Low country look in Milton

When Randy and Casey Schiltz entertain, they pile up used dishes and glasses in their “dirty kitchen.” Then they close the door to the oversized pantry, which has a sink, second dishwasher and storage, so they can focus on guests.

“You can put everything back there and you can shut it off. While you’re entertaining, you don’t have to look at it,” she said.

The couple didn’t have to spend much time brainstorming the design for their Milton home. It’s the same style and layout that Randy, a builder, and Casey, a real estate agent, previously built in Vickery, a community in Cumming. They lived there for two years, until a buyer knocked on their door and asked if they wanted to sell. They did, and found a lot in Milton for their next home.

“Really and truly, it’s the exact same floor plan,” Casey said. “We’re very much an entertaining family. It is laid out perfectly for us. We don’t have a formal dining room. Every single inch is used.”


Residents: Randy and Casey Schiltz, children Caroline, Emma Catherine and Meredith, and their dog, Charlie, a chocolate lab. Randy is a builder with t-Olive Properties and Casey is a real estate agent with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

Location: Milton

Size: 4,750 square feet, five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths

Year built/bought: 2015

Architectural style: Modern low country

Favorite architectural elements: Exposed beams, reclaimed pallet wood ceiling, metal roof

Project consultants: t-Olive Properties, The Village Studio/Al Causey, Ferguson Enterprises, Tilecraft, Keystone Millworks, Howe Roofs, Neptune Pools, Stephani Keegan Designs

Interior design style: Low country

Favorite interior design elements: One of Casey’s favorites is the brick backsplash with grout in the kitchen. The brick wall was inspired by the old homes she and Randy saw when attending college in Charleston.

Favorite kid-friendly decor item: Slipcovered couches from Pottery Barn. “We wanted to create a family atmosphere that allowed my kids to be kids and for me not to get stressed out,” Casey said. “You can take these off and bleach them and put them back on.”

Favorite outdoor feature: The swings on the top porch. “We entertain a lot at our home. I love to hear all the kids playing upstairs on the swings,” Casey said.

Resources: Furniture and lighting from RH, Pottery Barn, Zentique, World Market, HomeGoods and Low Country Originals; Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances; Bevolo gas lanterns; rugs from Ballard Designs, West Elm and Ikea; bedding from PB Teen.

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