Six unique Myrtle Beach, SC, homes in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary will open their doors on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015, for the 15th Annual Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Spring Tour of Homes.
Tour hours are from 10am- 4pm. Tickets for the event are $40 in advance, $45 the day of the tour. A buffet luncheon at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club accompanies the tour. Tickets for the luncheon, served from 11:30am-3pm are $18 per person (for Tour ticketholders only.) Reservations are required and can be made through the Art Museum, call 843/238-2510.
Besides displaying lots of eye-popping design details – some of which are sure to provide inspiration for visitors’ own homes – the tour serves as the Art Museum’s major fundraiser. This year’s tour includes:
The Cline Home, 26 Center Drive, Briarcliffe
“Southern Elegance” sums up this contemporary home, in which despite some 6,000 square feet under roof, still manages to feel cozy and intimate. Maybe it’s the rich hues of the coffered ceilings, the dark-stained bamboo hardwood floors, the large collection of Lowcountry art or the comfy screened patio with massive stone fireplace — one of four in the home. Don’t miss the luxurious master bedroom and bath, tiled in gorgeous Travertine marble, and the temperature-controlled wine cellar — complete with wine-themed art.
The Nardslico Home, 7900 Beach Drive
It’s hard to believe that this spacious beachfront beauty was once a plain-Jane 1970s block-style house. While keeping its original footprint (five bedrooms, six baths and 3,800 square feet), the owners raised the roofline to dramatically change the interior space, adding Travertine tile floors and whitewashed ceiling planks to create a light and airy feeling. Closets were removed to become shower “rooms.” Note the custom cabinetry, made from both new and old wood; the staircase with dramatic octopus sculpture by local artist Robert Sadlemire; the hand-painted wall and ceiling murals; the huge upstairs rec room (with pool table), and the pool area at rear complete with spa, hammocks — and an ocean view that goes on forever.
The Pegram Home, 322 Wildwood Dunes Trail, The Dunes Club
This one-story ranch was extensively remodeled in 2014 to reflect its owners’ lifestyles; its approximately 5,500 square feet include a main house for an older couple and a separate suite for their adult daughter. Its eclectic style incorporates contemporary and traditional furnishings, antiques and family heirlooms. Animal prints on chairs and throw pillows echo a prized zebra-skin rug in the living room; Chinese sculptures, screens and wall panels recall the owners’ foreign travel. Don’t miss the antique Oriental rugs, including an authentic Persian Heris rug; the two Audubon prints and the Chinese silk panels in the dining room.
The Stewart Home, 36 Chapin Circle, The Dunes Club
The owners’ extensive collection of antiques seems right at home in this stately Colonial, built in 1987 but modeled on a historic house the couple happened to see — and fall on love with — while passing through Winnsboro, SC. Many of the pieces are not only historic but family heirlooms, including several exquisitely decorated secretary desks in near-immaculate condition, an authentic Persian rug in the dining room and a Japenese-made grandfather clock with mother-of-pearl inlays. But don’t miss such modern comforts as the dining room chandelier of Murano (Italy) glass; the stained-glass window in the master bathroom; the cozy dark-shuttered study and the inviting sunporch with its soothing woodsy view.
The Shane Home, 7846 San Marcello, Grande Dunes
La dolce vita! This elegant Italian Mediterranean has what it takes to indulge every mood, from its spacious interior — with 10 to 13-foot ceilings, four bedrooms and four baths in 4,500 heated square-feet — to the luxurious backyard pool area, with covered lanai, cookout cabana and outdoor shower. The state of the art kitchen includes its own wine pantry. And when it’s time to relax, head for the custom-built “theater room” with massive flat-screen TV.
The Serena Drive Home, 1563 Serena Drive, Grande Dunes
Soothing waters entice throughout this luxurious 4,500- square-feet Italian villa overlooking a shimmering golf-course water feature. Whether it’s the splashing tiered fountain in the driveway, the azure pool and spa beckoning beyond arched windows, the circular garden tub in the marbled master bath or the spacious pond views, this home whispers, “Water.” Rich woods abound in the tray ceilings, arched doors, exquisite cabinetry, detailed master closet and elaborate furnishings — the four-poster beds covered in brocades are fit for royalty! Be sure to take in the elegant chandeliers and lighting throughout, and note the extras in the second kitchen for outdoor dining, including a dishwasher and wine cooler.
Patron Sponsors are State Farm/Bobby Kelly, Agent; Supporting Sponsors are B. Graham Interiors, Babb Custom Homes, Living Beach and Swift Services Heating & Cooling; and Media Sponsors are EASY 105.9, Grand Strand Magazine, The Sun News and WBTW News 13.
Tickets are available by calling the Art Museum at 843/238-2510, and at locations around the Grand Strand.
Four Seasons Interiors, 7730 N. Kings Highway
Knotting Hill Interiors, 7753 N. Kings Highway
Studio 77, 5001 N. Kings Highway
Sunset River Market Place, 10283 Beach Dr.
Victoria’s Ragpatch, 10164 Beach Dr.
Bodega, 301 Main St.
Hucks & Washington Furniture, 1506 Main St.
North Myrtle Beach:
Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St.
Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea
For more information call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).