Gaines Group Architects

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This elegant manor home features meticulous attention to detail, environmentally sensitive finishes, and luxury at every turn. Radiating the ambiance of a historic Southern estate, this home has all the latest technologies integrated into the design, without losing its historic charm. The brick exterior and low maintenance trim will limit those small tasks that fill your weekends, while providing a home that will last for generations. The ample exterior gathering spaces provide plenty of room to get away and enjoy the vistas or to gather with friends and family. The large windows open up the views to allow for connection to nature and for you to enjoy views of your gardens.

Upon entering the double-height foyer, the grand staircase greets you and your eyes are drawn up the light-filled space.  The beautiful stair is highlighted by the unique and rare reclaimed wood floors, the antique flooring adding instant age and character to the heart of your home. The columned thresholds open up the formal living and dining room to the foyer.  The dining room privides a generous space to entertain guests, while the built in butler pantry allows for catered events to flow seamlessly. The living room gives another level of flexibility to this home for either formal visits or a place for a home office to allow mom and dad to reduce their commute time. The large kitchen has beautiful, locally constructed FSC certified cabinetry, a large walk-in pantry, and a generous island to give a place for homework to be done while dinner is being prepared. The large family room is open to the kitchen, providing a comfortable space for the family to gather and enjoy each others’ company around the fireplace and built-in entertainment center.

The unique staircase leads to a very efficient second floor, with three bedrooms and a large laundry room. The Jack and Jill bath between the bedrooms gives plenty of room for the kids to get ready in the morning, with separated spaces to reduce the chance that they will compete for the same space. The built-in storage in the laundry room gives another place to hide away any clutter and gives a generous folding surface for those delicate sweaters. The master suite provides the feel of a spa, with plenty of room to relax and get away. The luxurious master bath has all the amenities that any hard-working family could desire, from a large two person walk-in shower to a spa tub. The door out onto the second floor porch gives a private escape out to enjoy a morning coffee or to soak up the pages of your favorite novel.

Whether you’re hosting a formal soiree in the dining area, or enjoying a lazy Saturday with your family, this home will meet the needs of your family