Our Top 5 Favorite Kitchen Innovations From The IBS2020 Builder Show

We had a great time last month at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas and we wanted to share a few of our favorite new home innovations that are a must-have in your 2020 custom build!

New must-have kitchen appliances! We saw a wide range (pun intended) of new appliances equipped with smart-home technology and offered in multiple finish color options. These definitely take cooking & entertaining to the next level of fun and efficiency!

    • Miele Built-in Coffee Machine! This was one of our favorite kitchen gadgets that we saw and will become an essential part of your new 2020 kitchen. With the capability to make espressos to macchiatos, this in-home machine may give Starbucks a run for its money. Equipped with energy saving technology, this machine also maintains itself with several self-cleaning modes. Check out Miele CVA for more details on its special features.20000149413-000-00_20000149413
    • The Samsung Family Hub! This true Smart House feature creates shopping lists, coordinates schedules, syncs with your home entertainment centers and keeps your life connected with your family more than ever. Let’s be honest, we all need help keeping track of everyone’s doctor appointments and soccer games and if we can quickly plan dinner at the same time then this Family Hub is a life saver!


    • The Dacor Integrated Wine Column! This full-sized wine fridge holds up to 100 bottles and regulates the perfect “wine cellar” temperature & humidity from your smart phone. Softly lit LED lighting showcases your collection and easy-slide glider racks provides easy access. The exterior comes in stainless steel, graphite or panel ready so it can be fully integrated into your kitchen design.


    • Multi-function & multi-colored ranges! Two brands that caught our eye were the Miele Range & the Dacor Range. The Miele boasts convenient dual fuel, touch controls, moisture plus, crisper and 3-door functions. This is perfect for the multi-tasking holiday party host(ess). The Dacor is a full-feature range that is available in any color under the sun- yes we said ANY color. Through the DacorMatch technology, you can have this range personalized to any color of your choosing to really make it the center piece of your kitchen.


    • Decorative Range Hoods! A few of our favorite range hoods from the IBS2020 builders show that will give your new kitchen that wow factor!

Top 5 Ideas That Should Be On Every Homeowners To-Do List This Year

Number 5 on our list is Wallpaper! This is an easy way to transform any space and adds a pop of personality into small or un-noticed rooms. The colors and patterns are endless and make every space feel more put-together. Check out some of our favorites form past projects below!

Number 4 on our list is a Fireplace! Whether you are revamping an old fireplace surround or wanting a new one altogether, a fireplace adds the right amount of cozy warmth to the holidays (even if it is still 70 degrees in December!) We recommend a gas fireplace, like Heat N’ Glow for easy install, care and clean-up. Shiplap, built-in’s, exposed brick, marble and reclaimed wood are all great solutions to dressing up a fireplace surround and making it a focal feature in your home.

Number 3 on our list is a Soaking Tub! Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation after the busy holiday season. This is a great investment and brings the spa into your own home- no appointment needed! Ferguson Showrooms in Charleston is a great place to find the perfect shape, size and style for your bathroom- We will help you re-configure your bathroom layout to fit-in your new soaking tub ;).

Number 2 on our list are new Countertops! This is a great way to revitalize your kitchen. With marble always being a front runner, more people are choosing quartz for its durability. Take a stroll through the marble yard at Vitoria International to hand-pick the perfect slab to revamp your kitchen- their options are endless and have the best selections in town!

Number 1 on our list is build your own dream home! With so many options for innovative in-home technology, building a new home can re-organize your life and increase functionality of how you live in your home. You can build something that fits your family’s life-style and your personal design aesthetic. Call us to get your plans started and let our skilled team guide you through to move-in day!


Thankful For Our Community

Four of our homes for the Metanoia Foundation came to a close and we are excited to see these homes loved and lived-in by families in the Chicora-Cherokee community! As part of their Homeowner Initiative, we are helping the foundation establish quality housing in the area. We worked with local subcontractors with-in the Chicora-Cherokee community to help generate economic development in the area. Part of Metanoia’s core approach is creating opportunities and providing resources so the neighborhood residents can become stewards of their own community. We are so thankful to get the opportunity to work alongside with this amazing organization. Their dedication in investing in neighborhood assets, building leaders, establishing quality housing and generating economic development helps to create stronger communities from within. @metanoiacdc #buildinghomesforfamilies #buildinghomesforlife #strongcommunities #strongfamilies #stronghomes #delpinocustomhomes #chsbuilder #supportlocalchs #pushingforward



PRISM Awards 2019

Our team celebrated all of our hard work last Friday at the Charleston Home Builders Association’s PRISM Awards & Gala. We are thrilled to take home awards for best historical renovation and best home remodel. Check out both of these projects below…. they have some serious before & after pictures! Wonderful night with great people!


Sumter Historic Renovation: 

Buist Home Remodel:

CHBA Awards 2019


Catch Us Around Town This Fall!

