CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY OPENS NEW OFFICE

The Sun City and Okatie branch of Century 21 Diamond Realty celebrated a grand opening in January. The new location features closed-circuit televisions, a conference room, coffee bar, large training center, private cubicles and a welcoming reception area. The new branch will also include offices for Washburn Law and Southern Trust Mortgage to help clients seeking legal advice or mortgage information. The branch will be open seven days a week.

LOCAL ARCHITECT PUTS ENVIRONMENT FIRST

When Elaine Gallagher Adams designed her home in Bluffton two years ago, the award-winning architect and sustainability expert set out to “walk my talk.”  She wanted to incorporate as many eco-friendly features as possible in her 1,721-square-foot home in Old Town Bluffton.

“My house generates more energy than it uses,” she said. “Global sustainability is a big, fat, hairy challenge and there are a lot of us working on this problem — including myself.”

2019 LOWCOUNTRY HOME & GARDEN SHOW OFFERS A WEALTH OF IDEAS

Looking to upgrade up your home or complete some lingering projects? Attend the Lowcountry Home & Garden Show on March 29-31 and meet area experts in home design and renovation, discover the latest developments in green home products and get inspired by locally sourced, creative ideas.

Come springtime, most of us are eager to throw open the windows, spruce up our homes and lawns and clean out the closets. It’s a good time to give your house, inside and out, a good once-over.

As the weather begins to turn warmer, take the time to visually inspect your property, taking in the natural scapes to hardscapes. Think spring planting, outdoor entertaining and casual outdoor living.

AFTER MAJOR AWARD, CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR THE GREENERY’S HUNDREDS OF OWNERS.

It’s just two words, right there in The Greenery’s logo, but it’s easy to overlook: Employee-owned. To most people, those two words might not mean much. But for 11 years, it’s meant unprecedented growth for the iconic landscaping firm, extending its reach far beyond Hilton Head Island, where it started in 1973.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY WELCOMES TWO

Susie Castellini and Andrew Pietz have joined Berkshire Hathaway as real estate professionals. Castellini is originally from the Cincinnati area and has a degree in sociology from Xavier University.

CAREFUL PLANNING LETS HOMEOWNERS STAY AT HOME LONGER

When Warren and Elizabeth Karn designed their new home in Bluffton in 2016, they knew they wanted it to be the last home they ever lived in. For almost a decade, while they worked hard at their fast-paced jobs in Chicago, they dreamed of retiring to the Lowcountry and building their dream home on the lot they had purchased in a private community. When that day finally came, they needed a house that would suit them into their golden years.

50 NEW HOMES COMING TO OLD TOWN BLUFFTON

The Walk at Bluffton Square, a new neighborhood in Old Town Bluffton, has been approved by the Bluffton Development Review Committee. Three lots at the corner of Burnt Church Road and May River Road will include 50 single-family homes with two-car garages. The Pulte Homes project is expected to be complete this summer, with home prices ranging from $300,000 to $400,000.

Benjamin Moore pick for the 2019 color of the year is a cool gray called Metropolitan AF-690. The company describes it as “a stylish gray with cool undertones that reflects the modern sophistication of 21st-century design.” 

Brantley King is a very good listener — and businesswoman.

As co-owner with Michael King of the iconic Billy Wood Appliance, a retail institution on Hilton Head Island since 1972, she had been hearing the suggestions from developers, contractors, designers and homeowners to expand into Bluffton.