The Riverwalk project currently coming to Rock Hill, is not only bringing new life to the city, the project has something that the Charlotte area greatly needs, someplace where homes, sports, shopping, restaurants, and a beautiful waterway all come together, to form a perfect family experience. Riverwalk has a list of activities, which will be built in the coming months that seems truly endless. From the Town Center that is full of shopping and restaurants, the very center of the social world at Riverwalk, complete with YMCA and Giordana Velodrome; to the ample hiking trails and kayaking opportunities on the Catawba River, right near the River District, where you will find more shops, restaurants and homes right on the water.
Here’s the stats for the Savannah
Craftsman: 2,680 SQ Feet
Builder: Saussy BurBank
Interior Designer: 505 Design
The beautiful homes built at Riverwalk by Saussy Burbank all have Craftsman exteriors, personalized with a relaxed South Carolina beach vibe. A few weeks ago I got to look at the beautiful Savannah model, which luckily enough was decorated using one of my favorite stores, Nest Furnishings, located right here in Fort Mill South Carolina. You can also see them featured during the Charlotte 2012 Home A Rama.
The Savannah is move in ready, and features some of the newest trends you’ll see this season, from the birds and owls that you will find throughout the homes art, rustic fabrics matched with the more luxurious fine finishes, to mismatched vintage glass chandlers, even the cute family chalkboard in the laundry room, it’s hung at the kids eye level, so that little ones have a place to play while their parents are doing laundry, the trends are right on target.
The entire home feels extremely open because of the wonderful 10 foot high ceilings, tall white baseboards, and generously wide hallways. The finishes that were chosen, white walls with matte charcoal trim on the stair railings and doors, mixed with the light cherry floors adds to the feeling of light, space, and airiness. I especially loved the use of the aged bronze finish on all the hardware. While it hasn’t been a major trend for quite a while, this house made me remember why I’ve always loved it so much.
The kitchen is modern and clean yet still has that wonderful vintage feel. This is a kitchen that almost anyone will feel comfortable in, with its calming sage green walls, and white cabinets. I love the way the designers have coordinated the island cabinets and counters with the rest of the kitchen, reversing the color of the cabinets and the counter tops on the island helps to give the room interest and a sense of coziness that can be lost in modern kitchens that are to clean. The simple addition of thin pieces of molding on the glass fronted cabinets adds a great Craftsman detail especially when matched with the wainscoting on the walls. As always I can’t get enough of a rich deep brown wood floor in the kitchen, it adds warmth and richness to the most important room in your home.
From the kitchen you enter into the dining room, one of the few formal spaces in the home. The dining room is a rustic and elegant version of the French Country, with large rough-hewn wooden furniture, heavy textiles, and natural colored finishes. The dining room table is beautifully carved and compliments the sideboard perfectly. This is by far the most elegant room in the house, the extra tall chair rail gives it immediate presence even before any furniture is added. Two of the walls are solid windows and give you wonderful light, across from the dining room is an un-pictured study.
Stone, branches, wovens, plants, wood and brick are all used to add interest and texture throughout the house, these small decorative details are what set’s a house apart.
The living room is a simple, but comfortable space. With a couch that’s able to fit a large family and simple tree stump coffee tables. Not visible in this shot is the fireplace, bricked with black matte subway tiles, and framed with a white built in book case, topped with the living rooms TV.
The master bedroom is a rustic and elegant retreat, made to calm you at the end of a long day. It’s complete with the luxurious fine finishes of the velvet headboard, mirrored night stands, and sumptuous bedding, it’s paired together with the roughness of the dramatic gray pickled wood wall, and loosely woven draperies.
The room is a lesson in the beauty of contrasts. On the far wall is a large charcoal gray armoire and huge round drift wood mirror. The small back porch is accessible from the master bedroom and would make for a wonderfully relaxing place to sit at night.
The upstairs of the house is accessed by a wide staircase. The hallway is large and generous, with one side ending in two bedrooms and a linen closet and the other opening up onto a large entertainment room perfect for homework and play, and a screened in sleeping porch that looks over the street. All three upstairs bedrooms are large, and only two share a bathroom. The upstairs is a great suite of rooms for a family to live and play in, but if this house doesn’t quite suite what your family needs, there are always more to look at on Saussy Burbank site, where you can find out even more about the Riverwalk project.