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Hats Off Garry’s collection of his father’s bowler hats from his days in the diplomatic corps is on proud display in the second downstairs guest suite, dressed in cool greys.

The challenge was great, but the Ridgeline team and designer, Travis Mileti with Mountainworks Custom Home Design in Cashiers, NC, were up for the difficult task. “We wanted to be right in the middle because we wanted to be reasonably close to the water, but my wife didn’t want a steep driveway. We wanted every room to have a view, which we were able to do, but not without challenges.” Those challenges came, in large part, in the form of ravines, three of them, deep, wet, and rocky, and one huge one running right through the projected home site. “Our design criteria was to use the space; don’t fight it,” Brown says. “We actually ended up doing, I think, that. What we did was put the house on two sides of the ravine and spanned it and carved it into the hill.” Ridgeline worked with Brandon Smith of Greenspace Outdoor Construction to convert the ravine into a waterfall that runs under the screened porch, separating the main house from the attached carriage house, and descending the 200 feet to the lake. No small task, and one that Brown says required 100,000 pounds of rock to be brought in, but the result is so impressive Brown says he has caught fishing boats lingering in the cove to enjoy the view. Melissa handled the interior design, filling the home with artifacts collected from the 12 different countries Garry lived in during his father’s foreign diplomat days. Their son, Martin, is an environmental engineer by day who indulges his creative passions by repurposing old items as art. Dozens of his works are on proud display throughout the home. at Home

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