460’ feet of Lake Keowee shoreline on a gently sloping .9 acre point affords privacy from both street & lake. Views TO the house & FROM the house are equally impressive. A striking circle design is the signature element of the home. Incorporated in the courtyard gate, it is echoed by the gentle curve over the portico and again with considerate impact in the GR picture window. Strategically repeated throughout the house, the circle defines this home as where the family circle draws in generations & friends to enjoy each other. Best described as well planned and executed; the home caters to comfort, entertainment and casual elegance. All guest accommodations are suites and located in a separate wing of the home accessed via a dedicated staircase. The owners wing on the opposite side of the house is a lavish combination of privacy, convenience and detail. Well away from the guest wing, the master suite is a haven for owners featuring a fireplace, sitting area, spa inspired bathroom and generous walk in closet that would satisfy a movie star! A private deck faces west for enjoying sunsets & relaxing in the hot tub. No rooms above the master, a calculated decision. An outstanding office is situated at the top of the stairs outside the master & offers lake views, sliding full height windows & a powder room across the hall.
Drive into the secluded courtyard where you will find a three car garage, plenty of parking and space to turn around. Entering the front door, pillars frame the Great Room and set the stage for this special home. Soaring ceiling, wood beams and grand windows work together to create a statement of quality. A fabulous built in bar is conveniently situated to serve guests drinks in the Great Room as well as the large screened in porch. Two sets of French Doors open to the porch: one from the GR and one from the hall. The combination suits large gatherings with feeling crowded. A blend of fieldstone, slate and limestone, the double-sided fireplace is enjoyed from the Great Room while gathering prior to dinner as well as during dinner from the Dining Room. Dining together at Thanksgiving is not an issue, comfortably seating 12-18. Doors lead to an open deck overlooking the lake, perfect for before or after dinner.
The Vineyards club chef relishes being engaged for in home catering. With a spacious kitchen, superb work spaces (including TWO islands) and side entry access from the courtyard, he and his staff enjoy the freedom to create a sensational dining experience. Sub Zero appliances, oversized pantry, pot filler, copper color back splash and other elements combine to define this as a true gourmet’s kitchen.
The entire lake level is dedicated to entertaining guests; both indoors and out. A large family room, with huge lake view windows, encompasses the exquisite cherry bar, stone fireplace and billiards table. Adjacent to that is the theater with 110’ screen and tiered seating of 8 individual leather chairs each with their own ottoman. An incredible fully equipped gym conveys as well.
The bar boasts a granite surface, subzero 240 bottle wine cooler, dishwasher, microwave, & fridge. Looking into the bar from the Family Room note how the soffit curves to follow the radius of the bar, another notable design detail.
The stone patio features stone arches & lake views. Wander through the pachysandra down stone steps to a lakeside patio & covered dock. Notable features: Underwater stabilization was installed to minimize potential wave impact. The wide sundeck faces golf and mountain ridges. The home is built on a native fieldstone base. The roof is 50-year manufactured slate. The front door is solid mahogany. Lutron lighting system (interior and exterior) enables one touch settings. Power out? No problem, a whole house generator ensures the party will go on. A Morgan Keefe Builders & Neil Prince Architects collaboration of architectural highlights, attention of detail and incredible quality.