Model Shown: The Landsford
Builder: Evans Coghill Homes
Designer: Forester Kinney Interiors
We recently covered the new building development in Rock Hill SC, called Riverwalk. Known for its outdoor activities and shopping developments, Riverwalk will bring much needed growth to the area. One of the new builders coming to Riverwalk is Evans Coghill Homes. While only 12 years old, Evans Coghill has made its reputation as a preferred builder of traditional looking homes in the Carolina’s. They’re a designer of right sized custom homes, and strive to be exactly what the buyer wants. That means focusing on living to scale, homes that use materials economically, and environmentally well, where square footage is never wasted and luxuries are always plentiful.
These are homes for customers looking for an extremely high quality purchase, not just the lowest cost per square foot. Quality seems to be something many buyers forget about when they’re shopping for a new home. Often swayed by a low sticker price they forget about the extras you see in a model, that makes the home you want, the home you’ll get. While an Evans Coghill home has a higher sticker price, it comes with an almost endless list of included features. Items like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors,* crown moldings,* baseboards, as well as their Environments for Living package, which includes low VOC paints, low energy windows, and energy efficient heating and cooling systems, are just a few of the base features that are usually add-ons when you build with other companies. Evans Coghill also has a state of the art online presence, that will make it easy to build your home from far away. That way you always know that your decisions are being followed, even if you can’t be on site all the time. Additionally a portion of the profits from each home goes to Habitat for Humanity, making these great homes for people as well as the environment!
Most of the homes in the Rock Hill collection are either Craftsman in style or Traditional American Farmhouses. The homes feel perfect in this part of South Carolina. The area used to be full of farms and factories, so the slight rustic feel seems to be a nod to the locations previous use, but inside the model home every finish is luxurious, from the extra tall ceilings, to the wider then normal entry hall, that leads you from the front door into the beautiful red and white model kitchen.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen, in this house are in an open floor plan, giving the space a very casual feel. This is not a home with a stuffy formal living and dining room. This is a space for people who like to have the entire family together. I loved the warm and whimsical nautical themed kitchen. The extremely large pantry is great for a family, and the breakfast bar makes for quick easy seating.
The wainscoting on the island is a great trend detail that is everywhere this season, and the matching chairs at the breakfast bar and the dining area pulls the two spaces together. You can even walk out to the large covered patio from the dining and master bedrooms.
The master bedroom is large for the size of the house, it also has a double tray ceiling. You could easily fit any, but the largest bedroom set in the room, it’s only downfall is that there is one medium-sized closet in the room.
What makes up for the lack of closet space in the bedroom, is the shower. You can see it reflected in the mirror, it’s at least a 7 ft long walk in, all tile shower, complete with seat and multiple shower heads! Oh yes, I wanted to stay and take a shower right then and there. This is a signature Evans Coghill shower, you can see it in quite a few of there houses, and I think it probably draws in quite a few buyers.
The study was right at the front of the house, it’s a beautiful room, full of light from the windows on two sides of the building, and has lovely dark honey hardwood floors. The white built-in bookshelves on the back wall set of the creamy paint, and if it was my home I would close in the room with French doors.
This upstairs loft areas has one of the cutest wall treatments for a family game area that I’ve seen in a while. Reminiscent of an exterior, the wall has been built out to have a real roof awning that matches the house’s exterior, complete with shingles. Bold artwork highlights each square of siding.
Instead of a fourth bedroom the designer chose to put in a gym, with yoga mat, ballet bar, mirrored wall, stationary bike, and vertical shelving. The brightly colored bike themed valances make for a really playful area, while one entire wall is open to the loft making it easy to convert this a large space in case you would like to alter the use later.
The last two bedrooms are both off of the loft area and share a bathroom. The first is perhaps my favorite spaces in the house, this room is designed with a teen girl who has very sophisticated tastes in mind. The bedding has teal and green flowers with brightly colored birds on it, giving the room an extremely serene feeling matched by the art and mirrors on the walls.
The last bedroom is a guest room done in neutral colors, with large dresser. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a good sized closet and easy access to the bathroom.
The house was beautifully decorated by design team Forester Kinney Interiors! To find out more about Evans Coghill Homes at Riverwalk contact Rodney Jones firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Denotes that material will be in living areas.
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