2019 LightHouse Design Awards – Best Architectural Design
Court Atkins Group | Project Statement
Kuzloski Residence, 89 Water Fowl Road (Palmetto Bluff)
Kelley S. McRorie - Interior Design [ KSMID]
A combination of casual lowcountry architecture and transitional aesthetic, this residence is located on one of a few coveted double lots in Palmetto Bluff, just steps from the community lodge and pool amenities. The home offers a stunning showcase from across the water, appearing to rise at the apex of the bluff as the water trail bends toward South Wilson.
Due to the doubly expansive home site, wrap around water trail views accompany nearly every space in the house, including outdoor courtyards, pool terraces, raised gardens, boat dock and carriage house. In most areas the house is no more than one-room deep, allowing natural light to flood the spaces from multiple sides.
Modern yet timeless, the interior is a blend of simple details, good proportion, and luxury finishes. Architectural and interior design visions were meticulously coordinated to create different opportunities for each space. For example, guests are welcomed directly into the heart of the home, a cavernous great room anchored by a magnificent fireplace and walls of custom mahogany windows.
The house then quietly unfolds with each additional space taking on a unique proportion, individualized with specific colors or textures to create a cohesive whole. Sometimes respective statements are a bold texture such as the feature wall in the stair hall or conversely, a more subtle detail like the glazed brick edges of the fireplace or pencil thin metal inlays in the wood flooring of one of the vestibules.
Generous guest suites occupy the upper floor of the house commanding sweeping views of the water trail while inviting brilliant daylight to filter throughout the gracious dimensions.
The home’s exterior is distinctly proportioned and simply detailed with traditional white clapboard and black windows and roofing to highlight the contrast of the structure with the exceptional amount of fenestration.