Featured Custom Home Project
This board-and-batten beauty sits on a lovely hill in the Saluda River Club neighborhood — a resort-style community nestled against the Saluda River in Lexington, SC.
Brick steps lead to a brick front porch with a cozy seating area. And a shed dormer overlooks the porch roof.
To the side of the home, parking and storage are in abundant supply with a double garage and golf cart bay/small boat bay to the side with carriage-style garage doors.
A concrete-covered back porch with brick trim, painted beadboard ceiling, and huge masonry outdoor fireplace is the place to be in this neighborhood. Add an outdoor flatscreen TV and turn on those gas logs in the winter and you've got the perfect vibe all year round in Carolina.
Indoor/outdoor living is a lot of fun with a creative setup like this. The windows ingeniously fold away from the dining area inside to reveal an outdoor bar. And with foldaway bar stools, you always have a seat but no clutter or tripping to worry about.
The glass doors slide into a hidden pocket leaving a wide open entrance so it's easy for guests to mingle inside and outside and bring the outdoors in.
A view from the inside in the dining room area with the indoor/outdoor bar window open reveals a glimpse of the wrap around back porch and retaining wall with landscaping in the backyard.
This living space is a Modern Craftsman paradise with gorgeous details like a shiplap fireplace wall, organic cabinet inserts in the door panels, floating shelves, and rustic hardwood floors.
A mortar-washed brick fireplace surround adds warmth and charm to this room and the extra high wainscoting in the dining room with vertical shiplap is a whimsical play on the shiplap-themed fireplace in the living area.
From the sink, it's easy to keep an eye on the formal dining room, the living area, and the outdoor entertaining space.
Stainless steel appliances and white shaker cabinets are must-haves. And above the gas range is a magnificent custom range hood that matches the other wood features in the space perfectly.
The kitchen island is dressed to the hilt with an undermounted white farmer's sink, blue cabinetry, and a handy dishwasher. The chef and dishwashing helpers never have to miss out on all the action just because they are in the kitchen in this well-designed home.
The area on the left side of the oven is a stunning butler's pantry area with glass inserts in the cabinets that reach to the ceiling and ample storage for silver, linens, and the good china. Crystalware is meant to be seen. And the glass cabinet doors also allow family treasures to be safely displayed with no fear of dust.
This baby blue island with matching stools steals the show in glorious contrast to the white cabinets elsewhere in the kitchen. This kitchen island will definitely be the life of the party.
There's room for a formal or casual dining room table under the chandelier near the window. And this area can be dressed up or down depending on your lifestyle preferences and furniture choices.
This primary bathroom has countertops to spare and a vanity area giving plenty of natural light to brighten the morning routine.
Large format black marbled tile and black doors contrast nicely with the white cabinets and walls for a stately look.
And the long, green subway tile provides a soothing and serene atmosphere to enjoy this luxury shower with dual shower heads.