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The Huntington | Silver Award

A river-cottage style home captures all the character and appeal of an old house


By Debbie Reslock August 24, 2017
The Huntington house
This article first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Pro Builder.

The Huntington, Silver Award, Single-Family Production, 2,001 to 3,100 sf

Site: Rock Hill, S.C.
Entrant/Builder/Architect/Interior Designer: Saussy Burbank
Photographer: Social Design House
Size: 2,704 sf
Hard cost, excluding land: $98/sf
Completion: May 2016

Located along South Carolina’s Catawba River, The Huntington captures the character and appeal of an old house. Faithful to the area vernacular, the style comes from a raised river cottage, and the home’s design inspiration hews to those in low-country communities, says interior designer Susan Hill. Reminiscent of how homes often evolve by adding on or converting spaces, the study at the front of the house carries this detail through, as though it were an enclosed porch. White oak floors, board-and-batten wainscoting, shiplap wall boards, and a sliding barn door in the dining room complement the intended design.

The extended gable on the front elevation continues the cottage form, adding character while protecting the upper windows from the elements. The covered porch and patio in the back create a space for outdoor living and entertaining. The home’s color scheme is inspired by its natural surroundings.

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