Cashiers Designer Showhouse—first glance

OI have just finished editing a few photos from the Cashiers Designer Showhouse, and I plan to share them with you over the next few days. Today’s images show the home’s exterior and the beautiful gardens. Charming porches, gardens, pathways and window boxes all feature prominently in this mountain setting.

The original owner, designer and builder of the home, was touring with us and brought the setting to life. I only wish all of you could see the home through her eyes. I loved the way she extended the porch out two feet from the roof—all for her boys to get a great view of the shooting stars.

The window boxes are a cornucopia of seasonal plants and perfectly underscore the cross shaped windows featured all through the home. Hosta, ferns and hydrangea line every drive, walk and stone-edged flower bed on the property. Imagine coming home to this tranquil setting, having a cocktail cruise on the small lake and a lovely dinner on the stone table overlooking the property …. Yes, please! Hope bubbly is on the menu for tonight. Enjoy!

Long winding drive over a bridge leads to the home

Long winding drive over a bridge leads to the home

 

Circular drive welcomes visitors

Circular drive welcomes visitors

 

Porch railing detail—great bench

Porch railing detail—great bench

 

Welcome to the showhouse entry

Welcome to the showhouse entry

 

Window boxes lined the front of the house

Window boxes lined the front of the house

 

Cedar shakes cover the house—have always loved them

Cedar shakes cover the house—have always loved them

 

Inviting mud room door leads to the flower arranging room—I need one of these

Inviting mud room door leads to the flower arranging room—I need one of these

 

Charming garden and path lead to the small lake

Charming garden and path lead to the small lake

 

Charming boat just waiting for a little cruise

Charming boat just waiting for a little cruise

 

Lakeside table for two please ... so relaxing

Lakeside table for two please … so relaxing

 

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

August 22, 2014

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9 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sharon Owens

    August 27, 2014

    Beautiful photos of a gorgeous home and lawn! I hope to see the Showhouse this weekend.

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      August 27, 2014

      Sharon, I toured with the original owner—was there for hours hearing all of the stories. I think you will love it!
      xo

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    nancoir

    August 27, 2014

    picture perfect!! i have heard from many that the setting and porches surpass the interior for memorable moments. the picture with the canoe ~ the best!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      August 27, 2014

      Nancy, I loved the exterior and the setting is truly delightful. I need that small boat and table at my house. Please go and take a look for yourself… Betsy Powell was my tour guide.
      xo,

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    cindy

    August 27, 2014

    Hi Lissy, I just added a few of your shots to a post I did on the Showhouse. Your pics were better. Credited you. The setting is so special, I loved the view!

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    Betsy Powell

    August 27, 2014

    Lissy-
    I will never grow complacent with that vista! Love the innumerable shades of green in Cashiers! Wow, against that Carolina blue sky, what can compare?
    Thank you for sharing!
    Betsy

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      August 28, 2014

      Betsy, I love all of the amazing shades of green in Cashiers and Highlands. I am installing a new garden here today—come on up for a look-see!
      xo

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