From the Portfolio: South Carolina Lake House
This special family home is one of the few homes located on what is the largest freshwater lake in the Southeast. Because the lake is owned by the Core of Engineers, construction of homes along the shoreline is limited. This family was fortunate to have owned the land on this part of the lake for many years and thus were able to build on one of the best parts of the lake.
This stone and shake house with its copper raised seam roof, flush gables, and shed dormers, is charming in detail and belies its true size. The entrance hall has a low. flat ceiling with hand-hewn timbers and shiplap boards giving it a textured casual feel.
Immediately beyond is the vaulted great room with its magnificent view of the lake, particularly at sunset. All the principal rooms on the main level are arranged to have views of the lake or access to a covered porch.
A separate guest house provides private quarters for family and friends and is connected to the main house by a covered walkway. The stone fireplace on the rear porch is a favorite place to sit and visit as night falls.
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