This is a home I always stop to notice when I pass it on one of my runs along Grove Street, aptly named “Hampton House” since it’s a short walk from Hampton Park. It caught my attention because it’s a bit of a neighborhood rebel; it’s striking architectural presence sticks out like a hip urban sore thumb. It is almost museum-esque & looks nothing like most of the other homes on this street (or on the peninsula, for that matter), and I mean that in the best way. However, occasionally you’ll be reminded that this is indeed a Lowcountry home by something inside- a giant oak tree peeking in from the bathroom window or a vase of hydrangea here and there.
After seeing photos of the interior I am even more fascinated by the Hampton House, which is a founding sponsor of the Redux Contemporary Art Center's "Home is Art" community outreach program. Students from the local James Simons School were awarded scholarships to attend design sessions at Redux that exposed budding architects to the works of Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, and more. I now appreciate this home even more, so let’s have a look inside, shall we?
A few quick facts about the home:
Year built: 2017
Location: Near Hampton Park on Grove Street
Who lives here? A design couple from New York and Los Angeles
What is your Favorite feature of your house?
The architecture and design input from the local creative community.
What would you change about it, if anything?
Not a thing!
Tell us about the design- did you have help from a designer or how did that all happen?
The architect (Kevan Hoertdoefer) was given a blank canvas to create anything he wanted. The addition of design installations by local artists enhances Kevan's overall design concepts.
What are some must haves that help make your space functional while also being such a design lovers dream?
Light, space, openness, livability and art.
Share some of the sources you used to decorate- i.e. stores, websites, artists you love . Architect / Kevan Hoertdoerpher . Floating stairs art / Tess Thomas. Metal designs / Eric Doran. Woodwork designs / Spiro Skartsiounis. Inspirations: Poet: Charles Bukowski's "All the way". Artist: Richard Diebenkorn's "116 Ocean Park". Music: Air's "La Femme d'Argent". Design: Frank Gehry and John Lautner
Isn’t this home a stunner!? The inside is indeed a masterpiece, but the outside spaces are their own well thought out pieces of art.
A spcial thank you to Chauncey Clark, the home’s listing agent, for helping me get a peek inside this fabulous work of art! You can learn more about Hampton House and see the listing here. However, if you wind up buying this peninsular palace, I would really love to be invited over for dinner & an in-person tour!