Saluda River Club Wins Best In American Living Award For Community Design

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Saluda River Club received the highly acclaimed Best in American Living Award for Community Design. Sponsored by Professional Builder magazine and the National Association of Home Builders, Saluda River Club is the first community in the Midlands of South Carolina to receive this prestigious award.

Winning the award for design among builders of our size was a tremendous honor

Saluda River Club received the highly acclaimed Best in American Living Award for Community Design. Sponsored by Professional Builder magazine and the National Association of Home Builders, Saluda River Club is the first community in the Midlands of South Carolina to receive this prestigious award. The 2009 BALA winners were announced at the NAHB 2010 International Builders’ Show and officially presented to the developers at the Regal Awards in Columbia on Saturday, February 20th.

“Winning the award for design among builders of our size was a tremendous honor,” said developer Andy White. “It also reinforced our approach to homebuilding and our belief in amenity-rich communities that look as great as they live.”

The BALA design competition is open to builders, developers, land planners, architects and designers nationwide who compete in 36 categories. Design criteria include development concept, site plan, quality of public spaces, special environmental features and curb appeal.

According to NAHB, the winners, which are selected from hundreds of entries, invariably redefine excellence for the residential building industry.

Saluda River Club’s appealing combination of quality and lifestyle yielded exceptional success in 2009. The community achieved new home sales in excess of $15 million despite historic market challenges. Homeowners point to the distinctive home designs, natural setting and exceptional recreational opportunities as the primary drivers in their decision-making.

Andy White and partners Bill Theus and Walter Taylor are principals of Lifestone Communities, developer-builders of amenity-rich residential communities throughout the Midlands. Located on the Saluda River off Corley Mill Road in Lexington, Saluda River Club offers homeowners an exclusive suburban setting with city-style amenities including concierge services and two clubhouses: Chickawa Outdoor Center and Village Club.

The community showcases two neighborhoods distinguished by design and location. The River District features traditionally crafted large and estate homes on wooded lots. The Village District has wide sidewalks with charming townhomes, cottages and single-family residences. To learn more about Saluda River Club call (803) 358-3969 or visit SaludaRiverClub.com

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