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LEFT A large stone fireplace and comfortable furniture make up the living room, which Anne McGeorge refers to as the den “because living room just seems too formal for us.”

of all who gather in the kitchen,” said Anne. “That’s an idea I got from [interior designer] Kris Willard.” A lake-facing eating area off the kitchen has a built-in dining set, which continues the log theme on a smaller scale. The McGeorges converted the former pantry into a temperature-controlled wine room to hold 1,000 bottles. “We’ve been small collectors of wine,” Gil said. A double office with two desks, each with lake view, suits Gil, a retired CFO of Roanoke’s Associated Asphalt, and Anne who is managing partner of healthcare for Grant Thornton, based in Charlotte. The largest room in the house, which Gil refers to as “the party room,” still seems cozy because of its grass-cloth-covered walls and plush furniture surrounding a large coffee table. It has a wet bar, an area for playing cards and a 63-inch TV used primarily for watching sporting events.


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