Spring Island Lowcountry Home in Hilton Head Monthly

One of the beautiful lowcountry homes at Spring Island, SC was recently featured in a Hilton Head Monthly magazine story titled, “Living in a Nature Preserve.”

Reclaimed wood, reclaimed brick, foam insulation, a tankless hot water heater, multiple upgraded heat pumps, low-e glass windows, Energy Star appliances, overhead fans in every major room, and a non-chemical baiting trap system in the ground for termite control are just some of the green elements of the extraordinary lowcountry home.

An excerpt reads:

“Perhaps the most striking design element of their two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom main living space and one-bedroom, one-bath guest cottage is the extensive use of reclaimed brick and wood. Recycled heart-pine beams removed from a mill in Tennessee adorn the ceilings in the foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen. The same recycled and restored heart pine sits atop the mantle in the great room fireplace, and composes the stairway and upstairs flooring.

All of the exposed brick throughout the 2013 LightHouse award-winning home can tell interesting stories of past lives in other locales. The red common brick stretching across the entire backsplash in the Walton’s spacious kitchen began its rich history in an old feed/seed company building and stable on Bay Street in Savannah more than 100 years ago, relates builder Patricia Strimpfel, co-owner, with her husband Ron, of Reclamation by Design Ltd. in Bluffton. Brick also provides visual highlights and depth in the “working pantry” off the kitchen, the master bathroom on the wall behind the tub, and the kitchenette in the guest cottage above the garage.”