Architectural Design Firm - kuo/diedrich
The Club's management team and Executive Committee evaluated presentations from multiple architectural design firms and unanimously selected Kuo Diedrich. Kuo Diedrich is an Atlanta-based international design firm specializing in golf clubhouse design, recreation and golf club architecture. Their creative philosophy begins with open lines of communication and incorporates the latest trends including sustainable design.
The firm's international experience, rigorous process and commitment to beginning-to-end personal service made them the firm of choice.
Kuo Diedrich has successfully completed many highly-esteemed projects, including the recent clubhouse renovation at Oakmont Country Club, host of the 2016 US Open.
Landscape Architect - Mary Palmer Dargan
Lake Toxaway Country Club has engaged landscape architect, Mary Palmer Dargan to develop a landscape design for the exterior areas surrounding the new clubhouse facility.
Ms. Dargan has 35 years of practice in designing landscapes for private clients in exclusive places from the coast of California to the low country of the Carolinas. Her mantra is "form follows function, then beautify". Dargan's Gardens has appeared in hundreds of style magazines, in over 40 books, and has appeared regularly on television shows such as Ground Breakers on HGTV. Numerous awards include those from The Garden Club of America and American Society of Landscape Architects.
Her professional training includes an early botany degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University.
Mary Palmer and her landscape architect husband, Hugh, have practiced in Western North Carolina for 22 years. They live at Highcote, at High Hampton in Cashiers, North Carolina, and also own a farm in South Carolina. They have had offices in Charleston, SC (1979-1991) and Buckhead, Atlanta, GA (1989-2016); their office is currently located in Cashiers, NC. Their award-winning landscape design books are available at their seasonal shop Dovecote Porch & Gardens in Cashiers, NC.
Ms. Dargan has been commissioned to provide Lake Toxaway Country Club with a landscape design to include all plant recommendations and placements. The Lake Toxaway Country Club's golf course maintenance team will then be charged with executing the design.
For more information on Mary Palmer Dargan, please click here to visit her website.
Interior Designer - Traci Rhoads
The Club has engaged award-winning Traci Rhoads Interiors (TRI) to provide interior design services for the clubhouse renovation project. Traci and her team are responsible for design conceptualization, planning, project management and procurement services. TRI is an Atlanta-based firm, and has been recognized as 2016's "Best Interior Designer" by Jezebel Magazine for the third year in a row, "Best in Design" by Interiors Magazine and has also received multiple nominations for "Southeast Designer of the Year" from the Atlanta Interior Design Community.
TRI has worked on several high-profile projects for prestigious clubs including Dallas Country Club, The Atlanta Athletic Club, Golf Club of Georgia and Horseshoe Bend Country Club.
Recently, Traci provided a few comments that outline her team's vision for the interior of the new clubhouse facility.
"Lake Toxaway Country Club’s beautiful mountain and lake views took our breath away upon first sight. We knew from the start that our design selections needed to complement and feel like they “belong”- not distract from the amazing views. Also, our design needed to set Lake Toxaway Country Club apart from any of the other surrounding properties, and create a memorable and unique experience for members and their guests." Concepts for the Lake Toxaway Clubhouse interior will include:
* Rich, warm woods with light distressing for the furniture
* Lightening up the overall feel of the interiors, while at the same time, keeping the warmth in the ceiling beams, fabrics, soft leathers and area rugs
* Dark Bronze decorative light fixtures with clean lines and reflective materials to keep views uninterrupted
* Timeless furniture styles and an eclectic mix of sophisticated materials and finishes
* Rustic, yet refined
* Decorative nail trims
* Distressed Hickory Wood floors throughout the Entry, Hallways, and Bar Lounge/Grill Room
* Gas Lanterns at the Bar Lounge
* Paneled Bar front with leather inserts