This 7,600 sq. ft. adaptation of historic #2 Meeting Street in Charleston, SC was focused on retaining and capitalizing upon the charm and elegance of the Queen Anne Victorian home. The goal of this project is to blend the unique style from the original home built in 1892 while utilizing today’s modern materials and technologies.
Unique architectural features include 3,300 sq. ft., two level 16′ deep porches that wrap around three sides of the home to capture lake views and fall foliage, 10″x20″ pitch faced granite veneer foundation, a wrought iron fence enclosed courtyard, 12′ main floor ceilings, conservatory, mahogany flooring, a round wine cellar with a capacity of 2,000 bottles, 8 person theater, fully equipped gym, saltwater aquarium, gourmet kitchen with engineered quartz countertops, and 6 bedroom suites each with their own unique style. The two-sided fireplace on the main level of the home maintains a historic look with an automated disappearing mirror over the mantel that reveals a flat screen TV for the family room.
Modern materials and technological features utilized were pre-engineered flooring, roof systems, fiber cement siding, cellular PVC trim, fascia, frieze, porch ceilings, balustrades and railing, gound loop geo-thermal HVAC system, tankless water heaters, central vacuum system, open cell foam insulation, extruded aluminum Low E4 windows, tongue and groove composite porch flooring, custom fiberglass columns, smart house computer sound and lighting controls, and low voltage exterior lighting.
The Doster Residence won the Silver Honor for “Classical Design” in the Dream Home Awards 2010.