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A Sea Pines Home Made Contemporary

Imagination & creative design transform dreams into reality.

Imagination & creative design transform dreams into reality. Sometimes you have to be able to look beyond the old and outdated to imagine that the house you have purchased can become the home of your dreams. Such was the case for Dennis Egan and Kim Godfrey, who bought their classic home in The Sea Pines Resort as a second home. “Initially, we fell in love with Sea Pines, Twin Pines Road in particular, and when we found this house, with its beautiful view and spacious floorplan, we knew this was the house for us,” said Dennis.

Although the house had much of what Dennis and Kim envisioned for their home, there were areas that were tired and in need of updating. The couple enlisted the aid of architect Mark Paszek to execute the reinvention of the house. “Kim and I had a vision and ideas that we had collected together over time. Mark was wonderful at translating those ideas into reality, and as it happens many times with a renovation, the project took a life of its own, and our second home became the focus of our time, passion and energy.”

“Originally, this space was choppy and really underutilized,” stated Dennis, “and was an especially challenging area to work with. Kim and I wanted the television in the middle of the room, but we also wanted a functional fireplace.” With that in mind, Mark and Dennis designed built-in wall cabinetry that was perfect in scale, functional and very handsome. The cabinetry was designed in a dramatic espresso color that made the piece become the focal point of the space.

Outdoor living is an integral part of this couple’s lifestyle. While the pool is the original, the bottom was repainted to add a dramatic flair. An outdoor kitchen and fire pit were added to complete the magnificent setting, with views of Heron Point Golf Course. “We have our coffee here in the morning, with the sunrise,” Kim said, with a smile, “and in the evening, we can relax, read swim, have a bite to eat – it is the perfect environment.” A modern, non-toxic mosquito repelling system was also installed.

The great room, adjacent to the open kitchen, was originally the living room and rarely used. Today, this attractive space is used daily by both family and guests. Generous seating is accomplished with four oversized chairs that flank the exquisite stone fireplace. The fireplace anchors the room and adds a sense of richness and warmth to this inviting area.

          Imagination & creative design transform dreams into reality.      Imagination & creative design transform dreams into reality.
Tom Lauderdale, of Advanced Kitchen Design, assisted the couple in the design and implementation of this first-class, state-of-the-art kitchen. Featuring granite countertops, stunning glass tile accents, a coffee bar, custom glazed cabinetry, and bronze hardware, the kitchen is an impressive jewel in this magnifi cent renovation.


Mark Paszek

Interior Design
Sherry White

Kitchens and Baths
Advanced Kitchen Design

Billy Wood

Prestige Stone