Dan and Emily Clark are the husband and wife duo behind Clark of Clark & Co. Homes. Established in 2011, this design/build firm brings a unique aesthetic to traditional custom home building in the Boise, Idaho area through their highly functional floor plans and creative design solutions. Captured by Ampersand Studios and Doug Petersen Photography, this gracious Lowcountry abode showcases Dan and Emily’s particular take on building warmth and character into new home construction.
From Emily Clark of Clark & Co. Homes… This home was inspired by a trip Dan and I took to Charleston, South Carolina in the fall of 2019. I fell in love with the architecture, the colors, the seaside breezes, and knew I wanted to incorporate a coastal, Lowcountry style into our next home. Even the name of this home, the Charleston Coastal, was influenced by our trip.
Soft gray-blues, crisp whites, and rich warm wood tones make up the color palette which I grounded with touches of black in the lighting and accessories to keep it from being too sweet. I couldn’t resist incorporating a checkerboard tile floor into the house; it’s a classic finish I kept seeing in Charleston, but I softened it a bit by using a warm gray tile instead of the traditional black and white.
Dan and I have been noticing that multigenerational house plans are becoming more and more desirable. With that in mind, we specifically designed this home to have a second master suite/mother-in-law flex space that has its own garage entrance, bathroom, mini laundry room, and kitchenette. In this three-bedroom home, all of the bedrooms are separate from each other, which gives a feeling of privacy from room to room.
This floor plan really achieves that hard-to-find balance of open, connected living with the need for out-of-sight workspaces. Because the kitchen and living area are one spacious room, I put extra focus on the butler’s pantry to be highly functional and contained so that any messes stay out of sight. Nestled between the living area and the kitchen, the Zoom room (as I like to call it) is an effective home office, filled to the brim with style and storage. It doesn’t take up too much space in the home, has loads of drawers and shelves, and can be closed off as needed with French pocket doors.
One of my goals for this home was to allow for as much natural light as possible in every room. Generously sized windows were used in the main living spaces and bedrooms. Interior transom windows were installed above nearly every door, letting natural light into traditionally dark and enclosed areas, like bathrooms and closets. I’ve found I don’t really have to turn on the lights for most of the day in this home, there’s so much soft pretty light coming in.
I get questions from all over the country about the Charleston Coastal, and so my team put together design downloads, digital copies of our floor plans and design specifications, for purchase. We also have a virtual tour of this home available for anyone to view.
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