Eastover Cottage – The Exterior
My parents moved into their new house this week after a 9 month building process. The neighborhood is restricted to Southern Living home plans, so they chose the Eastover Cottage which was built by Preston Builders. It is quite a change from the mid-century lake house they lived in for the past 20+ years. This is also their first time living in the South. My mom loves the Coastal style, so the house is very light and airy.
I ran over and took a bunch of pictures before they moved in. (I may post some updated ones at a later date as some details were still missing – mirrors, hardware, etc and after she’s had a chance to decorate some). First up – the exterior.
The outside is pretty close to the original plans. Most of the house is a white brick that looks like it is covered in sparkling snow when the sunlight hits it. The porch siding is Hardie composite siding painted SW Extra White. All the trim and upper siding is white vinyl. The shutters were custom made and painted SW Sea Salt. The front door was custom made as well and stained to compliment the Brazilian Koa floors inside.
This side porch opens from the Office and Master Bedroom.
The original floor plans do not include a garage, so the back was modified slightly to include a 3 car garage with storm shelter and bonus room above. The storm shelter is under the bonus room stairs and is accessed from inside the garage.
The side screened porch from the original plans was turned into a enclosed Sunroom.
The porch floors are covered in white tile.
Check back for a tour of the interior!