Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Cooking With Character" Houzz Feature

One of our absolute FAVORITE kitchens was featured again recently on the popular design idea website, Houzz!.  If you've been following Structures Building Company for a while, you've no doubt heard about or seen images of our beautiful, award winning Coastal Living Idea Home completed in 2009.  (If not, check out these blog posts!)  The home was featured in Coastal Living Magazine and this amazing kitchen has been featured (and tweeted, and pinned, and liked...) since its debut!  We love it, and greatly appreciate the attention it continues to receive.  Check out the recent Houzz feature, Cooking with Character, HERE!

(photo by Tria Giovan)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Meets Old on Isle of Hope

One of Structures' latest custom home projects is a great example of how vintage materials can be used in new construction. The owners of this lovely marshfront property in Mount Pleasant's I'On neighborhood are bringing a touch of old New England to their new home in the Lowcountry with reclaimed wood timber, vintage naily pine floors, and solid exposed oak beams. The home, designed by Herlong and Associates, has a rustic, natural feel that perfectly complements the peaceful marshfront setting. What's great about being a custom builder is taking the things our clients love most and incorporating them into the personality of their homes. We can't wait to see how it all turns out!
The front exterior is prepped and ready for painting.

 The view from the back porch on Isle of Hope Road!

Reclaimed wood timber is used on the ceilings as well as the floors.
 All of the window trim and door casings are cypress.
Beautiful detailing on the hip-vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ReStructured Outdoor Living

One of the most exciting parts of seeing a major ReStructure project come to completion is going back to the "before" photos to see the incredible transformation these homes experience.  Whether its a complete home remodel or in this case a great outdoor living addition - our talented ReStructure team brings new life to wonderful existing homes!

This home, located in Mt. Pleasant's I'On Village, needed a little bit of an exterior facelift and an outdoor space to better suit the clients needs.  Our team removed overgrown landscape and trees that were literally overshadowing the quaint property, and added perfectly manicured pathways, fresh plantings, a patio, and a privacy fence.  We also re-painted the exterior siding and shutters of the home, added a spacious screened-in porch, and built a custom carport for the client.  Our client is thrilled with this great new space to relax, dine, and entertain guests on beautiful Lowcountry days!

Check out the BEFORE and AFTER photos:

BEFORE: View of the back of the house and old parking area

 AFTER: Back of house, parking, and carport 

BEFORE: Side of house 

AFTER: Side of house with fresh paint and landscaping

BEFORE: Side path to front of house

AFTER: Side path to front of house

BEFORE: Front wall and gate

AFTER: Front wall and gate

BEFORE: Corner of yard

AFTER: Corner of yard with Privacy Fence and Gate

 BEFORE: Corner of yard

AFTER: New Patio Space and Carport

 BEFORE: Old Patio Area

 AFTER: New Patio Area with Screened Porch Addition

BEFORE: Back Porch

 AFTER: Screened Porch and Landscaping Addition

 And just a few more of this beautiful screened porch addition!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Framing Complete on Wando View Custom Home!

The walls are up on what will soon be another stunning Structures home on Daniel Island! At a recent walk-through with Structures Project Manager Dave Hargis, it was easy to see the makings of a spacious, well-crafted custom home. True to it’s address, this Beau Clowney Design home on Wando View Street features breathtaking views of the Wando River at every turn and sits on a deep water lot, complete with a private dock. Gazing out from the back porch, it doesn't take much imagination to picture the roof-covered area planned for barbeques and entertaining friends at the end of the dock. And can’t you just see a small boat tethered there, ready and waiting to explore the lowcountry waterways?
An inviting private dock leads to deep water on the Wando River.
A preview of spectacular views soon to be enjoyed from the first floor.
A glimpse of the front view of the house on Wando View Street.
Beginning of the ceiling detail of rear screen porch.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Charleston Named Best City in USA & Canada!

Its no secret that we here at Structures believe we live in the best place on the planet - but Travel + Leisure magazine and its readers seem to agree!  Travel + Leisure named Charleston the #1 city in North America for 2014, easily topping popular big cities such as New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

And maybe even more impressive than that...Travel + Leisure ranked Charleston the 2nd best city in the WORLD!  (Kyoto, Japan just squeaked by to grab the #1 spot.)  We are so blessed to live in this incredible corner of the world - and we are excited to see Charleston in the international spotlight.  For those of you who may not call Charleston home (just yet)...check out what future Late Show host and Lowcountry native, Stephen Colbert, told Travel + Leisure about his favorite Charleston spots HERE

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Settling Into Our New "Home"


Here it is, friends and family...the moment you've been waiting for... our first official BLOG from our new office space and design center on Daniel Island!  We have had a busy couple of weeks packing boxes, loading the moving truck, and setting up our new space - and there may still be a few boxes to unpack and photos to hang on the wall.  But we are thrilled to now be settling into our lovely new "home" here on the island!  Stop by and see us at 899 Island Park Drive.

For those wondering, our contact information will remain the same:
  • Call us at 843-856-6901
  • Email at info@structures.net
  • Mail to: PO Box 2267 - Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
Just for fun, check out a few photos from the day of our move - the whole Structures team gathered for the heavy lifting!  What a great crew!

 Dave and Marty load the moving truck.

Steve and Anne Kendrick clear out the old design room.

Deb carries away floor samples.

Van helps remove office signage.

My desk area...before unpacking began!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bowling For a Great Cause!

Structures recently had the opportunity to help sponsor a bowling event for the Florence Crittenton Program of South Carolina, a local organization providing services and support for young, at-risk pregnant women and mothers.  Held at The Alley in downtown Charleston, this event raised money to support education, medical assistance, and other professional care for these young women.  Florence Crittenton's mission is to provide this comprehensive care to enable them to become self-sufficient, healthy, and responsible mothers.

A few members of the Structures team even came out to participate in the fun!  We love being involved in serving and building up our local community - for more information on the Florence Crittenton Program of South Carolina, visit their website HERE.