TRIBUTARY DEVELOPMENT FEATURES LOCAL ARTISANS IN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION; CHANNELING LOWCOUNTRY LIFESTYLE THROUGH HAND CRAFTED TOUCHES
(MOUNT PLEASANT, SC) When the first residents move into Tributary, a new development at Mount Pleasant’s RiverTowne community, they will be met by unique design features usually reserved solely for custom homes: handcrafted features and home plans designed by local, award-winning architects.
This focus on craft is evident upon arrival at the new homes. Each home will feature a doorknocker, hand-hewn by Richard Guthrie of the American College of the Building Arts. Inside, Reclaimed Design Works has transformed discarded wood beams into fireplace mantels. Buyers can add other special features like locally made porch swings from Island Bed Swings and blown glass cabinet pulls from Sullivan’s Island artist Susanne Harris. Summerville Shutter Company has designed shutters for the homes.
Tributary’s unique focus on local sourcing will be on full display Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as the community’s designer showcase model home opens to the public. The home will also feature original works from local artists, and the event will feature local foodie favorite King of Pops, and numerous giveaways.
Visitors to the model home will spy a level of detailing usually reserved for custom homes. Working with Lowcountry architects Eric Brown and Eric Moser, the developers (FrontDoor Communities) have placed a high premium on the area’s unique lifestyle, culture and climate.
Designs feature relaxed floor plans of 2,000 to 3,100 square feet and expansive porches that facilitate outdoor living. Every home is situated to take full advantage of views, breezes and access to green spaces.
The developer’s commitment to sustainability can be seen in the landscaping. And it’s also present in the unseen; Tributary is sourcing lumber from a local, family-owned company. “We love working with local people to help create the charm that is a large part of the Lowcountry lifestyle,” said Mark Lipsmeyer, vice president of FrontDoor. “And we also truly want to encourage growth and prosperity in this community. How better than to work with local purveyors of quality products?”
Phase 1 consists of 17 home sites, 6 of which are sold as well as New Urbanist amenities, like pathways and public greenways. The community is nestled in RiverTowne Country Club, which features an 18-hole championship golf course and easy access to good schools, beaches and downtown Charleston.