By Sundi Rose • Photos by R. Caligaris
The marriage of comfort and functionality is a tall order to fill when it comes to the design and execution of a new home. But when thinking of criteria for their new Mountain Creek home, Angela and Chuck Davis had only those two.
They sought after highly regarded local builder Hal Averett to build a home designed by architect Jack Jenkins that could practically and easily accommodate their family of four, their five dogs and give separate space to Angela’s parents as well. The process of building was not an easy one as they begun to run into the most formidable adversary of them all: Mother Nature.
Once digging commenced for the foundation, they hit a lot of rock and stone in the ground. Not one to move mountains, Hal found a way around it. As they were standing at the site of their new home, scratching their heads, Hal suggested they build a little fish pond with a small waterfall to honor the natural complexities of the land. It was his thought to incorporate the very impediments that had threatened to wreak havoc on their plans.
As they built, they backyard’s “pond” transformed into a beautiful water oasis with exquisite landscaping and outcroppings that is the home’s signature to this day. The backyard provides a place for the Davises to do some of their favorite activities; yard work is among Angela’s preferred pastimes and every Davis likes to spend with family and friends in the back yard or on the huge shaded outdoor living area.
As beautiful as the outside turned out to be, the inside is just a thrilling. Decorated in a traditional style, the six-bedroom home is a perfect reflection of the Davis’ warm tastes and Hal’s pointed creativity, making this River Road residence an exercise in individualism. svm
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