A place by the river Kelley Designs, Inc

Suite in fishing camp style by Gregory Vaughan

Legend to plan of master suite: 1 foyer, angle, architecture, area, design, diagram, drawing, floor plan, line, plan, product, product design, structure, white
Legend to plan of master suite: 1 foyer, 2 first bedroom, 3 master bathroom, 4 closet, 5 second bedroom.

A peninsula in the marshlands of the South Carolina Low Country, with water on three sides, is an enviable location for a vacation home.

Because the setting is so compelling and has a long history, the property owners Rick and Kathy Fairman, wanted their vacation home to reflect the local architectural heritage rather than the McMansion-style houses popping up elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Interior designer Gregory Vaughan of Kelley Designs Inc says the house has a board and batten exterior, and the rustic ambiance continues on the interior.

"The master suite, for example, has painted butt boards on outside walls, and has been designed with the hunting lodge, fishing camp style in mind. Even the position of the suite in a wing of its own off one end of the house is designed to look as though the rooms could have evolved over many years. The bathroom, with its furniture pieces, could have once been a bedroom, with plumbing brought inside to provide facilities."

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Painted vanities with turned legs and Persian Pearl granite tops add to the rustic charm of this master bathroom.

Vaughan says the starting point for the design was a glass-fronted armoire by Four Hands, found at the Highpoint International Furniture market. Made from reclaimed wood, the armoire has a white interior, which appealed to Kathy.

"She also loves the armoire's hardware mechanism, where the bolts open with the pull of a long rod."

The other furniture, including two recessed medicine chests copied from old photographs, was custom manufactured by John Zoot of Wood Creations.

"John was able to translate our ideas with great attention to detailing the medicine cabinets even have dark bronze latches that probably date back to the '30s.

Traditional painted butt boards on the walls and bed, bed frame, bedding, bedroom, ceiling, estate, floor, furniture, home, interior design, living room, real estate, room, wall, window, wood, gray, brown
Traditional painted butt boards on the walls and an old-style ceiling fan convey the look of a traditional fishing camp in this design by Gregory Vaughan and the sense that the rooms have evolved over many years.

Other hardware and the bronze faucets are also true to the design, and in keeping with the look of the clawfoot tub and the perceived era of the home.

Vaughan says Kathy loves the idea of items gathering a patina. The hammered copper sinks will gradually change color, as the house itself will change as it settles in and weathers over time.

Credit list

Wayne Windham, Wayne Windham Architect (Bluffton, SC)
The Stringer Group
The Light Post
Interior designer
Gregory Vaughan,
Cabinet company
Wood Creations, Inc

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Atlantic Archives

30 Dec, 2013

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