The Cliffs Cottage at Furman

Location: Furman University, Greenville, SC

Postcard from Paris was selected by Southern Living as the interior design firm for The Cliffs Cottage at Furman University. The Cliffs Cottage, Southern Living magazine’s first sustainable Showcase Home, was built to Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design (LEED) certification standards and is a model of environmentally responsible design, building techniques and materials, and energy-saving systems.  The home opened to the public in June 2008 and was re-purposed after one year to serve as Furman’s Center for Sustainable Learning.

Architect: Johnston Design Group   |   Builder: Triangle Construction   |   Landscape Architect: Innocenti & Webel

Materials of Note:
Bamboo Fabric and Flooring; Reclaimed Walnut; Lyptus Cabinetry; Recycled Glass Tile; Natural Stone Wall & Floor Tiles; Local Stone; Life Pine Roof; Concrete Countertop; 3-Form Counter and Cabinet Panels; RealstoneRadiant Heat Flooring; Eco-Spec Paint



Tags: architecture, residential, The Cliffs Cottage

Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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