Be on the lookout for our team around town this fall! With several projects finishing up & several projects just starting, you will see us in multiple locations around Charleston.

Expect to see us on Daniel Island as three new site signs hit the ground. We are just as excited as these new homeowners and can’t wait to document their building process phase-by-phase.

You will also find us in the middle of a custom home project in Park Circle for another amazing client. The siding & drywall are going up this week and we are eagerly awaiting the pool foundation to begin. Tucked right up on the marsh, this home’s location can’t be beat!

Just around the corner, in Park Circle, we have two of our coastal cottage homes beginning to take shape. Check out MLS for more details on the availability of these homes.

Further down on the peninsula, close to Hampton Park & Lowndes Grove, we are in the middle of a renovation project. We gutted the kitchen & bathrooms, opened up a wall and will be refinishing all of the floors. We can’t wait to see how this home comes back to life once we are finished with this project!

Four of our homes for the Metanoia Foundation are coming to a close and we are excited to see these homes loved and lived-in by families in the Chicora-Cherokee community! As part of their Homeowner Initiative, we are helping the foundation establish quality housing in the area. We worked with local subcontractors with-in the Chicora-Cherokee community to help generate economic development in the area. Part of Metanoia’s core approach is creating opportunities and providing resources so the neighborhood residents can become their own stewardships of the community. We will close out this project by helping the foundation orchestrate a Day of Caring event on November 15th, where neighbors and local businesses will be involved in the landscaping around these houses. Feel free to join in and check out more events around town with United Way’s Day of Caring!

We have even more projects in the works and will release those as soon as we have plans finalized. This is going to be an exciting year with exciting projects! Catch us around town this fall AND catch us on Live5News’ Charleston Home Showcase for the next few Saturdays at 7:30pm EST after the football games!









Tune In: Our Charleston Home Showcase Premier Saturday at 7:30PM Live5News After the Game!

Watching the big Alabama vs. Texas A&M game this weekend? Tune into @live5news this Saturday to see the preview of @julie_rogers_chs & @charleston_home_showcase touring our latest projects. Preview starts right after the game at 7:30 pm EST. Stock the bar & entertain for the big game in style. Who are you rooting for?

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Check Out Two Of Our Latest Projects

We hope everyone stayed safe during the hurricane last week and our thoughts are with those who were impacted. On the eve of the long weekend last week, two of our favorite projects came to a close and we are so happy for our new homeowners!

Our last Point Verona project is now home to a wonderful couple from DC who are excited to explore Charleston and the Lowcountry with their family. Despite working with us remotely, this couple’s vision of a coastal retreat seamlessly came to life over numerous conference calls, emails and Facetime sessions. Stay tuned as we partner with Emily Stallings of Stallings Studio to furnish and style the home for the professional photoshoot!

Our newly renovated home on Buist Avenue in Park Circle is also saying hello to its new homeowners this weekend. This house made a huge transformation during the renovation process and before picture can be found in our blog post from May 23rd, 2019. I know the new homeowners will enjoy the scenic duck pond view from their double-decker porches as they settle into their new home.

We could not have executed either of these homes without the help from our DCH team, subcontractors and suppliers. We want to thank everyone for their hard work and support in turning these projects into the homes and retreats that our homeowners will cherish with their families.

Our thoughts and prayers are going out to the Bahamas and to everyone who was affected by the hurricane.


Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 2019 Profiles in Business


Home With A Harbor View

Our second Point Verona home came to a close last week and we are thrilled with how it turned out! Located in the Point Verona community off of Harbor View Road, this home boasts an incredible view of the Charleston Harbor from the rooftop deck. These homeowners will enjoy sea breezes and cocktails (from the top floor wet bar) while watching sailboats zig-zag to Fort Sumter and back. The interior of the home has a transitional calmness where modern elements harmonize with traditional elements. The traditional picketed staircase threads through the home’s modern vertical floorplan from the great room to the rooftop. The great room encompasses the kitchen, living room and dining room and is bathed in natural light from a dozen oversized windows. The large wood-stained island is the main feature of the kitchen. It complements the darker variations seen in the light oak flooring that runs through-out the house. A leathered quartzite slab sits atop the cabinets where variegated grey and brown veining picks up on the wood-tones of the cabinets and the grey-tones of the tile backsplash. There is an underlying symmetry through-out the kitchen that demonstrates how well-thought-out the space is. Overall, we are excited for our homeowners to get settled into their new home and enjoy the harbor views.


