Mount Pleasant Magazine Jan/Feb 2022

163 www. VOICE forRea l Es tate. com | www. TopTenHomesSo l d. com | www.MountPl easantAgent s . com Although they knew that their new home would need a few interior touchups, it came as a complete surprise when they discovered the extensive damage to the home. According to Jeremy Willis, project manager at Lowcountry Contractors, the bones of the house are in good shape. However, there was significant water damage throughout the house. The stucco covering the exterior of the house also had to be replaced, and none of the windows were strong enough to protect against South Carolina’s intense coastal weather. But the biggest issue, however, was what Lowcountry Contractors found within the walls of the home: termites. Jeremy Blackstock, the owner of Lowcountry Contractors, said that, “We work on termite-damaged homes all the time. It’s very common for the area.” Lowcountry Contractors works with entomologists to study and perfect methods of eradicating and repairing termite damage to ensure their clients have the highest quality service. For several months now, Lowcountry Contractors has been hard at work simultaneously correcting the structural damage and creating a new, modern interior while still preserving the charm of the original design. Interior designer Katherine Brickell has been working with the Lehmans to refurbish their home within budget. According to Blackstock, “the home hadn’t been updated since it was originally built, but the Lehmans are doing some really nice upgrades to the property. I think it’s going to be one of the most beautiful homes on the Isle of Palms once it’s complete.” Halfway through the renovation, the Lehman’s vision is starting to come to life. Modern gold light fixtures and bright white walls and counters refresh the original layout, making it both functional and stylish. Most of the old flooring is now gone, waiting to be replaced with all-new “When you’re raising four teenagers, you learn a thing or two about teamwork.” Mark Mitchell 843.847.7980 Lisa Mitchell 843.864.4601 feature