Norton Commons House 12 – South of Broad


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South of Broad
Michael O’Dea
Michael O’Dea Builder

Interior Designer:
Marsha O’Dea
Century Entertainment & Furnishings

2,900 square feet
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms

Home Highlights:
1. Distinctive antebellum architecture

2. LEED registered: utilizes the best of 21st century building science with home comfort, energy efficiency and sustainability top-of-mind

3. Geothermal HVAC system, net metering solar PV array and solar powered ventilating skylight contribute to lower cost of ownership now, and into the future

4. Luxurious owners’ bath with ofuro soaking tub, solar powered ventilating skylight and large curbless shower

5. Smart home and audio/visual technology with Control4 system

6. Attractive outdoor living spaces, including arbor covered courtyard with fireplace

7. Contemporary turn on a formal landscape with raised bed gardens

8. Flexible and expandable floor plan with open, multi-use third level suite and lower level primed to be finished

Nostalgic southern elegance marries energy efficiency and modern, smart home technologies to create the perfect match of classic architecture and innovative thinking in Michael O’Dea’s traditional 2.5-story home. South of Broad makes the most of every inch and every dollar. LEED registered, it takes advantage of a geothermal HVAC system and solar power to provide a comfortable, healthy indoor environment that saves money on utility costs. Beautiful inside and out, O’Dea’s four-bedroom home showcases a contemporary turn on formal landscaping with raised bed gardens and an arbor covered courtyard with a fireplace.

Reminiscent of a historic Charleston, South Carolina Single House, deep green Hardie board and black shutters offer a head-turning contrast to the front exterior, while a second floor covered porch and traditional architectural accents encourages friends to venture within the front entry door to the receiving porch, a unique and private introduction to South of Broad. Once inside, a formal foyer introduces them to a spacious drawing room where a gorgeous hearth beckons them to gather and enjoy the home’s intentional design for entertaining in two distinct first floor spaces. A gorgeous dining room is highlighted by numerous windows to allow the family to enjoy views of the outdoor landscaping and entertainment areas while sharing a meal together or prepping for dinner in the spacious kitchen. Guests entering through the backdoor will appreciate the arbored outdoor space that includes a fireplace for gathering and a breezeway entrance from the detached garage for coming and going.

Upstairs, a private and serene owners’ suite offers access to the second level porch overlooking the park. A large walk-in closet and master bath with ofuro soaking tub, solar ventilating skylight and large curbless shower create a relaxing place for homeowners to start and end the day. Two additional bedrooms, a bath and laundry are featured on the second floor. Further up the stairs, a third level space includes a fourth bedroom and loft, ideal for an office or family gathering area. The unfinished lower level of South of Broad offers the potential for a future bedroom, bath and large entertainment room.

South of Broad is as much brains as it is beauty, with a smart home Control4 system that offers homeowners the benefits of conveniently managing and monitoring their home from their smart phones while they’re lying either in bed or on the beach somewhere far away, once again emphasizing the unique blend of historic architecture and modern technologies. It’s also outfitted with an energy efficient operating package that enables homeowners to take advantage of a first year energy tax credit equal to 30 percent of the system’s installed cost. So, they can rest at ease knowing their home is sustainably and efficiently designed as they enjoy and share the many charms of South of Broad with friends and family.

A/V & Smart Home Technology, Appliances: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Ceramic/Tile: Robin Straub, CCTS, ASID Allied, Louisville Tile
Countertops: Henry Berroa, Trademark Universal Stone
Electrical, Solar PV: Scott Fletcher, Electrical Solutions
Financing: River City Bank, Logan Raley
Floor: Natalie Goodin, The Flooring Gallery
Furnishings: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Interior Finishes: Sherwin Williams
Interior Lighting: Tresco Lighting, Rev A Shelf, Brechers’ Lighting
Interior Trim: material from K-I Lumber and Building Materials, workmanship by Charlie Payton and crew
Kitchen Cabinetry: Karen Stewart, CKD, CBD, Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Landscaping Design: Ken O’Dea Jr. PLACE Workshop, Searcy Sod Inc.
Painter: Michael Heitlauf and crew, The Heitlauf Corp.
Realtor: Norton Commons Realty
Roofer: Danny Benson, Daniels Roofing
Theater & Smart Home: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Windows: Jeld-Wen, through K-I Lumber & Building Materials
Window treatments: Frankie Epperson, Draped In Style
Porch Floor: KOMA Plantation Flooring
Foundation waterproofing + insulation: Mar-Flex and Seal-Tight Waterproofing
LEED and energy rater: Chris Zitelli, ECOS Materials and Services
Heating and Air: Allgeier Air
Plumbing: Jeff Carlisle with Dauenhauer Plumbing and Plumbers Supply