Wowza on the water. Modern architecture that takes your breath away – to say nothing of those stunning water views. 7108 Anchorage Lane has quickly become a contemporary icon on Lake Wylie in Tega Cay, South Carolina. It’s curved glass wall wraps across a point and slows all the weekend boaters who stop to study it. Yet from inside you are above it all – perched over the lake with stunning water views from every room.
The Story: Modernist enthusiasts Barry and Leigh Whaling, who bought the property in 2011 and — after minor alternations — began building the stunning wood and glass home from architect Harry Schrader’s plans. Working during the housing bust made construction a breeze. What would normally have been a two-year project was completed in only one. “Materials were delivered on time and contractors were lined up at our door,” Barry recalls.
Despite its lakeside setting in the Southeast, Barry refers to the style of the house as Mountain Modern. “That’s what I thought when I saw the plans,” he recalls, “Wood and steel, thick walls, huge windows; what you might see in Colorado: A big view house.”
The kitchen is the heart of the home and you can see the water, the screen porch and the dock from it’s primo location. Outfitted with first class Thermador appliances including a six burner range, double ovens and column refrigeration and freezer. The huge island is perfect for entertaining with a party of cooks in the kitchen.