern Italian Renaissance home fits right in with the elegant style of the Heathwood neighborhood near downtown Columbia, SC. The custom details throughout the home come from around the world.
The exterior is wrapped in brick veneer that is then covered again by hard coat stucco veneer. And there is a prominent stone veneer accent wall to draw attention to the entryway.
As per the classic Italian Renaissance style, the roofline is low-pitched with wide eaves and large, decorative brackets along with ornate details. The black steel windows provide a modern update to this familiar type of Mediterranean architecture. And the dramatic 12-ft mahogany double doors bring a palatial feel to the home.
The front entry cast stone molded panels and casing harken back to the stone used most commonly during the Italian Renaissance, pietra serena. And custom cast stone tiles cover the walkway, steps, and floor of the front stoop.
Bolivia copper antiqued lanterns provide the lighting on the exterior of the home.
In the rear of the home, three archways continue to evoke the Italian Renaissance theme as they overlook a gorgeous turquoise custom pool. Phantom screens are available in the archways to make the outdoor living space more comfortable. And ivory travertine steps with built-in lights glide down from the porch to the custom pool deck and pool area.
This custom gunite pool has a tanning shelf on the end near the pool lounge chairs and a waterfall feature along the side near the trees. The ivory travertine pool deck is light-colored so it doesn’t absorb too much heat, keeping tender feet from getting burned on a warm summer day.
12-foot tall, double 4-panel wood doors create a dramatic entrance into this foyer gallery with hand-made Italian concrete molded tile floors and cypress ceiling beams.
The charming green chandeliers and paint finish transport guests back in time with an Old World Italian and Mediterranean atmosphere.
The large foyer is grounded in time with Venetian plaster walls, patina-finished furniture, and oversized, Mediterranean ceramic jars.
In the grand living area, two Cantina 10-foot triple-wide unit pocket doors flank French doors, creating an extravagant indoor/outdoor living experience. The pecky cypress wood-paneled coffered ceiling adds an artistic, organic texture to this room.
Intricately detailed custom double doors conceal built-ins on each side of the masonry, wood-burning fireplace. And the heavy, black metal chandeliers continue the Old World ambiance.
The built-ins provide a custom wet bar with floating wooden shelves and TV space.
Custom-designed, site-made large format stucco tiles cover the fireplace accent wall, blending in seamlessly with the decor and highlighting the stone mantle.
And the Venetian plastered walls and Italian limestone floors coordinate effortlessly with the pecky cypress wood on the ceiling and floating shelves.
The kitchen boasts an asymmetrical vaulted ceiling covered with tongue and groove pickled, stained wood contrasting with the rich black custom kitchen cabinetry. Large Italian limestone tiles cover the floors.
And two oversized cylindrical pendant lights illuminate the expansive quartz waterfall kitchen island. Accent rope-up lighting illuminates the vaulted ceiling, as well, for extra emphasis on the cypress ceiling.
A view of the spacious kitchen and eat-in island with a large vaulted window that traces the line of the ceiling over the breakfast nook.
A waterfall sink in the kitchen continues the veining of the quartz backsplash and counter directly into the sink for the ultimate in luxurious, customized finishes.
An industrial-sized stainless steel gas range and custom range hood cover grace the kitchen and a brass pot filler completes the look.
This large breakfast nook is surrounded by black steel and glass windows and has a large U-shaped custom bench for plenty of seating. Bermuda shutters help to shade the area from too much sunlight.
This powder room continues the Italian Renaissance style with weathered arabesque wall tile and a modern undermounted sink with brass fixtures. And the handmade Custom tile from the foyer graces the floor in this room, as well.
The heated/cooled back porch is a stunning outdoor living space with an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, two outdoor TVs, a dining space, a seating area, and a gorgeous porch swing.
The fireplace is covered with custom limestone stacked stone veneer on masonry and has a reclaimed wood beam for the mantle.
Large-format floor Italian limestone tile floors make outdoor living a breeze and the entire space is covered with cypress wood paneling for a cozy feel.
The sloped ceiling is supported by beautiful cypress wood ceiling beams. And the combination of black metal, cream tones, stone, and wood make the place feel natural and rustic.
A large built-in grill takes center stage for entertaining with a powerful range hood to direct any smoke. And the outdoor kitchen is equipped with plenty of counter space for food prep, as well as an under-mounted sink for easy cleaning up.
The Bahama shutters provide both privacy and ventilation to the space.
With an outdoor entertaining area like this and a view of a beautiful custom pool and trees in the backyard, this is the perfect paradise.
A dreamy primary bedroom with a luxuriously tiled floor gives a peaceful aesthetic that permeates the entire suite.
This is one of two primary bathrooms. Her bathroom has a gorgeous oversized shower covered with marble tile. The glass enclosure and custom shower bench complete the luxurious experience. And a beautifully sculptured tub creates a steamy getaway from the troubles of the day.
Dual showerheads in bronze accentuate the marble shower wall tile and bathe the entire room with elegance.
His primary bathroom has a custom steam shower complete with a rain shower head, a massive custom shower bench, and all-glass enclosure.
Both primary bathrooms have heated towel racks for the ultimate in-home spa experience.
A custom koi pond and water feature with landscaping adorns this corner of the home under the breakfast nook window near the pool completes the perfection.