|The 2016 Homes
The Boyer Home
The 9,200-square foot Boyer home features large windows with a wide-water view over their 350 feet of Craddock Creek shoreline. Located on five acres, this traditional home with four fireplaces has 10-foot to 14-foot ceilings, a great room that soars to 30 feet and oak woodwork throughout. The kitchen has two islands, leather-textured granite counter tops, floor-to-ceiling cabinets and a double-sided fireplace. The animal-loving owners have many unique bronze dog statues and several huge Remington bronze sculptures.
The Cocrane Home
The Cocrane home is located in Park Place just above the “S” curve on the Roanoke River’s main channel. The design and layout culminate 15 years of their favorite Charity Home Tour features. This two-plus level home affords one-floor living, a “big water view,” loft and a bonus room over the garage. The lower level features a kitchen, guest suite, exercise room and Rick’s office with Norwegian trolls. The dock house has a unique window pulley system.
The Dewar Home
The Dewar home is quite unique! Its earthy mauve and green exterior blends
The Jaramillo Home
The Jaramillo home is a recently built contemporary with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame beautiful mountain and lake views. An interesting piece of wood and metal artwork made by a family relative graces the entryway. Elsewhere, the home is decorated with unique art from the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia. The main floor features open concept living, dining and kitchen areas, and the master suite is also located on this level.
The Schoenberg Home
The Schoenberg home, just two years old, is situated in Compass Cove with wide-water views toward the mountain. The home has 10-foot ceilings, and beautiful crown moldings add architectural interest. The living room is open to the dining room and adjacent porch. Master bedroom and two guest rooms are on the main level. The lake level has two guest bedrooms and a family room with game table and antique family heirloom shuffleboard game.
The Strup Home
The Strup home, in Park Place, overlooks two little islands and 800 feet of shoreline to park and mountain views. The living room, with coffered ceiling, opens to a high, barrel-vaulted dining area that flows into the spacious kitchen. Nearby is an octagonal screened porch with a stone fireplace. The coastal casual style features light wall colors and a breezy ambiance. In the home's five bedrooms, all beds face the lake. There is even an octagonal upper room with sofas, TV and panoramic views.
The Thomas Home
The Thomas home in Waverly shows what creativity and vision can achieve with an outdated home. The couple transformed it to ultra modern with sleek lines in kitchen cabinets from Spain, new stylish ash flooring, and opened spaces created by removing walls in the re-design process. The sunken living room with fireplace now has taller doors to a covered porch with vaulted ceilings. Sunrise and sunset views were the selling point three years ago when they bought the house.
The Wisnieski Home
The Wisnieski home, constructed by builder Jeff Tester, was finished almost entirely by the homeowners. They did the stone work on the two fireplaces, installed all the wood flooring, all the tile work in the bathrooms and kitchen, made built-ins, and after watching the kitchen installers, created the lower level bar with cabinetry themselves. The man cave here is a huge workshop—don't miss it. It's downstairs near the equally enviable feminine craft room.