The romantic but unpretentious design of this Va. plantation-style house speaks to you at every turn. Designed by William E.Poole of Wilmington NC,the plan offers a blending of past and present. 1996 Southern Living Show Home. The bright,open and livable interiors of today's floor plans combine with traditional grace and beauty of the past.Cozy and comfortable,the breakfast area and sunroom fit together as one unit.This light-filled space creates a casual center for family living.The porches,both front and rear,are designed to be integral parts of the house.The front porch captures the timeless spirit of homes built decades ago while the rear porch could be used as a room just off kitchen.Entering through the custom designed front door with leaded side lights and transom,gaze into the grand foyer accented by a 25 light chandelier and main staircase ascending to the balcony with railing overlooking the greatroom complete with custom woodworking and marble surround ventless fireplace. All GE Profile Performance appliances in kitchen with corian counter tops. Ceiling heights are 10 feet on the main floor and 9 feet on the 2nd level.The spacious master suite offers a private retreat on the main level with the master bath having double marble sinks,marble jetted tub,sep. shower and sep. toilet room.The upstairs features 3 large bedrooms,2 full baths with marble counters,a sunken den entered from the balcony or the back hallway,an office, and climate controlled storage.Custom window treatments at all windows.Ceiling fans located in all bedrooms,kitchen,sun porch and upstairs den.Oakwood flooring in foyer,dining,living,kitchen,breakfast area,sun room,great room,powder room,both staircases,back hallway,pantry and 1/2 bath downstairs.Ceramic tile in master bath,laundry and 2 upstairs bathrooms.Large sheetrocked and walk-in storage areas,two of which are climate controlled.Hardiplank siding with bullnose brick steps.Country Estate solid PVC fencing and arbors in courtyard.Fully landscaped yard,designed by Rebecca B.Reed(Associate Garden Editor for Southern Living) Courtyard also includes sprinkler system,sod and concrete patio.Custom designed 2 story workshop and storage area. This building is patterned from a kitchen on the Duke of Glouster Street in Williamsburg,Va.This is a must see property only thirty minutes from Summerville.