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ABOVE From top, the master bedroom faces west and includes a seating area with a view of the lake; the rustic table and chairs in the main dining room contributes to the western character of the home.

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modern with new appliances, granite countertops and a sophisticated whole-house music system. The 3,500-square-foot main level includes a master suite; another 1,500 square feet upstairs features three guest bedrooms and two baths. Upon entering the home, one is greeted by a carved and painted Balinese house protector, complete with protruding fangs. “He supposedly protects the place and brings good luck,” said Anne, who bought the piece on the couple’s honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia. It sits in front of a stone wall in the entryway that is the back side of the fireplace in the den. “We call it the den because living room just seems too formal for us,” Anne said. With big windows opening up to a long view up the Blackwater, cozy fireplace, comfy furniture and a TV, the room is attractive and livable – a favorite place for the couple to spend time. Adjacent to the den is the dining room, which features an oversized Western-style table and chairs crafted from hefty logs that came with the house. The kitchen has plenty of space for cooking and socializing, due in part to a large island. The McGeorges remodeled the adjacent laundry room to double as a butler’s pantry by adding a utility sink, an extra dishwasher and additional granite countertops. “When having a large party, it’s great to whisk all the dirty dishes to this separate room, out of sight

Smith Mountain Laker JanFeb2012  

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Smith Mountain Laker JanFeb2012  

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia's premier lifestyle and entertainment publication. Visit our web site at www.smithmountainlake.com.

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