|Combining a splendid Lake Keowee point property, sumptuously finished home, and multitude of outdoor living areas, 138 Blue Water Trail is a glorious waterfront estate. Built by Gabriel Builders, 2014’s National Custom Home Builder of the Year, the 10,000-square-foot residence displays preeminent craftsmanship at every turn. Abundant stacked stone, cedar shake siding, and weighty gable accents create an exterior that beautifully harmonizes with its surroundings. Through stately arched doors, the interior opens to a foyer and gallery that affirm the home’s character with additional stone, custom iron railings, and hefty, hand-hewn wood columns. The great room, dining room, and kitchen align to form a grand entertaining hall where windows capture long-range lake views. On one end, the great room’s fireplace features a French limestone surround; this echoes the kitchen’s limestone range hood on the other. Hand-scraped hickory floors impart a rustic feel underfoot, while a variety of ceiling treatments (vaulted plank in the great room, marbleized and domed in the dining area, coffered in the kitchen) command upward gazes. Inset and hidden rope lighting perfectly emphasize every architectural element. The kitchen is industrial in size, yet infinitely artistic in detail. Custom glazed cabinetry contrasts with the immense granite island with its darker, distressed finish. High-end appliances comprise an eight-burner Viking gas range with grill, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Miele dishwasher, warming drawers, and ovens (two wall ovens, convection/steam oven, and microwave/convection oven). The butler’s pantry, which is as large as many kitchens, includes a Miele built-in coffee system, warming drawer for coffee mugs, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers, ice maker, wine cooler, and second dishwasher. Just off the kitchen, the keeping room showcases lake vistas and is topped by gracefully arched ceiling beams that stretch from wall to wall. The palatial main-level master suite consists of a foyer, bedroom with fireplace and vaulted ceiling, private lakeside balcony, his and hers closets with miles of custom storage, and luxuriant bath with multiple extended vanities, jetted tub backed by a lovely bowed window, multi-head shower, bidet, heated floors, and masterfully intricate tilework. Situated near the master suite and lined with board and batten walls, the executive office is equipped with built-in storage and a teleconferencing system. Completing the main level are two half baths (one of which is set in a grotto-esque arched stone enclosure), spacious laundry room with adjoining pet shower, mud room with bench and locker-style storage, and guest room with ethereal recessed ceiling dome. A wide, stone-lined staircase leads to the lower-level. The vast family room with fireplace and kitchenette provides areas for conversation, gaming, billiards, and dining. Two guest suites furnish elegant adult accommodations—both are of master proportions, open to the outdoors, and have showers and jetted tubs en suite. For younger guests, an eight-bed bunkroom, previously featured on houzz.com, is flanked by a wildlife-themed boys’ bath on the left and a pink floral girls’ bath on the right. Additional spaces on the lower level include a mirrored exercise room and adjacent Steamist cedar sauna, second laundry room, and storage room with separate outside access. Some 4,000 square feet of outdoor living areas take full advantage of the lake. The main level incorporates a covered porch with fireplace, screened porch with stone-encased grilling kitchen, and open deck. The lower-level patio also has a fireplace and wraps around the rear of the home. Stairs cascade to a circular lawn. From there, natural stone steps descend to the covered dock with lift and to a seating area with fire pit that is positioned on the picturesque tip of the point property. Pathways encircle the homesite from street to shoreline.