Homes of the Week

PLATINUM | Kiawah River Butterfly Garden Cottage

Johns Island, S.C.

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Photography by Julia Lynn Photography

Architect/Designer | Julia Star Sanford
Builder | Saussy Burbank
Developer | The Beach Company
Interior Merchandiser | McLaurin Parker

Design Statement | As a collaboration years in the making, the Butterfly Garden Cottage is the creation of an unmatchable trifecta: a brilliant designer, beloved builder, and coveted island location. The Butterfly Garden Cottage celebrates a holistic approach to living; optimal livable space, layered with high-end details and commercial-grade appliances, creates a property for a custom buyer that is luxurious in both form and function.

Judges’ Comments | Judges praised the vernacular architecture of the house, the simplicity of the kitchen storage, and the exposed porch rafters. “Really a charming house.” 


Palm Springs, Calif.

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Photography by Mark Davidson Photography

Architect/Designer | Danielian Associates Architects + Planners
Builder | Far West Industries
Landscape Architect/Designer | Teserra Outdoors
Interior Designer | AI Designs

Design Statement | With distinctive, modern architecture carried throughout, this home has been thoughtfully created to pack a big punch in a small-lot home. Features include a spacious, open floor plan with lots of natural light, dual master suites with private outdoor balconies and en suite baths, a modern kitchen with slab granite counters, polished floors throughout, large glass sliding doors, and a pool with covered patio.

Judges’ Comments | Judges noted the study, the cabinetry variation, and the kitchen storage.  

SILVER | The Binkley

St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Photography by David Dominick Photography

Architect/Designer | BSB Design
Builder | Kasper Modern
Interior Merchandiser | Raised Modern
Land Planner | BSB Design

Design Statement | This home was designed as a representation of the Mid-Century Modern lifestyle to attract buyers to a scattered-lot home building program. The exterior elevation combines playful angle rooflines, trapezoidal window shapes, and mixed building textures in a monochromatic color palette to emphasize the historical influences of that notable building style.

The design intent was to capture the open, simple architectural style of a bygone era and align it with the lifestyle preferences of today’s buyers. High ceilings, plentiful light, geometric window shapes and accented industrial ductwork deliver the hipster Mid-Century Modern style. The plan is designed into 3 wings: The center core is the public dwelling space; the left wing is the master suite tucked behind the garage, and the right wing is the semi-quiet play/flex room and added bedrooms. The single-car garage reflects a modern take on efficiency, protecting the environment, and minimizing “stuff,” and recognizes the ride-sharing trend.

Judges’ Comments | Judges praised the exterior of the house, its angles, and its unexpected elements .They especially noted the homes fun design details, like funky canopy over the front door.

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