Friday, September 7, 2012

The Fairview

The Fairview is a new pre-designed plan in the Southgate collection. It actually began several years ago as a "napkin sketch" study for an infill lot on one of the finest streets of old homes in the upstate. The exterior is brick, with cast stone watertables at the base and to delineate between levels. Detailing is restrained, but handsome. The house is perfect for the sort of neighborhood it was originally conceived for, but would also be right at home in a newer subdivision.

 Cast stone details are used sparingly, giving the house a timeless quality that doesn't rely on faddish architectural gimmicks. Gables can be either cast stone panels or stucco scored to look like limestone. 

The main floor encompasses just over 2100 square feet and features both formal and informal living and dining spaces along with a comfortable study and a spacious kitchen. Large arches open the floor plan, allowing light to cross throughout and insuring perfect flow for entertaining.

The second floor offers 1800 square feet of private space. Three family bedrooms are located at the front of the house, two have private baths and walk-in closets, while the third accesses a hall bath. The master suite, at the rear of the house, overlooks the courtyard below, and features a stunning bathroom with groin vaulted ceiling and to-die-for walk in closet.

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  1. I love it, especially the 2 full baths upstairs. Great for a family. When living in 2 story homes, I've always wanted a laundry room upstairs as well as downstairs for the linens. So that's the only modification I would make if it were my home. Beautiful home. Great design for privacy upstairs for the adults and the downstairs would be great for entertaining. Oh, and a courtyard to landscape. Fantastic!

  2. Great suggestion Jennifer...and one we hear a lot more often lately. Even if people don't request two completely separate laundry rooms, they'll often find a spot to tuck a second stackable unit.