Build Your New Custom Home on the Lake

Build Your New Custom Home on the Lake

Mar 11, 2020

One of the many joys of building a new custom home with Brown Haven is that you’re basically guaranteed to be surrounded by nature when you choose to build with us. Our homeowners love waking up, enjoying the views from their decks with their morning cup of coffee, and seeing the beautiful outdoors that nature has to offer. We may be biased, but one of our favorite marvels of nature to build near is around the various beautiful destination lakes located throughout North and South Carolina and Georgia. We pride ourselves in building quality homes inside and out so you can enjoy every aspect of your home.

South Carolina Lakes


Lake Keowee


Lake Keowee, located in Pickens County is a man-made reservoir for recreational activities and serves the need for power utilities. The lake is known for having clean and pure water which is great for fishing or swimming. Bring your fishing gear and catch some trout, bass, and catfish. Catch your fish and prepare it for dinner in one of our gourmet kitchens. If you are not into fishing, take a lunch and have a nice picnic overlooking the water. By living lakeside, you can hear the water at night and see the lake while washing dishes. You’ll have total relaxation in your own home. You’ll never want to leave. Some of our most popular floor plans in this area include CedarCliff, LakeSide Cottage, and RidgeView. If you want to live near Lake Keowee, visit our Anderson Design Studio to make this the staycation for you.

Lake Jocassee


Lake Jocassee is known to be cool year-round thanks to the cold and warm rivers feeding into it from the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy great hiking spots around the lake and take in the great view. Lake Jocassee is also known for its fishing. It’s home to some of the most popular fish including redeye bass, salmon, and brown trout. Since you’ll be near the lake, the air will be a lot cooler which means you can spend the night outside by your outdoor fireplace. You can be outside all year round thanks to our nearby lakes. Some of our most popular floor plans around the area include our BlueRidge, Chancey, and Falling Waters. Visit our Anderson Design Studio in Oconee County if you’re interested in living near this nature spot. 

To learn about more popular destination lakes in South Carolina, read our blog; South Carolina's Destination Lakes.

North Carolina Lakes


Lake Lure


If you are a fan of the film Dirty Dancing, you might recognize Lake Lure since the movie was filmed here! Given that this lake is always camera-ready it’s the perfect destination for photography enthusiasts. There are plenty of spots for a beautiful photo-op during your morning walk or for a special occasion with your family! 

Absorb all of the beauty that Lake Lure has to offer and consider building your new custom home near this Rutherford County gem. Some of our most popular floor plans in the area are our Creekside, HighLand, and Farmhouse plans. To get started building your new home new Lake Lure, visit our Asheville Design Studio.

Lake James


Full of breathtaking views, Lake James in McDowell County North Carolina is a lovely place to kick up your feet, sit back and just relax. Surround yourself with the trees, calming waters and sounding birds. If you’ve read Where the Crawdads Sing, this is the ideal place to hear their songs. Lake James is the perfect getaway for outdoor adventures and recreational activities, one of the few lakes in the area that allows jet skiing, camping, and fishing. 

Choose from some of our most popular home plans in the area: Chancey, Gallatin, and IvyLog. To get started building your new home near Lake James visit our nearby Asheville Design studio to get started today.

Lake Junaluska 


Nestled within the hills of Haywood County, Lake Junaluska is a man-made lake that features some of the most gorgeous views in North Carolina. In addition to the breathtaking views, Lake Junaluska offers various outdoor recreational activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Imagine sitting outside and taking in the surrounding views while listening to your favorite music, accompanied by the sound of the water. 

You can live in your own oasis by Lake Junaluska in one of the areas most popular Brown Haven floor plans like our Claymore, McIntosh, and Maple Cottage. Visit our Design Studio in nearby Asheville to get started building your new North Carolina home.

Georgia Lakes


Lake Lanier 


Lake Lanier is one of Georgia’s most popular destinations, and it’s easy to see why. Loaded with beaches, parks and picnic spots; you can relax on the beach, zoom down a waterslide, paddle a quiet cove, wet a line, or zip across the waves. Later, join friends and family for waterside dining and converse about the day's adventures. 

Lake Lanier offers various activities both on and off the water. Enjoy water activities such as jet skiing, boating, canoeing, fishing and more on the lake. Stay dry and appreciate the many parks and trails for hiking, biking and even horseback riding around the lake itself. Lake Lanier also boasts a variety of off-water activities such as shopping and fine dining. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at Lake Lanier, whether it’s on or off the water, this lake has it all! 

Some of our most popular floor plans in Hall County are our IvyLog, RiverStone, and MountainRidge plans. If you want to live in Hall County near Lake Lanier, visit our Dawsonville Design Studio to get started with the process of building your new custom home.

If you are interested in living near one of these lakes in South Carolina, North Carolina or Georgia, contact us to get started on your custom home today! 

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