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Seamon Whiteside + Associates’ High Res Studio designs spaces for the 2010 Southern Living Showcase Home

The High Res Studio of Seamon Whiteside + Associates (SW + A) used their  landscape architectural and site design talents to create a visually striking yet low-maintenance outdoor space for the 2010 Southern Living Showcase Home. A LEED for Homes project, the design and construction team worked together to create luxurious indoor and outdoor space utilizing ‘green’ building practices.  In total 15 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits were intertwined to produce a green initiative throughout the formal and naturalistic garden designs.

Using good LEED design principals, SW + A incorporated a number of green building systems into the home’s outdoor plan. By choosing native plants that take little maintenance such as Red Oak Maples and ‘Little Gem’ Magnolia trees, adding  a rain barrel and a compost, and integrating outdoor living space with the addition of an exterior living room and kitchen, High-Res Studio was able to create a unique, totally liveable space and add credits towards LEED certification.

To learn more about all 15 LEED credits used in the Showcase Home check out the Southern Living Showcase Home’s builder, Dillard-Jones’ blog.

The house is available for viewing on  weekends now through December 19th.  Hours include: Friday from 1-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m.

Photography provided by Vass Markets, Inc.

Joining Old with the New and Ordinary with the Extraordinary

Sometimes it’s nice just to get out of the office and catch your breath.  It’s amazing how we get caught up inside the office, never even venturing outside, except for the lonely stroll to the car to go home.

Last Friday morning High Res Studio changed the system.  We loaded up our entire landscape architecture department and set sail for the Augusta Road neighborhoods in Greenville, SC.  Our goal was to see what landscape combinations worked in the local high-end areas, what ‘old world’ details could be reincorporated into new construction and how does a great spring/fall palette look in the winter time.

What we found was that we need to get out of the office more!  New design ideas were created and we found a new sense of style when it comes to designing those intimate spaces we all love. Here are some of the photos:

Post written by Blake Sanders of the Greenville, SC SWA Branch

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