Fun, Food, Friends and Family | Lakeside Living at the Ultimate Getaway

For Steve and Donna Cooper, spending summers and weekends at Smith Mountain Lake means not only days spent relaxing, but also quality time with family and friends. To that end, ...
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The Well-stocked Dock

There are few things more relaxing than sitting on the dock, listening to the gently lapping water, breathing in the vistas, and dipping your toes in the water. Indeed, the ...
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Weekends Come into View | Richmond Couple Creates Restful Lakeside Retreat

What sold Mark and Lisa Cruise on their property near Marker R47 was the view—a lush and inviting vista that stretches eastward across the main channel of Smith Mountain Lake, ...
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Kitchen Islands | New Design Trends Boost Style and Function

Kitchen islands have become so popular in new builds and kitchen remodels that you can hardly find a new kitchen without one. Why are islands on the “must have” list ...
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Rockin’ SML Properties | Natural Elements Lend Timeless Appeal to Landscapes

For hundreds of years, landscape architecture focused on highly structured, formal spaces and was confined to the highest echelons, like palaces and museums. But as homeowners throughout the world have ...
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Treasuring History | Renovation Breathes New Life into Historic Manor

For over twenty-five years, Susan Mitchell Ober dreamed of owning a historic home, preserving it, and operating it as a bed and breakfast in her native Franklin County. An independent ...
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Water, Water, Everywhere | Updated Home Offers Views and Vacation Fun

When Dario and Wendy Marquez bought their home in The Water’s Edge community, the house was as much about potential as it was about reality. Where there were heavy, dark ...
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The Addition of Something Great

It’s no surprise that the white carpet in Floyd Merryman’s Smith Mountain Lake home was the first thing the dog owner replaced when he bought the property. “We closed on ...
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