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Tour an elegant home designed for green living in Blue Ridge Mountains

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Johnston Design Group in collaboration with Linda McDougald Design designed this mountain home for green living, located in The Cliffs at Mountain Park, in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Nestled at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this elegant 5,127 square foot, four bedroom and four-and-a-half bathroom mountain home is deeply rooted in its natural surroundings. Showcasing a color palette of subtle earthy grays and browns, the dwelling is brimming with natural textures, balanced with sophisticated finishes and fixtures.

Green Living Features: To achieve the LEED for Homes Silver rating, this home includes such green features as solar thermal water heating, solar shading, future PV array preparations, low-e clad windows, Energy Star appliances and fans, low-VOC interior paints and finishes, water-efficient fixtures, LED recessed lighting, environmentally preferable product cabinet material, high-efficiency geothermal heat pump, pervious paving, native plant and wildlife habitat and nature trail.

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Exterior Materials: Cedar Board & Batten Siding – stained to a warm, dark brown (Cabot stain); cedar shake siding  – stained to a blue/gray semi-transparent stain (Sherwin Williams Woodscapes); natural stone veneer (North Carolina Granite Fieldstone); cedar heavy timber detailing – stained to a warm, dark brown; cedar shake roof – clear finished; board form concrete terraces; granite boulder walls; exterior lighting is Hinkley Dark Sky and Energy Star qualified; slate terrace flooring; full stone fireplace and built-in grill area.

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What We Love: This stunning mountain home designed for green living is surrounded by natural beauty, which has been carried into the interior spaces. We are loving all of the natural elements and sustainable design features. The kitchen is fabulous, with its soaring ceilings and fantastic layout, we can see why this kitchen is award-winning! The sumptuous outdoor living areas is the perfect compliment to this home, offering the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings!

Tell Us: What features of this home do you find most appealing and why in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple more sensational home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of the architects of this project, Johnston Design Group: Breathtaking lake house with sustainable features nestled on Lake Keowee and Lowcountry style home in South Carolina offers gorgeous living spaces.

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Interior Materials: Rustic oak floors and interior doors stained to a warm gray; full North Carolina Granite Fieldstone fireplace and select walls; Board-and-Batten on select interior walls; stained T&G ceilings paired with heavy timber framing; Pennsylvania Flagstone gallery entryway; natural stone, concrete, and wood countertops; river rock flooring and accents in the master bathroom; natural stone and ceramic tiles by Crossville, Casa Dolce Casa, Dom Ceramiche, Medici Mosaics, and Dune Tile

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An open floor plan ensures visibility throughout the home, preserving the fantastic views from all angles. Furnishings were selected for their clean lines with comfortable, textured fabrics. Contemporary accents are paired with vintage and rustic accessories.

Above: The trim is painted in Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze, while the walls are Sandy Hook Gray HC-108 | Benjamin Moore/ Eggshell. The stone was a North Carolina Granite Fieldstone Blend. This floor is 5″ wide, random length character white oak with a water-based stain.  The mantle, beams, trusses, and rafters are Cabot Solid Stain in Burnt Hickory. The windows are Eagle in the Chocolate Chip finish.

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Above: Island dimensions in the kitchen are  7’W x 7’-3.5”L plus a 6’-6”W x 3’L custom “table” at the end. Wall sconces above the kitchen windows are from Circa Lighting. Backsplash material: Manufacturer: Crossville, Inc. / Series: NOW / Color: Lead 

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Above: The wood and iron counter stools at the island are the GO Home Clamp Stools.

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Above: The kitchen countertops are black graphite granite in a satin finish. Glass pendants are Troy Lighting, Arcadia Collection — Item # F1719FR. Pendant is from Visual Comfort. The cabinetry is maple. The main wall cabinets, island, and island table legs are painted in Sherwin Williams SW7514 Foothills in a satin finish. The tongue & groove ceiling is cedar. The stain is a custom water-based color.

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Photos: Meechan Photography (exteriors) / Rachel Boling (interiors)

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Tabatha Hawks

Very well designed home. One I would love to build. How can I get the blueprints for this house?

Thank you,

Tabatha

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Yessss!! I love this home, where can I get the house plans?