By now, you’ve probably heard that “Rock the Block” has crowned a winner. The design and renovation competition that challenges teams of HGTV stars to add the most value to a single-family home just wrapped up its third season. This week we finally got to admire the houses in their completed states, and the results are remarkable.
But all those remodels aren’t just for show. Similar to seasons past, the plan is to put the houses on the market for buyers who want to own a custom property with an extra bit of prestige. This leads us to this serene four-bed home in Summerville, SC, now for sale and designed by Jenny and Dave Marrs from HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous.”
It might not have won the top prize, but it’s full of swoon-worthy details.
The property is listed for a cool $1.25 million and designed from floor to ceiling with rustic-modern touches—the Marrses’ signature style, of course. The married duo designed the home with a neutral palette, an open floor plan, cozy couches, and roughhewn wood furniture throughout.
The property’s listing agent, Jason Harper of HQ Real Estate, says every team on “Rock the Block” was “terrific to work with, but Dave and Jenny Marrs really stood out—especially because you could tell how important family life was to them.”
The couple shared details from their own lives (they have five kids and five dogs) and focused their designs on making everyday life with a family not only beautiful but also functional.
“The design is impressive,” says Cedric Stewart, a real estate agent with Keller Williams in Washington, DC, “especially the amount of built-in storage options, which are seldom seen in new construction these days, unfortunately.”
“What really stands out is the craftsmanship. A lot of the items in the home were made by hand by Dave Marrs himself, like the floating bench in the living room, the trundle bed [in the finished room over the garage], and the dining room table,” says Harper.
Dave also constructed the mudroom in the entry, the sauna in the main suite, and the double vanities in the main bathroom.
The family hub on the second floor is primed for maximum fun and utility, with a huge laundry room, genius built-in counters for kids’ homework assignments, a flex room, two bedrooms, and two baths. And the third floor has a bonus media room as well as another full bath.
As for the town itself, Summerville is, apparently, a wonderful place to raise a family.
“Having grown up there, the place has a small-town vibe and a quaint main street, yet there’s all the shopping and restaurants of a large town, too,” says Damian Hall, a real estate agent with the Damian Hall Group.
But the biggest draw? “Charleston is just 35 minutes away, and you’re about an hour from the beach,” Hall adds.
So will this home get snapped up by a buyer? Given the star pedigree and impeccable design, it’s extremely likely, though the blush pink exterior might give some folks pause.
“It’s a unique color, and some of the amenities—like the sauna—might not be everyone’s cup of tea,” says Stewart. “But I suspect a multiple-offer situation here.”
Harper says the Marrs family asked if they could find out who ultimately buys the home, since “they’d like to share some personal insights with the new owner about how their vision came together.”