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Charming shingle style cottage on Lake Keowee, South Carolina

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This shingle style cottage was built by Gabriel Builders and interior decorated by Linda McDougald Design, located in the private community of The Cliffs on Lake Keowee, South Carolina. From the exterior of the home, a cedar shake roof and siding along with Swannanoa stone veneer (in an ashlar pattern) accents helps to blend this home into its lakeside environment. Designed to maximize the views from inside and out, with a cozy screened-in porch with a Chippendale railing. The interiors offers 5,775 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths. Eye-catching and unique features are abound, such as antique doors framing the living room entryway.

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The cottage was designed by Greenville-based architects Mel Dias Designs. The siding of the cedar shake is Sherwin Williams Blue Shadow semi-transparent; while the trim paint is Benjamin Moore Winter White in a semi-gloss.

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What We Love: This gorgeous shingle style cottage offers a serene, neutral color palette that is very calming. Offering comfortable furnishings and sophisticated, clean lines, this is the ultimate vacation retreat. The lakefront views are nothing short of spectacular. We especially love the screen-in porch, what a perfect spot to entertain and watch the sunset over the lake.

Readers, what do you love most about this lakefront shingle style cottage? Share with us your thoughts below.

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Above: A gorgeous kitchen dressed in white was designed for functionality. High-end appliances are incorporated into the design, such as a 48” Subzero refrigerator and Wolf range. Custom designed cabinetry was painted in Benjamin Moore OC-21 Winter White with a Semi-Gloss finish, topped with Carrera Marble counters. Over the spacious island, industrial style Benson Pendant lights in polished nickel are perfect for task lighting. The drawer hardware was sourced from Restoration Hardware.

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Above: The focal point of the living room is the beautiful fireplace. An antique mirror, has been integrated into the overmantle of the fireplace.

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Above: The master bedroom suite showcases a 19th century armoire and antique light fixtures. Painted paneling on the walls completes the Nantucket style aesthetic.

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Above: The master bathroom is ultra-luxe with its marble tile and heated floors. A stainless steel freestanding tub steals the show, completing this heavenly oasis.

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Above: The freestanding bathtub is a 68″ Rowley Cast Iron Bateau Tub with a Stainless Steel Skirt (source).

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Above: The furnishings were sourced from Summer Classics are part of their Croquet Aluminum collection.

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Above: This beautiful screen-in porch not only offers captivating lake views but also some wonderful details. The wood beams are comprised of cedar, stained in Blue Shadow from Sherwin Williams. The porch railing was painted in Sherwin Williams Natural Choice. The flooring is a bluestone a blue stone in a regular pattern on a raised floor. The chandelier was sourced from BoBo Intriguing Objects.

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Photos: Rachael Boling Photography / TJ Getz

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  • Cynthia

    I loved the view on the screened porch! I would be really depressed if I lived in that house. All the same blah color scheme, depressing.