Myrtle Beach, SC—Myrtle Beach’s first Southern Living Showcase Home will open its doors to the community on August 31, 2012

The home, created and designed by Classic of Myrtle Beach, offers the latest in building and design products and like all of the homes built by Classic, will leave a lasting impression on its visitors.

With the essence of a Tuscan estate, the Verona, a single family home located within the Seville community of the Grande Dunes, is defined by detail. Its open floor plan and timeless décor represent the perfect integration of architecture and interior design; a design that has earned the distinction as a Southern Living Showcase Home.

Visitors are greeted by an elegant iron-forged door that opens into a great room that’s warm and inviting; a room that’s equal parts grand and gracious; where old-world flavor meets new-world technology and impressive attention to detail captures the essence of gracious European living. The home’s interior details reflect the exterior. Arched doorways match the graceful curves of both the front door and the windows while a natural gas fireplace adds a relaxed ambiance.

Its rich signature kitchen, one of the highlights of the home and sure to be a favorite of its many visitors, adds a touch of grandeur. The rich cherry cabinetry, the stained cypress of the beautiful tray ceiling and the distressed finishes of the custom-made range and microwave hoods blend with the gleaming stainless of professional grade appliances to create a look and feel that adds to The Verona’s personality and practicality. The spacious owner’s suite offers a luxurious retreat with amenities that include a spa-inspired bath and a custom closet with shelving and drawer space aplenty.

This house is defined by luxury: a den with beautiful oak floors hand-hewn in South Carolina, a guest bedroom of soft neutral colors and refined furnishings and a nursery illuminated by a crystal chandelier accenting an elegantly wallpapered ceiling….and that’s just the interior of the home.

When visitors think it just can’t get any better, they step outside to a large covered lanai with a built-in natural gas fireplace and an outdoor kitchen. This open-air oasis is accented by a screen-enclosed pool and a wood burning fire pit. It is truly the perfect ending to a long day, and the perfect complement to the Grand Strand’s temperate climate.

Within the Verona, visitors will find a variety of intriguing interpretations drawing inspiration from sources near and far, including the creative expression of designers, Susan White of Classic Interiors, Chris Richardson of The Kangaroo Pouch and Dianne Ray of Garden City Furniture. Over 40 local trade sponsors and vendors have come together to create a home where warm hues, rich patterns and a global collection of furnishings create a design that is a beautiful reflection of the home itself, a home that is the true epitome of Southern Living.

The Verona at a Glance:

3,843 s.f. under roof
Great room with natural gas fireplace
Three bedrooms plus owner’s suite
Owner’s suite with large walk-in closet; spa-inspired bath
Custom-built cabinetry throughout
Natural gas kitchen; professional grade, stainless appliances
Large, covered lanai
Screen enclosed pool with water feature
Wood burning fire pit
Three bay garage

About the Builder:

{ Myrtle Beach, SC }

Classic, a member of the Southern Living Custom Building program for five years, was among 100 builders chosen for the 19th annual builder program, a network of custom homebuilders throughout the South. The announcement of their selection as a featured builder of Myrtle Beach’s 2012 Showcase Home was no surprise to the homeowners, suppliers and fellow builders who have worked with them in the past. Classic, comprised of the well-known mother and son team of Susan and Berkley White, has built more than 800 homes in the Carolinas and has more than 50 years of combined experience in home building. The Southern Living Showcase Home represents their 149th custom home within the Grande Dunes.

About the Interior Designers:

Classic Interiors (Primary Interior Design)
{ Myrtle Beach, SC }

Designer: Susan White Classic Interiors is recognized for their ability to create interiors that reflect the lifestyles and personality of their clients–interiors that are welcoming, comfortable and withstand the test of time.

The Kangaroo Pouch (Nursery):
{ Myrtle Beach, SC }

Designer: Chris Richardson

Garden City Furniture (Outdoor Living Area):
{ Garden City, SC }

Designer: Dianne Ray

Southern Living Showcase Home Tours (Where/When):

The Verona
7464 Catena Lane
Seville at Grande Dunes off 76th Avenue
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

August 31- September 23 & November 2-18 (Holiday Tour)
10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily; Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our Charitable Partners:

In keeping with the tradition of Southern Living Showcase Homes, there is no admission fee, but a small charitable donation is accepted on behalf of the charity/charities selected by the builder. Classic has selected Hope House of Myrtle Beach and Coastal Animal Rescue as its charitable partners. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door. A ticketed event, Bluegrass and Biscuits, another Southern Living Tradition, is planned for November 2 with details forthcoming. That event will serve as the kick-off for the Southern Living Holiday Home Tour. (November 2 – 18) Hope House of Myrtle Beach is a nonprofit organization committed to providing a healthy environment for registered Myrtle Beach High School students who are designated homeless or otherwise burdened by circumstances beyond their control and who are actively completing their academic requirements to receive a high school diploma.

Program objectives are to ensure that the immediate critical needs of homeless high school students are met; i.e.: adequate food supply, clothing, housing, transportation, tutorial services, books and other school supplies as well as medical and dental care as needed. Learn more:

Coastal Animal Rescue, a 501(c) 3 organization located in Murrells Inlet, SC is the only cage-free, no-kill, 100% volunteer cat and dog sanctuary in South Carolina. Its objectives are to place rescued cats and dogs into loving permanent homes; to prevent pet over-population through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. An on-premise veterinary clinic offers the public full service veterinary care at affordable prices. Proceeds from the clinic provide medical care for the abandoned and abused pets in the custody of Coastal Animal Rescue. Learn more:

To know, even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A special thanks to Flowers on Broadway who will be keeping the Verona in bloom with fresh floral arrangements throughout both Showcase tours.