By Carolyn Weber. With a stucco façade and a design reminiscent of far away beaches, Home magazine's island heritage show home stands out from the pack of more familiar neo-traditional styles on Daniel Island, a 4,000-acre master plan TND in Charleston, S.C.
Builder Kevin Kalman and his wife were vacationing in Barbados when the inspiration for the style struck them. "We saw a wonderful plantation down there and borrowed some of the elements for the show home," he says.
Details include deep roof overhangs with exposed rafter tails, hard-coat stucco, and shutters inside and out. "It worked because there are already lots of West Indies influences in Charleston houses," says architect James Walker of Schmitt Sampson Walker Architects in Charleston.
The 4,368-square-foot plan is one-room deep and very open from front to back. Every room has access to the outdoors--a porch, balcony, or courtyard--which provides plenty of natural light and ventilation. And it also allows clear views of holes six and 12 of the Daniel Island Club's private Tom Fazio-designed golf course.
Location: 94 Dalton St., Daniel Island, Charleston, S.C.
Park Tours: Nov. 16, 2002--Jan. 5, 2003 Visiting Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)
Tickets: $10. For more information on show-home tours, call 843-971-7100 or visit www.danielisland.com.
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