Enchanting stone house with rustic and modern elements on Lake Keowee - David Watkins Designs
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Enchanting stone house with rustic and modern elements on Lake Keowee

Enchanting stone house with rustic and modern elements on Lake Keowee

modern rustic lake house exterior

Peter Block Architects in collaboration with Westbrook Interiors have designed this stunning lake house retreat that blends rustic stone and modern elements, nested on Lake Keowee, South Carolina. This dwelling was created for a pair of empty nesters to host gatherings, big and small. 

Designed to evoke the grand camp clubhouses that graced the White Mountains for generations, this home evokes a sense of timelessness. Spanning two-and-a-half stores, this English Arts and Crafts style stone house is nestled into a hillside. Its lower-level bar boasts expansive arched windows that overlook the swimming pool patio.

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DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Peter Block Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Westbrook Interiors LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Alex Smith Garden Design

modern rustic lake house entry with a console table

modern rustic lake house entry with a console table

Above: In the foyer, a stunning oak console table by De Merry Paris, France, and a gold leaf mixed media artwork by visual artist Donna Mintz welcomes guests inside. On the floor, a medium bronze border inlay is sewn into the silk and hemp area rug.

modern rustic curved staircase

modern rustic curved staircase

Above: The stairwell features plaster walls and a dramatic globe chandelier custom fabricated by Coup Studio through R Hughes.

modern dining room buffet

modern dining room buffet

What We Love: This stone house on Lake Keowee showcases a beautiful mix of historic and modern design elements. Living spaces feel sophisticated yet inviting, ideal for entertaining family and friends. Interior spaces feature soft, neutral textures, one-of-a-kind artwork, and large windows that capture mesmerizing lake views to provide a relaxing escape from city living.

Tell Us: Would this lake house be your idea of the ultimate entertaining pad? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of South Carolina: This South Carolina mountain home is perched over a peaceful lake setting and This Sullivan’s Island beach house retreat is beautiful and inviting.

modern dining room with a fireplace

modern dining room with a fireplace

Above: Suspended over the Jiun Ho dining table and Caste chairs is the BCAA X Horizontal Chandelier by Christopher Boots. On the wall, the artwork is by Catherine Erb Art.

modern kitchen

modern kitchen

Above: The tree trunk-inspired cachepot on the kitchen island holds favorite fruits. The countertops are soapstone, while the range hood is plaster.

modern rustic home bar

modern rustic home bar

modern rustic screened porch with a lake view

modern rustic screened porch with a lake view

Above: This screened porch is situated just off the kitchen. It features ceiling fans by Matthews Fan Company.

modern rustic living room

modern rustic living room

modern rustic living room fireplace detail

modern rustic living room fireplace detail

modern rustic living room with tall windows

modern rustic living room with tall windows

Above: This stone house boasts jaw-dropping views of Lake Keowee through expansive windows.

modern rustic powder room

modern rustic powder room

Above: In the power room, the gold leaf wallpaper is by Gregorius Pineo. The vanity is custom fabricated, while the black marble vessel sink is by Kreoo.

modern rustic bedroom with a desk in the entry

modern rustic bedroom with a desk in the entry

Above: The entry into the owner’s bedroom features an oak writer’s desk and breathtaking lake views.

modern rustic bedroom

modern rustic bedroom

Above: This custom-fabricated bed by Dmitriy & Co. is upholstered in fabric by Holly Hunt in the Great Plains Collection.

modern rustic bedroom with a fireplace

modern rustic bedroom with a fireplace

Above: The commissioned mixed-media artwork above the owner’s bedroom fireplace mantel has beloved family notes layered into the waxed surface.

modern rustic bedroom with a fireplace and chaise lounge

modern rustic bedroom with a fireplace and chaise lounge

Above: A comfortable chaise lounge provides an inviting spot to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace while soaking in the views of the lake.

modern rustic bathroom with a freestanding tub

modern rustic bathroom with a freestanding tub

Above: The honed Italian marble soap dishes were selected to coordinate with the floating marble countertops in the owner’s bath. Marble also clads the walls, ceiling, and floor, sourced from Walker Zanger. The dual sinks are by Kohler.

modern rustic bedroom

modern rustic bedroom

Above: In the bunk room, a pair of built-in beds feature integrated storage. The ceiling light fixture is by Apparatus Studio.

modern rustic bedroom

modern rustic bedroom

Above: This inviting guest bedroom features rough stone walls and a woven bed by John Himmel Decorative Arts. Grounding this space is a handwoven area rug from Eve and Staron Studio.

modern wine cellar and tasting room

modern wine cellar and tasting room

Above: On the lower level, this luxurious wine cellar features steel framed doors and windows, custom fabricated by Calhoun Design and MetalWorks. In the tasting area, oak and iron tables are paired with sandblasted oak chairs.

modern rustic bathroom

modern rustic bathroom

Above: The pool bath features a vintage stone vessel sourced from Architectural Accents, repurposed into a sink. The Crab Orchard stone flooring lends a timeless appeal.

modern rustic family room

modern rustic family room

Above: This comfortable family room is a favorite spot for the homeowners to binge-watch their favorite shows. The chairs and sectional were sourced from Jean de Merry.

modern rustic covered patio with a kitchen and lounge area

modern rustic covered patio with a kitchen and lounge area

Above: The exquisite lower-level bar is sheltered from the elements, featuring metal windows that slide away to blur indoor-outdoor boundaries. The flooring is bluestone pavers.

modern rustic lake house exterior with a pool

modern rustic lake house exterior with a pool

Above: Nestled into a slope, the exterior of this home boasts stone walls, metal framed windows by Calhoun Design and MetalWorks, and a cedar shake roof.

PHOTOGRAPHER Eric Piasecki Photography

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