HGTV Dream Home 1998: Beaufort, SC
HGTV Dream Home 1998 is a classic, low-country beauty, located just outside Beaufort, SC. Discover the Southern charm that makes this house a home.
This South Carolina home welcomes visitors with its obvious Southern charm and eye-catching architectural elements. Its angular, tin red roof and raised-ground floor are common sites on this part of the Southern coast. But what really says, "Welcome to the South" is the home's three porches, and each plays a unique role in the wonderfully relaxed lifestyle of this region. In fact, when the house was built, these traditional outdoor spaces were a source of inspiration for designer Linda Woodrum.
"We have, of course, the front covered porch, which is so traditional, Southern, waiting to greet people, having people drop by, lemonade, iced tea on the front porch," she says.
"And then the back porch is great for suntanning. I think it's fun in this house to have three definitely different porches and, again, all very useable at different times of the year," Linda says. Like previous HGTV Dream Homes, this one combines tradition with contemporary touches. You can see it in the inventive design of the open, airy great room.
People want to live in a larger space where it's free flowing — both for reason of communication and staying in touch with family members.Architect, Bill Allison
Here, space flows freely from the living, dining and cooking areas. And because everything is so open, each area is uniquely defined with its own decor. The kitchen mixes a black-and-white color scheme with natural hues, clearly differentiating it from the living area with varying tones of red.
Consider the weather — here, along the southeast coast, every structure has to contend with heat, wind and moisture. Even the bracing salt air we associate so fondly with the beach can really age a house prematurely. The builders of HGTV Dream Home 1998 met this challenge head on with durable cutting-edge materials and ingenious structural details. The paint is designed to prevent mildew, while the decking, handrails and other wood additions are specially treated.
The Dream Home also takes into account powerful storms. "There are two forces that you are trying to prevent from pushing the house down — one is uplift, because the pressure of the wind will pull the house up. And the strapping ties the house down to the foundation ... so it won't be lifted up and blown away," Bill says. Relaxed Southern charm with imaginative design — it's all part of the spirit of HGTV Dream Home 1998.
The winner of this home was Tina Carlson. HGTV's Paul James surprised her at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
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