The owners of this "Rustic Elegance" custom home totally fell in love with this Waterside Crossing homesite in 2005 & then designed & built their Lake Keowee dream home! The gently sloped lot has a natural sand beach & mountain view with deep water at their hip & a half covered dock. A waterfall feature, meandering from the deck & terrace level patios to the shoreline, enhances the tranquil setting. This home captures the creativity of a well-designed interior, gently melding with the exquisite outdoor spaces. Living at this lake allows you to embrace outdoor living! The divided driveway, with its central island, is drenched with beauty from the azaleas, rhododendrons, blueberry bushes, and trees. The covered front porch, leading into the foyer, features a tongue-and-groove Ponderosa pine wood ceiling, solid cedar hand-hewn columns, and flagstone porch. The entryway is a custom 9' + tall, full-light glass door with sidelights and transom. The beamed, Ponderosa pine tongue-and-groove ceiling defines the Great room & soars 22 feet above the hand-scraped, solid hickory floors. The room is accented by a 16' Eldorado stone-faced fireplace, with raised hearth & custom mantel. The built-in entertainment center is rustic alder wood. The open concept kitchen & dining area contribute to easy entertaining, with just enough separation to subdue noises generated by cooking in the kitchen. The layout is perfect. Custom kitchen cherry cabinets are stained Nutmeg with a coffee glaze & accented in black trim. The central island is in Heirloom black on cherry wood. This kitchen is a gourmet cook's delight with a dual fuel Viking 36" Pro Range accented with Eldorado stone. The stainless steel range hood & liner are Broan Best, KitchenAid convection wall oven & microwave, Miele dishwasher, and SubZero 48 " Classic stainless steel built-in refrigerator with filtered ice and water through the door. The glazed porcelain tile adds to the beauty of the rooms. Granite counters, Kohler under-mount sink & Moen faucet complete the finishing touches. A large pantry is steps from your kitchen. The dining area is surrounded by windows looking out to Lake Keowee and opening into a screened-in porch with 2-sided stone fireplace. All exterior decking is Brazilian ironwood, with new wrought iron balusters and railing. The Master bedroom suite is what you would expect in this luxury waterfront home and adjacent to the master is a large executive office. The exceptional views of Lake Keowee are complimented by the tray ceiling, custom lighting, and huge, walk-in closet with built-in ironing board. The Master Bath Suite features a heated whirlpool tub, exceptional walk-in shower with Grohe fixtures including rain shower and multiple heads, porcelain tile floor, custom cabinets, granite counters, and decorative glass block. The main floor office or 5th bedroom features built-in cabinets, under cabinet lighting, and hand-scraped, solid hickory floors. The bonus room suite is ideal for your guests and features a private, full bath with porcelain tile floor, custom cabinet, and granite counter. The main level laundry room includes the 2-year old Electrolux washer and dryer. The terrace level is ideal for your family and guests. You have the perfect indoor and outdoor living spaces. The terrace level recreation room is terrific. The stacked-stone fireplace anchors the beautiful, custom built-in cabinets. A wet bar allows you to serve your guests their favorite beverages. It is equipped with a Moenstone under-counter sink, icemaker, microwave, & refrigerator. There are two bedroom en-suites, an exercise room, and powder room. The "Mud Room" on the lower level allows guests to walk into your home wet and drop wet towels & swimsuits in the washer and dryer in the 2nd laundry room. The expansive porcelain tiled patio wraps around the lakeside side of the house to the mudroom. There are 3 unfinished areas, a New Rinnai water heater & the home is "Elevator Ready"!