One Vendue Range: Charleston, SC
“We liked Kiawah because of the golf and the beach, but this location is fantastic. We can walk to all our favorite restaurants and the different art galleries,” Dave said.
One Vendue Range was the brainchild of Charleston resident Wally Seinsheimer, owner of Dolphin Architects & Builders, and Harry Frampton and Ross Bowker of East West Partners of Beaver Creek, Colo. Designed by architect Chris Schmitt of Schmitt Sampson Walker, One Vendue Range features four primarily brick buildings with coast stone and stucco accents, two private garden verandas and a public art gallery displaying the works of regional and local artists. One Vendue Range combines historical charm with 21st century conveniences, while respecting and enhancing the entire Waterfront Park area.
Dave’s career as a General Electric executive gave the Wallaces the opportunity to live and travel all over the world, and they have acquired an extensive collection of rare artwork and exceptional antiques now displayed prominently throughout their 3,400-square-foot condominium.
The spacious entrance foyer, with soaring 11-foot ceilings, is home to a circa 17th century Japanese screen titled “Tales of Genji,” along with an 1815 classical sofa originally handcrafted in Baltimore.
“Laura and I decided to use a neutral background to emphasize and highlight these spectacular antiques,” said Judy Bowers, owner of Judy Bowers Interiors LLC.
The same Lee Jofa silk is found in the dining room, providing a pleasing sense of continuity.
“We didn’t want color or fabric to overwhelm the spectacular view. The approach was to keep it simple,” Bowers commented.
The study is a work of art. All the interior trim, along with the walls, beamed ceiling, windows and French doors, are clad in knotty pine, painstakingly distressed, giving it an antiqued look and feel. Another antique Japanese screen, circa 1680, hangs over the leather sofa. Titled “Castles on the Tokaido Road,” it is believed to have had great military significance to the Japanese warlords of this period. French doors lead to a spacious private balcony, where Laura and Dave relax and enjoy panoramic views of Waterfront Park and the Charleston Harbor, including Fort Sumter and the USS Yorktown.
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