Postcard from Paris Partners with Furman University to Design Southern Living Showcase Home
(Greenville, SC: June 9, 2008) Postcard from Paris is a key partner in a unique design project on the Furman University campus that incorporates and promotes the very best in green building practices.
The Cliffs Cottage at Furman, a Southern Living Showcase Home, is a model of environmentally responsible design, sustainable building techniques and materials, and energy-saving systems. From the bamboo flooring to the solar panels in the roof, the 3,400-square-foot residential home has all the latest technological innovations in sustainable living.
As the interior design firm for the showcase home, Postcard from Paris defined the home’s interior specifications as well as selected, procured, and installed furnishings, artwork, window treatments, and accessories for the project.
“Our firm has been honored to be a part of this extraordinary initiative led by Furman University and Southern Living,” notes Linda McDougald of Postcard from Paris. “Designing responsibly, with an understanding of how your work impacts the natural environment, enhances a lifestyle in very exciting ways. Selection of materials and furnishings, effective use of natural light, implementation of lighting and energy controls – these are simple elements to address and they can have such a positive influence on the home equally as much as on the environment.”
The commitment to sustainability doesn’t end with the house itself. The same environmentally sound concepts were applied to the landscaping, organic and formal gardens, rainwater collection systems and even the driveway and walkways surrounding the home. It is expected to be among the first residential facilities in the nation to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
The principal partners in the Southern Living Showcase Home project are Furman, Southern Living, The Cliffs Communities, Duke Energy, and Bank of America.
The Cliffs Cottage opens for public tours on Saturday, June 14 and will remain open for one year. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (62+), and $5 for children (6-11). Children five-and-under admitted free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The tour hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), Thursdays (9 a.m.-7 p.m.), Saturdays (9 a.m.- 4:30 pm) and Sundays (10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.). The home will be closed on Mondays.
For more information, visit the Cliffs Cottage Web site at furmancliffscottage.com or call 864-294-2185.