Our winner for best in outdoor living is an English country-inspired home in south Charlotte. It features a sprawling front porch, spacious outdoor living area with a fireplace, a Koi pond with a mini waterfall, pool, and lush landscaping.
Biggest splurge: The sunroom with trim detail, scissor trusses, stone fireplace, 21-foot multi-slide glass door, lights, and porcelain flooring.
From the builder: “This home is an escape from it all. Situated on an extra large private lot, this home is a place for friends and family to gather and relax. The owners wanted a comfortable, warm home that welcomes and invites those who come to stay and linger for conversations and fun. A few of their favorite things are sitting on the front porch with the fire burning. Or, enjoying a morning cup of coffee in the reading room looking out over the pool and Koi pond.” — Bryan Gerrard, Gerrard Builders
Contributors: Gerrard Builders (@gerrardbuilders); KBN Interiors (@kbn_interiors); Christopher Phelps (@thestudioofchristopherphelps); B&B Pools; Bruce Clodfelter Landscape Architecture (@bruceclodfelter); Mint Hill Cabinets (@minthillcabinets); Stone by Lynch; Ponders (@pondersnc); Carolina Construction Products; Arborscapes (@arborscapestree).
Photos by/courtesy of Joe Purvis