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Williams/Ervin Residence

Location: The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Carefully nestled among old growth trees and sited to showcase the remarkable views of Lake Keowee at every given opportunity, this South Carolina architectural masterpiece was designed to meet USGBC LEED for Home standards.  The great room affords access to the main level terrace and offers a view of the lake through a wall of limestone-cased windows. A towering coursed limestone fireplace, accented by a 163 high 19th Century iron door from Italy, anchors the sitting area. Facing high-back linen-covered sofas on an antique rug ground the room and provide the central seating area with a custom iron chandelier above. Between the great room and dining room lies an exceptional 1913 satin ebony Steinway. An antique walnut trestle table surrounded by antique French chairs slip-covered in linen mark the spacious dining that opens into the kitchen.

The stairway of this home is in itself a stunning work of art. Patterned with a nod to the design of the antique balcony off the master bedroom, the railings are custom-crafted from iron and the treads are limestone.

Featured in the Summer 2012 issues of At Home in the Upstate
Selected to be featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Luxury Home Quarterly (read the article) and in Beautiful Kitchens & Baths
7,642 square feet - five bedrooms, four and one-half baths
Pursuing LEED Silver certification
Materials of Note


Materials of Note:

Interior Features:  Coursed and smooth limestone; custom walnut flooring; antique, custom, and 20th Century Lighting chandeliers and sconce;  Lacanche, SubZero, and Miele appliances; pewter and stone countertops; Waterworks, Rohl, and Perrin & Rowe plumbing; Walker Zanger, Waterworks, and Sonoma Tilemakers tile; reclaimed architectural elements including entrance, master bedroom, media room, wine room, and all-weather porch doors, iron fireback as range backsplash; custom-designed steel and zinc range hood

Green Features:
 PV Array; Solar thermal collectors; geothermal HVAC; rain water harvest; native plant & wildlife habitat; hypoallergenic interiors w/ VOC-free finishes; Low-E aluminum clad windows

Exterior Features:
 Slate roof; coursed and smooth limestone; tongue & groove cedar siding; brick and limestone masonry; heavy timber  detailing; limestone trim; copper gutters & downspouts; pervious pavers; standing seam copper roof; custom and reclaimed wrought iron handrailing

Interior Design:  Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home    

Architectural Design: Johnston Design Group  |  Builder: Tutman Group

Landscape Design:  J. Dabney Peeples Design and Seamon Whiteside & Associates
Additional Credits:  Moe Draz and Jennifer Willis of Linda McDougald Design;
David Anderssen of 
Johnston Design Group; Rachael Boling Photography