What builders build for themselves
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KAUFMAN
Chris and Katie Dalzell, owners of Shoreline Construction and Development, recently built a custom home on Farnsleigh Avenue in Hampton Hall. In addition to creating a home for their family (8-year-old Emma, 5-year-old Campbell and Buster the Golden Retriever), the Dalzells also use the house to tour future clients.
“We want them to be able to see our end product,” said Katie Dalzell, who runs the in-house interior design department of Shoreline.
The house was finished earlier this year and took around six months to build. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house with a separate guest suite over the garage, complete with a living area, bedroom and bathroom.
The square footage is 4,400 with 800 square feet of porches. The casual design fits the family’s active lifestyle. Using an open floorplan concept, the dining room, kitchen and living room are all open to one another.
Many other features make the house unique.
- The wood floors are made from Savannah River reclaimed heart pine.
- The beams in the living room are reclaimed dock pilings from the Savannah River.
- Energy efficient windows maintain the home’s comfort all year long.
Living room: Beams reclaimed from old Savannah River Dock pilings, 20 foot vaulted ceiling, custom trim “butt board” wainscoting detail, custom built-ins, decorative lighting, casual wood burning fireplace.
Trim: Clean, classic, historic trim details.
Windows: Contrasting custom wood shutters to compliment the grey builtins by Budget Blinds.
Kitchen: Decorative lighting, classic pendants over island with a separate hinged light over the kitchen sink for added detail. Custom built island with furniture legs and large drawers on the front for pots and pan storage, and extra storage underneath the bartop side for large serving platters and extra dishes. Kitchen cabs are inset Cabinetry with applied molding. They mixed the hardware up using latches, handles and cup pulls to give a more “furniture” feel to the cabinetry. Custom handmade window treatments. Viking Rangetop with Commercial grade range hood. Upper cabs to come all the way to the countertops to house all countertop appliances.
Master bath: Casual elegance, chrome fixtures, wood floors, horizontal “butt board” detail ehind classic claw foot tub area for added subtle detail. Exposed shower trim for a historic, southern feel. Carrara marble herringbone shower floors mixed with classic subway tile for the shower, custom designed double vanity, grey color, built-in center tower for added storage, drawer storage, inset mirrors, lights applied to mirror detail for an added design element.
Mud hall/owner’s entry/built in desk area: This large space houses many aspects of the familiy’s day-to-day activities. It is sleeping quarters for the dog, Buster, and is a drop zone for the kids’ backpacks, dance bags, dog leashes and more. A message center for all the weekly activites and familychore chart is displayed on a chalkboard. A custom-built, double desk center for Emma Kate and Campbell to complete all their homework or crafting projects. Right off the owner’s entry is the laundry room.