Woody Bryan played baseball for Clemson University and he moved his family down to the Upstate area with the desire to live, work, and retire in a community with ties back to Clemson. They wanted to renovate the Crestwood home to make it more functional for their family’s lifestyle.

exterior before custom clemson home renovation exterior of custom home with fireplace
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The biggest challenge on this project was the short time span. As avid Clemson fans, the Bryan family wanted to be able to use the house during the 2019 football season. This gave less than 6 months to complete the full home renovation.

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Navigating hiccups that came up such as unpredictable weather, wood rot, and honey bees in the walls of the house made this renovation deadline even more tricky. However, not one to back down from a challenge, Project Manager, Adrian Knepp, successfully managed the project through many challenges and delivered it as promised to the client within 5.5 months.

“We were able to deliver this house in a short time span (5.5 months) due to the fact that we scheduled our subs far enough in advance that they were ready when they were needed at the house. We started immediately on the demo and started the new framing right behind the demo crew.  We were literally reframing as fast as they could complete the demo. This was key for us to hit the tight time frames while navigating the wet weather.” – Adrian Knepp, Project Manager, Alair Homes Clemson

This finished renovation is spectacular from the moment you walk in. The original design was full of long, narrow hallways and outdated style. Working alongside Ryan McKibben with Mountain Architecture and Designer Brittany Howell we were able to design an open concept home that met both the family’s daily needs and boasted gorgeous spaces for entertaining.

clemson kitchen before custom renovation with cramped kitchen renovated clemson kitchen with extra seating
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“I have been working with the Alair Homes team for 3 years. They are organized and always stay on schedule and this project was no exception. Excellent communication from their team kept this project on track and on budget.” – Brittany Howell, Designer

The concept of designing for entertaining did not end with the interior of the home; it was also a large consideration for the exterior.

“My favorite area is the courtyard in the back of the house.  The addition of the fireplace, grill, and additional seating area in this courtyard makes it really inviting and cozy with the privacy needed to relax.” – Adrian Knepp,Project Manager, Alair Homes Clemson

custom outdoor entertainment area
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The house contains several areas created for people to gather at. This includes a porch extension of the front with view of Clemson University and a courtyard in the back complete with a custom fireplace and built-in grill area.