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Continental Divide House

in schematic design phase

This home was perfectly sited for wonderful southern views over the rolling hills of South Carolina, and northern and western views to Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Parkway of North Carolina.  


The issue: The existing architecture of the 1980’s builder-grade house failed to showcase the beauty that surrounded it and also discouraged natural light and flow through the space.


Client’s request: Maximize views to nature and open up the home.


Our solution: The addition of a soaring roof to the new entrance welcomes you into the home and brings in the light from the south. As you move into the main living area, the new floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the beautiful natural views encouraging you to step out to the expanded deck looking over the soft, rolling hills. The rooms on the upper level are reconfigured with a bank of windows inviting light and long views towards the north and west. In the master suite, a walk-in closet and office were added, in addition to an upgraded master bath complete with soaking tub overlooking the hills to the south. Walking down a gracious turn-back stair to the basement, an additional bedroom was created and windows were expanded to bring more of the outside in. As you walk around the house, the exterior is rejuvenated by staining the brick a deep charcoal color, and adding stained and shou sugi ban cedar siding. 

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