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Ready for Fun | Tips for a Perfect Day on the Lake

Ready for Fun | Tips for a Perfect Day on the Lake

How fortunate we are to live at or visit a place like Smith Mountain Lake where the possibilities for on-the-water fun are so abundant. Veteran creators of really memorable outings ...
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Where Everyone Feels at Home | Designing a Space for Gatherings of All Ages

Where Everyone Feels at Home | Designing a Space for Gatherings of All Ages

Smith Mountain Lake is a destination: 20,600 acres of sun, sports and shopping. Whether you’re a permanent resident, own a vacation home, or you’re earning a second income from a ...
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Hardscapes for Your Landscape | Create Areas to Improve Form and Function on Your Property

Hardscapes for Your Landscape | Create Areas to Improve Form and Function on Your Property

Smith Mountain Lake is known for its stunning vistas, calm waters, beautiful sunsets—and what can in places be a steep lakefront terrain. A slope to the water can make it ...
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Light, Bright & Airy | Custom Home Offers Welcome Retreat

Light, Bright & Airy | Custom Home Offers Welcome Retreat

Photography by Gordon Gregory The COVID-19 pandemic redefined how we work, shop, eat and socialize—and, in many instances, even where we live. The cost of materials significantly impacted the housing ...
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Worth the Wait | Renovations Transform a 1980s Lakeside Home

Worth the Wait | Renovations Transform a 1980s Lakeside Home

Photography by Craig Shaffer Almost 20 years ago, Sheryl and Ed McNally first drove through the neighborhood where they eventually purchased their vacation home. They noted the prime location: lakefront, ...
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From Wish List to Dream House | How One Couple Built the Perfect Retirement Home

From Wish List to Dream House | How One Couple Built the Perfect Retirement Home

Photography by Michael Patch It took four—yes, FOUR—retirements to get here, but Neil and Kathy Harrington finally are settled in their dream house on Smith Mountain Lake. Indeed, all this ...
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What’s Cooking in Kitchens | Top Trends for the Heart of The Home

What’s Cooking in Kitchens | Top Trends for the Heart of The Home

Over the past year we have seen that people are spending more time at home, and now more than ever, the kitchen is certainly the heart of the home. Whether ...
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Second-Home Smarts | Make Owning a Second Home Blissful, Not Burdensome

Second-Home Smarts | Make Owning a Second Home Blissful, Not Burdensome

Heading to a vacation house for weekend getaways or months-long trips provides a chance to live a more relaxed lifestyle that offers entertainment right outside the door; boating, water sports, ...
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