Murray Construction Company of Wilmington, NC has been selected to build The Period Homes Show House, Chadsworth Cottage, on Figure Eight Island, near Wilmington, NC.
The Period Homes Show House, Chadsworth Cottage, is devised to demonstrate that it is possible to build a traditional home, staying true to classical architecture, using readily available products. For this classical Southern home, the design has been kept simple and straightforward; the goal of simplicity reflects the desired economy as well as the character of North Carolinian architecture.
We selected Murray Construction Company for several reasons says Jeffrey L. Davis, Founder and Principal Designer of Chadsworths 1.800.COLUMNS and a major sponsor of the Show House, the companys longevity, their history and experience of building on Figure Eight Island, and their willingness to work as a partner in the Show House. We know that Murray Construction will maintain the desired quality and integrity of the project, says Davis.
Because the Cottage will be built on the ocean, special measures must be taken. The Cottage will be built on timber pilings and different methods for building will be required. Materials that will stand up to the elements must be selected. The landscaping and plant materials chosen must be able to withstand the salt, wind, and intense sun. These are just a few of the problems that need to be solved prior to starting the project.
Readers of Period Homes Magazine will be involved in the project from start to finish. There will be articles in the magazine as the house progresses, and readers will be able to contact the Period Homes website with questions and comments. It is going to be an interesting project, one where we will learn together, and have fun in the process.
When completed, the Period Homes Show House will be open to the public to benefit the St. Johns Museum and other local charities.