Not every housing trend can be your favorite, but this year’s emphasis on indoor-outdoor living and clean design elements is making designers and consumers take notice. Featuring rustic but yet elegant materials such as shiplap (favorite of Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines), barn doors, and metal roofs, the overall effect is one of elegance crossed with comfort. Add in retractable walls that make inside rooms feel like outdoor living with sacrificing comfort, and you’ve got a recipe for design success.
The architects and designers of Saluda River Club’s newest neighborhood, The Vineyard, were obviously clued-in on these upcoming design trends when they started working on the new neighborhood and the beautiful homes that will inhabit it. Developer Andy White drew inspiration from the homes and lifestyle of California’s Napa Valley, a place known for both its beautiful outdoor spaces and its comfortable yet elegant design. Although the look is new to the Southeast, the Vineyard feels surprisingly familiar, with traditional building materials reimagined in an inspired design that is at once rustic and regal.
The homes in The Vineyard are farmhouse in style, but are far from the red wood you might envision in a farmhouse-styled neighborhood. Painted in subtle shades of white, they are distinguished by roof and window accents of bronze, barn tin, copper and smoothly hewn stacked stone. Floor plans feature retractable glass walls that invite the outdoors in, capturing the feel of that California lifestyle.
Take a peek at some of the features of the Venado model home to catch some of the other design trends we’re loving right now. Notice the low-profile fireplace and shiplap featured in this photo:
And check out the column refrigerator and freezer, fancy gas stove, and quartz countertops in the model home’s kitchen:
Take a complete walkthrough the model in this video: