There’s a contemporary notion going on in American architecture. It resurges every few years, and the movement is afoot right now,” architect Marc Camens says. When Camens is inclined to expound on the intersection of history, philosophy, psychology and architecture, we’re going to learn something, and one of those magic moments is about to happen. […]


Close your eyes for a moment and imagine this serene scene: a rural-like landscape with moss-draped live oaks swaying in the slight breeze, the salt marsh croaking with tree frogs, the calm rustling of spartina growing on the edges of the tidal creek. Now open your eyes and experience the peace of wading egrets; the […]


When your design clients are world travelers with a trove of art, collections, antiques and exotic treasures to incorporate into a new construction home, you have to bring your A game. As the designer for hundreds of high-end residential projects and high-profile commercial projects, such as The Restoration on King, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina […]


Designer Randolph Cooper’s familiarity with resort-style design aligned with the needs of homeowners Kim and David Siddons. The couple purchased their vacation home overlooking a pond on one of Kiawah Island’s golf courses, where they planned to build a base camp for extended family, including their grown children and their first grandchild. They visited Southeastern […]


WHEN Londoner Helli Luck picked up her first paintbrush at 5 years old, she knew that she wanted to be an artist—and that dream carried her through to making it a reality. Winning her first award at 12, she went on to have her work displayed in the Mall Galleries in London and did a […]


When a local family decided to build their dream home, they knew exactly what they wanted: an environmentally friendly, tech-savvy, modern house with organic materials, abundant natural light and large-format windows to frame the incredible views. They also wanted a minimalist aesthetic and multiple spaces for their teenagers and friends to hang out. Built by […]


There is something very special about visualizing your dream home and having it come to fruition. This was the case for a Daniel Island couple who wanted to build their ideal family home on scenic Beresford Creek. They enjoyed the style and aesthetic of a previous Novella Homes build, so they decided to trust the […]


In the city that hosts a world-class arts festival like Spoleto Festival USA, it makes sense that a dining destination such as Sorelle would find a home. Charleston’s old-world charm won the heart of Gian Carlo Menotti, founder of the original Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, clinching his search for an American counterpart. […]


CHARLESTON artist Betsy Jones McDonald began her artistic training as a teen with watercolorist Geri Davis of Columbus, Georgia. She went on to study fine art at Columbus State University, and her eye for design was later put to work as a design manager during her years working in visual merchandising. After moving to Columbia, […]


The house we’re going to see today is the third home architect Bill Huey designed for his clients on Kiawah Island. This time the clients wanted a forever home, a place that would be comfortable when it’s just the two of them but expansive to accommodate extended family. They asked Huey for an open, communal design […]