Salem, SC 29676
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 5
Property Status: sold
This entirely beguiling home is imbued with all the best design features of boutique architect Keith Summerour’s signature style. Married to a fine point lot with private beach and gentle access to the water, the property can truly be said to “have it all”. Richly invested with structural charm and exquisite craftsmanship, the 4,700 square foot home contains five delightful bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one powder room, divided between the main house and the guest cottage, which is located above a three-car garage. A five-bar English gate sets the scene at entry, with a concrete drive winding down to the house and beneath a handsome porte cochere. Landscaping of the .99 acres is mature, augmented by a native mix of deciduous and coniferous trees, boulder paths, accent lighting and irrigation. Stone steps provide access to the private beach while handrails with laurel accents invite boaters to the covered dock with lift over deep water. The house itself sits comfortably in its environment, its wide wavy siding, stone and copper accents and slate roof enhancing a handsome, traditional profile. Within, the professional décor features rough sawn floors, unique plumbing and lighting fixtures, wood-lined walls and ceilings, heavy beams, solid mahogany doors and windows, sisal rugs, enhancing the feeling of European charm and permanence evinced by the architecture. Notable features include the guest accommodation, which enjoys its own ground-level entry points through French doors, a delightful sitting room with access to private flagstone patio garden, two full bathrooms, en suite to the two bedrooms, and a pretty little galley kitchen. Within the main house, a great room is positioned to enjoy lake views, offers a hipped ceiling with beam accents, a commodious stone wood-burning fireplace with flush-to-floor hearth and access to the screened porch. The latter is spacious, housing an outdoor fireplace, sitting areas, dining area and grilling station with Viking grill and steaming drawer. The proper kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances, including 6-burner (plus griddle) Viking range with two ovens, side-by-side Sub Zero fridges with four freezer drawers, Bosch dishwasher and GE built-in microwave. Cabinets are custom-made and cleverly constructed with pull-out pot racks, hidden cupboards and electric outlets and a supplemental walk-in pantry. Leathered granite countertops surround the room, while a heavy wood-topped island provides a warm gathering point and holds the porcelain sink with its bridged bronze faucet. A chilled wine alcove holds several hundred bottles behind its round-topped door with wavy glass window and medieval-looking hardware and padlock. The cozy sitting area with wood-burning fireplace can be enjoyed from both kitchen and dining area. Within the dining area, a granite-topped wet bar with wine chiller and ice machine allows for the preparation of cocktails without interrupting the flow of chef’s preparations in the kitchen. The staircase is housed in a signature Summerour stair-tower, with wrap-around ship’s bow styled windows. A game and media room at the top of the stairs serves the two upper bedrooms, with their sumptuous en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom enjoys complete privacy in its own wing of the house, has a handy office alcove, and offers lake views from its windows and from a private screened porch. The master bathroom suite incorporates an attractive clothes-storage system in a series of paneled hanging closets and built-in drawers. A soaking tub, private water closet and two stylish vanities (one being made from an antique dresser with vessel-style travertine sink) ensure stylish ablutions.
- MLS: 20205653
- Subdivision: Cliffs at Keowee Falls
- Lot Number: J15
- Square Footage: 4712
- Acres: .50 - .99
- County: SC
- Courtesy Of: Justin Winter Sotheby's International
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