Delpino Custom Homes has completed another successful construction project in Charleston South Carolina! The project consisted of a two-story addition to complement this traditional colonial style home with a re-claimed Charleston brick exterior. From the beginning it was evident that the most challenging part of this Mt. Pleasant construction project was going to be matching the existing re-claimed bricks with the bricks that we were going to use for the addition. After a long search and many afternoon trips that ended up down country dirt roads in areas like Awendaw, Cainhoy, McClellanville, and even Wadmalaw Island with a pile of old brick in laying in a farm yard. Many of the old brick piles that I ended up at were from a local demolition job that occurred long ago, eventually I was finally able to round-up more the 12,000 of these bricks that seemed to have the same color variation as the current home. In addition to the bricks that I was able to acquire we did recycle about 2,000 bricks that we demolished off of the side of the home that the addition was being added to. The home owner and I agreed that the best use of this lot of 2,000 bricks would be for the front of the addition to further tie in the existing look with the new look just in case there was a slight color variation, which is very common in any lot of brick, new or used. Take a look at the final product in the slide show below and let us know how you think the exterior matches:
The project was a two-story addition with a Mother-In-Law suite down stairs complete with a walk-in closet, full 3-piece bathroom, kitchenette, closet for stackable washer and dryer and full bedroom. The stand up shower was complete with a frame-less glass surround, bench seat and tile from floor to ceiling. The upstairs was an open floor plan with Oak hardwood flooring custom, lighting and is completed by the exposed brick chimney. Downstairs the French doors lead out onto the raised cement patio that lead out onto the new brick paver patio leading you back to the driveway. The final touch on this addition was the decision to use half-round copper gutters around the addition to help control water run off but also accent the new lines of the house.
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