Mereside Residence

This year-round residence atop a gorgeous lake point is surrounded by Lake Keowee on three sides, giving the owners spectacular views from every room. Guests arrive at an enclosed entry courtyard, which provides a buffer between the motorcourt and foyer and creates a dramatic transition into the double-height great room. With its open double-sided fieldstone fireplace, exposed roof beams, 180 degree views, plush furnishings, and concealed wet bar, the soaring great room is reminiscent of a mountain resort. Decks, stone terraces, loggia, and screened porches extend the living areas to the outdoors for year round enjoyment.

Natural fieldstone and cedar wood are combined with manmade materials on the home’s exterior, allowing the home to blend with its natural surroundings and minimizing maintenance. The architect used varied exterior architectural forms to diminish the impact of the almost 10,000 SF home and to create views in multiple directions from every space within.

Although this residence draws from the Arts and Crafts tradition with its earthy building materials and open living spaces that extend to the outdoors, this decidedly contemporary home incorporates modern building materials and state-of-the-art technology to create an environment where everyone will feel at home.