Long-time Irmo residents Marijo and Garry Bullock were ready to downsize and they knew exactly what they were looking for – new construction, minimal maintenance and proximity to the water.

“We looked at some places on Lake Murray and we explored Beaufort, but we didn’t see what we wanted in our price range,” says Garry.

A newspaper ad for Saluda River club caught their eye and the rest, as they say, is history.

At the time, 2009, the Saluda River Club cottage collection was in the design stage. For that reason the Bullocks were able to take an active role in the construction of their new cottage.

They worked closely with builder Andy White to customize the master bathroom, create a stone fireplace and make other changes.

Mairjo and Garry had built homes in the past, but at Saluda River Club they discovered just how stressless and satisfying the process could be.

“It’s been a blessing times ten for us – the neighborhood is just fabulous,” says Garry. “We love all the things there are to do, like cooking classes and walks along the river paths. You can do as much or as little as you like.”

The Bullocks are excited about spending time at the pool this summer with their twin year-old grandchildren. They’re also looking forward to welcoming their daughter-in-law’s parents to the neighborhood. After seeing Mairjo and Garry’s lovely home and getting to know the community, the in-laws decided to buy a Saluda River Club cottage of their own!

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