Contents

CONTENTS

98 Photograph by Clifton Parker

108 Photograph by Holger Obenaus

116 Photograph by Obenaus

FEATURES

98 Motorway Photographer Clifton Parker captures summer collections from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant and Biton of Charleston. Shot on location in Murrell’s Inlet, Myrtle Beach and Conway, S.C. By Anna Stahl

108 Concierge Builder A husband and wife team, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, draws on their British heritage and years of experience to build homes that creatively blend the best of the Old and the New World. The Leekes style of customer service makes use of new online communications tools—and old-fashioned red carpet service. By Wendy Swat Snyder

116 Life With a View A couple builds their Lowcountry dream home on a lot overlooking the Kiawah River. Combining elegance and comfort, the home has become a place where they can kick off their shoes and socialize with family and friends. By Patra Taylor

124 Time for a Change Planning and executing a project that involves multiple homeowners is never easy. Fortunately, Canton Construction—working with Christopher Rose, Architects and Haute Designs—was able to do the near impossible, keeping disruption to a minimum while updating the lobby in a style consistent with the original character of the building. By Kim Catanzarite ON THE COVER: Home by Kingswood Custom Homes. Photography by Gerin Choiniere.

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44 Photograph courtesy of the Charleston Grill

58 Photograph by Holger Obenaus

68 Photograph by Mary Love

DEPARTMENTS

44 Currents Editor’s Picks: Our editor highlights trends and events in the region. By M.H. Love

50 Visual Arts Kent Lovelace’s evocative landscapes. By Amy Stockwell Mercer

54 On View Clifton Parker specializes in fashion, advertising and celebrity photography. By Anna Stahl

56 From the Fairway The finishing hole at Dunes West.

58 Objects of Desire Jewelry to suit any occasion and budget. By Katie Wells

64 On the Water Historic views from the bridge of a yacht. By L.J. Wallace

68 Escapes Four luxurious South African hotels. By Mary Love

76 Culture Watch An elegant B & B that blends Charleston’s past and present. By Charles and Mary Love

82 Grapevine Rosé wines for any season. By Robert Calvert

88 Cuisine Scene Chef Sean Brock’s cuisine draws on Old South traditions. By Wendy Swat Snyder

92 Art View Eclectic ideas inspire this award-winning abstract art. By Amy Stockwell Mercer

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130 Photograph by Holger Obenaus

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156 Photograph by Michael Costa

DEPARTMENTS

130 Around the House Controlling light with high-tech, motorized shades. Allison Thomas

134 Al Fresco A Summerville yard gets a facelift.

136 Art World A present-day Audubon celebrates birds and animals. By Nick Smith

140 At Home These affordable home designs can save you money. By Jason A. Zwiker

146 Attention to Details A top source for high-quality home renovations. By Patra Taylor

152 Accents European-style pavers that are both beautiful and “green”. By Holly Fisher

156 Kitchens & Baths Dream kitchens that won’t break the bank. By Kris Jeffords

160 Resources Custom mirrors for your home. By Denise K. James

162 Resources Home management—at your service. By Denise K. James

164 What’s In Store What’s new and where to find it.