A Modern Marsh View

We completed our first Point Verona home earlier this week and we couldn’t be happier for our new homeowners. This 4-story, vertical, James Island home is embellished with sleek modern finishes through-out and features an expansive marsh view from the rooftop deck.
The kitchen’s satin black cabinets are draped in a grey-veined, white quartz and accented with champagne bronze pulls. The angled Brizo, lux-gold, faucet with knurled detailing adds a touch of glamour to the kitchen and complements the glossy, handmade, herringbone tile splashed behind the gas range. The cone pendants’ sleek caged canopy profile is seen repeated in the ultra-modern, black and gold, Peregrine ceiling fan.
The design scheme is then carried into the powder room where a lucite & gold framed mirror magnifies the black & white, deco-tiled wall. The natural wood elements of the living room floating shelves and the powder room custom-made, floating vanity bring warmth to the space.
The marine wire staircase along with the three-dozen windows make this home bright, light and fresh. The wet bar and bathrooms are adorned with modern fixtures and geometric mosaic tiles while the shiplap-clad 3rd floor ceiling draws you up to the rooftop terrace. We can’t wait to see how house 2 & 3 turn out in our Point Verona project!




Before & After 1126 Buist Ave

You won’t believe the transformation that our Buist project has undergone! It is hard to believe this is the same house with the same bones. Our team of skilled carpenters, designers and subcontractors gave this house a second life and doubled the square footage making this unique revitalization project one of our favorites. See the before & after pictures below.
In the heart of Park Circle, this is a one of a kind lot that offers beautiful views of Quarterman Lake as well as views of the surrounding old-growth camelia grove. This New Construction home features an open floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, (with an optional 3rd bathroom). The master retreat located on the 2nd floor has a private walk out balcony that offers great views of the surrounding live oaks and is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or evening refreshments. This home is unique in that it is fully elevated with a drive-under garage and the storage ability to create a unique space for whatever your needs may be: workshop, gym, playroom, garden center, art room or just extra storage. As you enter the home you will be greeted with a spacious open floor plan with 9′ ceilings that showcases the smooth transition from the open concept living room, dining room, kitchen and oversized covered porch. In the kitchen you will find all of the elements that will make this home stand out including an oversized island for entertaining featuring Quartz countertops, shaker style cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a custom tiled backsplash and full pantry. In addition, the first-floor features pre-finished hardwood floors to compliment the high-end kitchen finishes. Additionally, on the main floor this home features two nice-sized bedrooms with large closets. The master retreat features a fully tiled bathroom, a walk-in shower, dual vanities, custom styled plumbing and lighting fixtures, and a walk-in closet.

**For Sale**

This home will offer you the best of what Park Circle has to offer; new construction with an open floor plan and high-end finishes in the heart of the Circle. Listed at $499,999.00, this location, expansive yard, and expansive out-door living space is hard to pass up. Contact us to schedule a walk-through of this home.





Breathtaking Views! Only 2 of 3 Point Verona Houses Left!

We have some exciting projects underway in the Point Verona neighborhood off of Harbor View Road. Extensive marsh views, harbor views, and sunrise & sunset views. Lowcountry lifestyle at its finest- discover your private refuge.

5 & 7 Old Summer House Road, Point Verona

3 beds4 baths2,265 sqft



***NEW CONSTRUCTION IN POINT VERONA, JAMES ISLAND*** MOVE IN as early as 5/15*** Be a part of this exclusive enclave neighborhood that offer a private gated neighborhood, dock access and only minutes to downtown. This New Construction home will feature an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 full bathrooms in 2265 sft with an amazing 3rd floor roof top deck complete with long marsh views and views of the peninsula. This home will feature luxury finishes throughout beginning in the Kitchen with modern style cabinets and Quart countertops and a waterfall island. The kitchen will also feature a stainless-steel appliance suite, tile backsplash and soft close doors and drawers on the cabinets. The large living area will be complemented with a surround sound system with additional speakers throughout. You will then find the master retreat located on the 2nd floor complete with long marsh views, a custom master bathroom with full tile surround and high-end plumbing and lighting fixtures with a walk-in closet. Finally, escape to the 3rd floor with a full wet bar and vaulted ceiling that opens up onto the expansive roof top deck. From the 3rd floor roof top deck you will enjoy long marsh view of Ellis Creek as well as pristine sunsets along with views of the peninsula. This home has all the features of a luxury home with the exclusivity of the gated community and easy access to downtown Charleston. Other interior and exterior finishes include Hurricane Impact windows, prefinished floors throughout, cement plank exterior siding, custom paint colors, up-graded lighting options, trim package, Energy efficient natural gas tank-less hot water heater, Low E windows, recessed lighting and much more. ***For a full list of interior and exterior finishes click on the documents tab to view the Builder Spec Sheet.*** Don’t miss a chance to customize your new home, come by our newly updated design center to pick your options while you build. ***Builder is OFFERING CLOSING INCENTIVES TO INCLUDE CLOSING COSTS with a reasonable offer.***Builder requires all offers to be submitted on Builder provided contract that along with the Site Plan, Floor Plan, Elevations and the SPEC Sheet in the Documents tab on MLS.**** Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be part of the Point Verona neighborhood in this newly built home!