ANTHRACITE LODGE

COMMUNITY:

PRIVATE RESIDENCE

STYLE OF HOME:

SHINGLE STYLE ARCHITECTURE

IMAGES:

RICHARD POWERS – Photos

DRONE Z IMAGERY – Video

Overlooking the clear waters of Lake Keowee rests Anthracite Lodge, a chalet-inspired abode. Sitting long and low, curving with the bow of the hillside upon which it sits, the home is designed to embrace its surroundings. A true work of art, it is a livable sculpture.

This masterpiece is a juxtaposition of geometry and natural materials. The exterior is clad in a semi-transparent black-stained cedar siding. The stain is dark, but still allows the woodgrain to shine through. Three chimneys straddle the peak of the cedar shake roof, their shapes along the roofline forming diamonds and triangles. A chunky-legged pergola welcomes visitors under its repeating arms. Guests enter the home beneath curved oak bandings lining a Richardsonian archway.

Once through the impressive entry door, the architectural features are simultaneously grand, yet playful. Wrapping the colonnade and adorning the walls and fireplace, more than 20,000 individual pieces of white oak dance in shapes of diamonds, zig-zags, arrowheads, and rick-rack. Paneled walls, woven wood moldings, and layered diamonds imitating fish scales delight the eye. The entrance and great room are the result of creative design and incredibly fine craftsmanship.

In the lower level, the details of the wood-clad walls continue, a bit more simply, but filled with texture and in a cozy shade of brown. The space is elaborate, yet comfortable, a perfect place for get-togethers with its bar, wine room, game area, and direct access to the patio, pool, and lake views.

Get swept away in the enchantment of detail and play as you view these images. This fantastic home has been featured in The World of Interiors, Shingle and Stone: Thomas Kligerman Houses, and, coming soon, Southern Home magazine.

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