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Reserve Feature in Garden & Gun Magazine

Jun 03

Reserve Feature in Garden & Gun Magazine

Keowee Dreaming at a Grand Lake Retreat

Written by Nic Brown
Photography by William Abranowicz


Through an open front door, the pea gravel courtyard outside the lake house flashes yellow in the sunlight, while just inside, a pale jute rug echoes the same patterns in beige. A breeze blows through the room, and as it passes from one side to the other, the boundaries between what’s inside and outside start to blur—as if the natural spaces here are simply other rooms in the house.

“I was looking for something man-made that could fit in with what’s God-made,” says the Birmingham, Alabama, architect Jeffrey Dungan, whose firm won the 2020 Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Philip Trammell Shutze Award for this almost 9,000-square-foot structure of Douglas fir, cypress, and stone nestled deep into a bluff over South Carolina’s Lake Keowee…