The Structures team had a great time at East Cooper Habitat for Humanity's House Party on Friday night. This annual fundraiser and auction had a great new venue this year: The Cooper River Room at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. We had a chance to bid on some amazing items, and enjoyed listening and dancing to the sounds of the Plantation Singers and the Fantastic Voyage Band! It was a beautiful evening spent with great friends who share our commitment to supporting Habitat's mission of providing safe, affordable housing to the East Cooper community. Here's hoping that ECHFH raised enough money to build more homes for local families in need. We are proud to again be a sponsor of this event!
Structures Building Company is a proud sponsor of East Cooper Montessori Charter School's Model United Nations program. For the third year in a row, Structures was honored to help sixth grade students realize their dream of traveling to New York City to participate in the Montessori Model United Nations Program. This year, 28 six-graders became delegates of Indonesia, Cambodia, the Ukraine, and the Netherlands. They worked on solutions to such important world problems as nuclear nonproliferation, poverty reduction, and malnutrition. The group left for the Big Apple on April 24 and returned on April 27.
Anne Kendrick represents Structures at the Sponsor Breakfast
The program is a year-long commitment that begins in the classroom, where students spend months researching their assigned countries and topics and practicing their negotiation and public speaking skills. Each student is responsible for writing a position paper and preparing a speech to present at the MMUN conference. Once they arrive in New York, they spend two days in caucus sessions with students from all over the world to draft resolutions on real world issues. On the third day, students travel to the United Nations building where they sit in the seats of actual UN delegates to vote on their resolutions. Several ECMCS students were selected to represent their committees by reading their final resolutions before an audience of nearly 2,000 student delegates, teachers, and parents. That's quite an accomplishment for any twelve-year-old!
As a builder in the I'On neighborhood, where this public charter school is located, Structures has always looked for ways to support East Cooper Montessori. But this school is especially close to Structure's heart: four children of Structures employees have attended the school, and two of them have traveled to New York as MMUN delegates in years past! Congratulations to all of this year's MMUN delegates!
Structures is incredibly thankful for the wonderful clients we get to work with each day and for the beautiful homes we're allowed to build for them - and it is especially nice when we have the privilege of working with a family on their SECOND Structure's home! We recently completed this family's second custom home in Daniel Island Park designed by Flatfish Island Designs. This lovely home features 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms and a spacious open floor plan. Check out photos from inside:
Daniel Island has a wonderful new home, and we are happy to have a great new addition to our Structures family of homeowners! This custom home, designed by Darryl Cobb of Cobb Architecture, is situated directly on the golf course in beautiful Daniel Island Park.
This DesignBuild project has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms. The home also features a custom wine room, a large home office with custom shelving and cabinetry, exposed cedar beams in the living and dining area, a spacious FROG suite, and beautiful landscaping. Our clients are so pleased with their new island home, and we couldn't be happier that they've joined the Structures family!
Custom Home Office
Golf Course Views from the Kitchen which also Features 2 Dishwashers, a Farmhouse Sink, and an Induction Cooktop
It is always exciting to see a project come to a close, especially when the finished product is a beautiful custom home for a wonderful family! Our latest DesignBuild project to be completed is a marsh-front home in I'On Village designed by Clarke Design Group. This lovely 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom home features a gourmet kitchen, brick floors in a unique keeping room and in the mudroom, a custom study with cypress built-in bookcases and a cypress ceiling, an elevator, a grilling courtyard, exquisite landscaping and 2 large porches to take in those incredible marsh views. Our homeowners are thrilled with their new home, and we are so thankful to have them as part of the Structures family!
Gourmet Kitchen with Brick Backsplash
Keeping Room with Brick floors
Custom Study with Cypress Bookcases and Ceiling
Wood Wall Detailing
Formal Dining Room
Spacious Laundry Room with Built in (hidden) Laundry Bins
The Structures team cooked up a big batch of its prize-winning chili to compete in the Charleston Home Builders Association's third annual Chili Cook Off. About a dozen area home builders met at Builders First Source in North Charleston on Thursday, February 21st--each armed with a pot of chili!
Structures came to defend the Grand Champion title it won at last year's Chili Cook Off. Although the team didn't take the prize this year, it was proud to be one vote shy of winning the coveted People's Choice Chili Award. It was a great evening of friendly competition and good company, and we can't wait to do it again next year!
Obviously, Structures' chili was one of the favorites!
When February comes to the Lowcountry, its time for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition! SEWE 2013, a three-day celebration of nature featuring over 500 artists and exhibitors from around the world, comes to Charleston February 15-17. Wander around downtown Charleston this weekend and you'll see amazing works of art focusing on wildlife and nature--not only paintings but also sculptures, furniture, and duck decoys! At Marion Square, you'll find open-air demonstrations of all kinds, from cooking, to fly fishing, to birds of prey.
But there are two things we love best about SEWE. One is the Dock Dogs competition and retriever expo at Brittlebank Park, and the other is that SEWE is the first of many great festivals that run through the spring in Charleston. It may only be February, but SEWE makes us feel like spring is on its way!