On the top floors of an art deco inspired high-rise, this penthouse residence is a quiet refuge with a sophisticated Asian aesthetic. The client sought to create a place that embodied their life philosophy of simplicity and balance. The result was Heiwa (named for the Japanese word for ‘peace’), a place where the couple can surround themselves with the art they love and entertain close friends in an intimate and peaceful atmosphere.
The clients’ appreciation for the simplicity, balance, and restraint of Japanese architecture was a significant influence in the design, which uses a range of natural materials such as bamboo, granite, marble, and wood. Huge two story windows flood the space with light and offer breathtaking views of both the city and country side.
Photographer: Gary Knight + Associates; Marc Lamkin Photography
Interiors: Pulliam Morris Interiors
Builder: Harper Corporation Incorporated
Landscape Designer: Arbor Engineering
Published in Lofst & Condos and Dream Homes of the Carolinas. AIA/SC Robert Mills (Honor Award - 2007); AIA Greenville (Honor Award - 2003)