All homes in the Habersham community are required to have a front porch. Architect Eric Moser took this design detail a step further and wrapped the porch to the side. Two sets of French doors access this outdoor living area from the great room. "It's a great extension of the living and dining areas," says interior designer Barbara Yergens.
The building team chose energy-efficient windows designed to protect against decay, water, and termites -- especially important
considerations for durability and sustainability. Framed by low-maintenance, operable composite shutters, homeowners can rest
assured that getaways won't turn into working holidays.
Featured here: Jeld-Wen Windows
A paved walk and painted steps invite guests to the side porch. A close look at the exterior reveals traditional clapboard siding with a twist. Instead of wood, the design team used a composite, fiber-cement material -- a more durable choice for the waterfront climate.
Featured here: Exterior Siding by James Hardie
Moser made sure to build in a lot of storage and a lot of charm to this almost 1,700-square-foot plan. Throughout the house, architecture dictates built-in shelving, window seats, nooks, and crannies.
"Eric (Moser) is a master of maximizing small spaces," Yergens says. "The economic use of square footage and storage is imperative in cottage design."
The furnishings in the guest bedroom (designed as part of the Habersham collection by Seabrook Classics) take inspiration from a door frame in an old Lowcountry home.
The finish is painted marsh green and hand-rubbed for an instant sense of age. Swing arm lamps free up tabletop space making room for knickknacks and a favorite novel.
A red shutter cleverly hides the fuse box, turning what could have been an eyesore into a work of art. A transom above this bedroom hallway is an old-fashioned detail designed to allow light to filter into darker areas.
The upstairs bath is stylish enough with its sleekly designed silver-finish hardware. Add in a whimsical crab sculpture and
a string of fish on the shower curtain, and the look is both delightful and decadent.
Featured here: Bath fixtures by Delta
The air unit is energy efficient with its quiet system and provides excellent indoor air quality -- a healthy and cost-saving alternative to other units.
Featured here: Heating/Cooling System by Lennox