We all have thoughts of our dream home…. features that it will embody, the spaces that will showcase our life’s collections, the rooms to entertain our family and friends, relaxation porches, luxurious bathrooms, cozy fireplaces, and dramatic ceilings. A home embodies so many things, and for each of us, the path leads to a unique dwelling that speaks to us, embraces our lives, and evokes memories to share.
Building a home at The Greenbrier has always been seen as a way to create something new in tandem with a great team of talent. We make it easy with a pre-approved selection of professionals: architects, builders, and landscape designers, along with our local, talented interior designers and artisans who can do everything from custom copper gutters to specialty wrought iron railings, painters who craft unique murals and faux finishes to the plant specialists who know which flowers and trees will enhance and grow with the home.
The process is relatively easy. Often we find new property owners spend time on the site, sit in a chair, and have a glass of wine to get a feel for the wind and the sun. Imagine yourself watching the sunset from a back deck or enjoying morning sunrise in your eastern facing kitchen.
Materials and finishes are an integral part of the planning process, though often this evolves as the building takes shape. Once the foundation and framing has started, you can get a true feel for the interior spaces and imagine yourself within. This is when many start to think about built-in cabinetry, shelving, and location of key pieces.
West Virginia offers an array of locally harvested antique timbers and stone; while steel framing, glass expanses, and concrete are well available.
In 2005, we built the Town & Country Showhouse at The Greenbrier Sporting Club on a hill overlooking The Greenbrier resort as a collaborative project with Town & Country Magazine. This home has welcomed two families to discover Greenbrier Living, and continues to showcase the quality construction and luxurious finishes available to our property owners. The following images take you through the phases of construction from start to finish; an amazing process full of creative opportunities and dream fulfillment.
Dream big; build your home at The Greenbrier.