The 17th annual Cashiers Designer Showhouse begins this weekend. This year’s home is situated on 29 beautiful acres and surrounded by woods, ponds, winding trails, gardens and a spectacular view of Whiteside Mountain. The house is called the Hillard house, but it was built by Larry and Betsy Powell from Atlanta … it will always be The Powell House to me. All of the bedrooms were designed around the view—except one belonging to a teenager who slept all day. LOL, we all know one of those.
Built at the head of the Chattooga river, the home was sited and originally landscaped by John McCarly of Cashiers. The stone foundation was built using stones gathered from an old road leading to the property and the other stone used for the landscaping and gardens were locally sourced from Yellow Mountain located between Highlands and Cashiers. A skilled stone mason, Leland Huey, is responsible for all of the amazing stone work on the property.
The stunning porch featured below was designed by the talented Lynn Monday of Cashiers. I love Lynn’s use of Faux Boise china with the blue and white color scheme—I can never get enough blue and white! She repeats the pattern with the blue dinning chairs. The draperies perfectly frame the view and feature box pleated edging with a Greek key detail. The porch corners are anchored by large urns mossed and filled with ferns and the view is framed by large ivy topiary from Keven Hawkins. What a romatic setting for an Alfresco dinner. Lynn also has a new book out, Southern Mountain Living, with more design ideas for you.
The show house, The Powell House, only runs for August 23 through August 31 this year, so hurry on up to catch the wonderful view and beautiful design work. Here is a link the Cashier Historical Society for more information.
First two photos by Betsy Powell, all other photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.