While on a trip to Charleston, the Galli family of Hunt Valley, MD, learned of our creative design and installation services. Soon thereafter, the couple commissioned a decorative hand-carved limestone entryway and walnut-crafted door for their country home.
"We are so pleased with your work! It's stunning! We also appreciate your attention to detail so we can be worry free."
Garden Folly, Charleston, SC
When a local family came to us looking for a treehouse for their son in downtown Charleston, we sat down with him and a box of crayons to develop an idea that the entire family could enjoy. Using totally recycled materials we constructed a floating platform suspended with tugboat ropes and adorned with fabric to create a tent-like feeling. At the end of the day, the hanging folly serves as an intimate setting for outdoor entertaining.
Equestrian Pavilion, Hollywood, SC
Based on the design, budget and construction package, Building Art and Fountain Timberworks were selected to build a 2000 ft. heavy timber (post and beam) pavilion and two twin outbuildings. The twin outbuildings would house bathroom facilities, pool changing rooms and meeting space at Stono Ferry. The year-long bid process culminated in more than 250 families casting a ballot to move forward and fund the project.
Wooden Pavilion, Hunt Valley, MD
As part of a multi-million dollar renovation project, we worked hand-in-hand with the Galli’s architect Peter Ratcliffe. Expanding on the architect's conceptual ideas of a walkway, half-round porch and octagonal pool pavilion, we created a full set of detailed plans, hand-cut and chiseled the timber-framing and then erected the structures.
“I was very impressed and excited to see the project come together. It’s out of a storybook. I would be happy to have you involved in another project and will promote what you offer to other builders and architects.”
Peter Ratcliffe, AIA
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Iron Chandelier, Kiawah, SC
Frustrated by the lack of retail options for a chandelier to adorn a three-storey stairwell, architect Chris Rose turned to us for ideas. Our ornamental metal work artisans designed and hand-forged a masterpiece of three chandeliers – one on each floor level – hanging from a single one-of-a-kind chain. The work was so loved by its owner that it became the centerpiece of their Christmas card.
Garden Retreat, Lake City, SC
When horticulturist Jenks Farmer decided to forego another sculpture in the Moore Botanical Gardens in Lake City, SC, he called on us to create a new kind of focal point. The concept was to craft a small sanctuary on the edge of a spring-fed lake where the world would come to a stop. Inspired by English barns, the 300 ft2 heavy-timber structure is protected under an immense thatch roof built using centuries-old techniques. Its 10-foot walls – made with white oak wattles – pivot open to invite the garden inside. See more of the Spring House in Southern Living and Garden and Gun magazines.
Church Doors, Birmingham, AL
At the commencement of a church renovation project, we worked with the builder and a couple who wanted to memorialize the death of their young son. Their son had served as a church acolyte. The end result was the creation of two magnificent doors leading to the acolytes’ closet. These eight-foot, six-panel, quarter-sawn, red oak doors also featured a hand-carved inscription and forged working hinges and hardware. The project was a true collaboration of four different artisans.