In Good Company

Photos by Notley Hawkins

This expansive contemporary home was built in 2012 and features over 6,300 square feet of modern charm and keen attention to detail. From the 2.11 acre lot and 10-foot ceilings, to the stunning kitchen and light-filled living room, this home was built with dinner parties and guests in mind.

For builder and original owner Jaira Grathwohl, the attention to detail and quality finishings throughout the home are what make it so special.
“We really focused on being creative with the design to suit what our tastes are,” Grathwohl explains. “It was important for us to build a home with our list of ‘must-haves’ as well as a house truly built for entertaining.”

Located in beautiful southwest Columbia, this home features plenty of space for guests both indoors and out. Complete with an 11.5-foot island with seating for six in its spacious kitchen, and an outdoor entertaining space, this Stone Grove home is sure to draw praise from company. The attention to detail can be found tastefully spread throughout the house with its pocket doors, ivory quartz stone fireplace, silver leaf barrel entryway ceiling, and custom wood bar located in the basement.

A home with entertaining guests as the focus often requires additional spaces to delight and captivate. The lower level of this home features a custom wood bar, providing seating for up to ten guests, as well as guest bedrooms and a dedicated play space. No home built to entertain is complete without a space outdoors that can serve as additional room for guests. This home provides two outdoor entertaining spaces – one off of the great room in the upper portion of the home, and another through the walkout in the lower level to relaxation and access to the property’s luscious green space.

The simple orb chandelier draws attention to the silver-leaf barrel ceiling in the entryway. Barrel ceilings provide a soft curve that enhances the spaciousness of the room. The entryway flows into the formal dining room, setting the tone for an extravagant dinner party as bright light from windows adds to the ambiance of the home. Adjacent to the formal dining room, the great room creates a sense of drama with floor-to-ceiling windows, recessed lighting and a coffered ceiling. Modern touches adorn every corner of this spacious living room.

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