Saluda River Club Named “Best New Community/Subdivision” by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina

Staff Report From Columbia CEO

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Saluda River Club, the visionary, master-planned community of homes, resort-style amenities and natural beauty along the Saluda River in Lexington, S.C., has won a Pinnacle Award from the Home Builders Association of South Carolina for “Best New Community/Subdivision”.  The Pinnacle Awards recognize the craftsmanship of the best home builders and remodelers across South Carolina, and 30 Pinnacle Awards were given in five categories.  Saluda River Club won in the “Best Subdivision” category.

“My team and I are extremely gratified to have won the Pinnacle Award for ‘Best New Community/Subdivision’ from the South Carolina Home Builders Association,” said Andrew (Andy) White, developer of Saluda River Club.  “It’s always especially meaningful to win an award from professional peers who understand our business and appreciate the beauty, quality construction and appealing lifestyle that are hallmarks of life at Saluda River Club.”

Saluda River Club is a 235-acre master-planned community.  Over the years, White and his team have continued to innovate, anticipating the changing demographics and desires of homebuyers, and providing floor plans, styles and features to meet those needs by designing various neighborhoods within the community.  Saluda River Club is located in Lexington’s top-rated public school district, just minutes away from major business, medical, academic and entertainment centers in downtown Columbia, S.C.  The award-winning community is known for its resort-style amenities, which include the Chickawa Outdoor Center, Village Clubhouse, outdoor playground, river access, two outdoor pools, fitness center, walking trail, dog park, community gardens, riverside observation deck, a village green, outdoor amphitheatre, recreation area and much more.

The community recently unveiled new home styles in The Vineyard, a brand-new neighborhood inspired by casual elegance of Napa, California.  The home designs within this stunning new neighborhood are unprecedented in the greater Columbia area and have generated immediate interest, with 17 homes sold in just over 30 days following the opening of The Vineyard’s model home.  The neighborhood’s design and the various home models offer seamlessly integrated indoor and outdoor spaces through open floor plans, optional courtyard pools and folding glass walls between the living space and courtyard, which allow the homeowner to vary the home’s flow, light, and function.  Each home site is designed to accommodate an optional casita, a “mini house” that can be used as a guest house, home office, extra bedrooms, teen hangout, craft rooms or play space for the kids.

The Pinnacle Awards are the most prestigious awards given by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.  They were created to honor those in the home building industry who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem solving and customer satisfaction.  The annual competition focuses attention on the best builders and communities in South Carolina, and challenges the association’s membership to greater levels of achievement.