Meet the Builder
Greenville, South Carolina
What inspired you to build All-American?
As a former manufacturing guy, I've seen first-hand the results of taking a raw material to a finished product that is sold on the open market. Manufacturing means jobs, and a lot of them. After almost a decade in the custom home building industry, I have seen a decline in U.S. construction jobs–a lot of it due to the use of materials and products made somewhere other than the United States. When I saw the news coverage on Montana homebuilder Anders Lewendal and his commitment to build a home with materials made in the USA, I was inspired to try it myself, especially after reading that the use of just 5% of USA-made materials in the construction of a new home means 220,000 jobs.
What's the inspiration behind the design?
Our goal was to create smaller open floor plans with a strong focus on outdoor living areas. We have done this, in part, by taking cues from what we see as emerging new trends in plan design. Our designs include a focus on a spa-like master shower and no tub, and casual dining instead of formal rooms.
What are your favorite features that make this cottage special?
This home has great windows bringing in as much light as possible into the main living spaces. A variety of outdoor living areas expand the living space and 10' ceilings in the main level help create an even larger feel.
What do you like most about the All-American Cottage?
VISIT THE ALL-AMERICAN COTTAGE | VERDAE, GREENVILLE, S.C.
Open Thursday–Sunday (May 2-19) | Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays: 1pm–6pm; Saturdays: 10am–7pm
6 Shadwell Street, Greenville SC | Ruskin Square at Hollingsworth Park-Verdae
Built by: The Cottage Group