Riverwalk, a new mixed-use village along the banks of the Catawba River in Rock Hill, SC is shaping up to be one of the most unique and amenity-rich places to live in the Carolinas. Having already received national attention for the newly opened Giordana Velodrome, Riverwalk is sure to attract many newcomers to the area. Evans Coghill is currently one of the two builders constructing houses in the first residential area of Riverwalk, Saussy Burbank being the other.
Evans Coghill is a well-respected local company started by Alan Banks and Chris Folk 12 years ago. The name of the business comes from combining their grandmothers’ maiden names.
A little time spent getting to know the two, and it becomes evident why they named their business after family members. They are very active in the business and take great pride and interest in the work they do. You can bet that if you build a home with Evans Coghill you will get personal attention that you may not find with the large, national builders.
The exterior elements of Evans Coghill homes are designed to reflect a traditional aesthetic, but the interiors are all about modern life. Extreme care has been taken to design floor plans with no wasted square footage. As a result, these homes have the functionality of homes with much larger square footage. Absent are the rooms of yesteryear. You won’t find neglected living rooms and formal dining rooms full of dusty furniture waiting for someone to use them.
What you will find are open floor plans, lots of closets (including under staircase space utilized as a closet), and eating areas off the kitchen that are spacious and elegant enough to host your family for a special occasion. The newly finished Landsford Model home, named after nearby Landsford Canal, features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms plus a flex space upstairs that could be utilized as a fourth bedroom. The home also has a covered front porch, a spacious back deck, private backyard, 9 foot ceilings on both the first and second floor, and tons of natural light. This home is offered at $339,000 and is just under 2,500 square feet.
Huge walk-in shower with built-in seat and multiple shower heads. I’d like one of these please. This shower is about 7 feet long and there’s no need for a shower door, which every one knows is one of the worst things to clean ever.
Rooms not pictured include two upstairs bedrooms plus full bath, first floor laundry room, and half bath.
Evans Coghill is part of The Environments for Living Program, a national program that has high building standards to ensure that homes are built to be energy efficient. Evans Coghill Homes are constructed using Premium Zip System House Sheathing and Energy Efficient LowE Windows.
In addition to environmentally conscious house designs and building practices, Evans Coghill is also dedicated to being active in the community. A portion of the profit for each home sold is given to the York County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
All Evans Coghill lots are just a short walk from the River and the Riverwalk Trail which extends for 2 miles alongside the banks of the river. There are some truly breathtaking views from this trail and it’s become very popular with walkers and joggers. In addition, there are many other amenities planned for Riverwalk.
The City of Rock Hill, which has really made a name for itself with its Parks and Recreation, has big plans for the Rock Hill Outdoor Center located within the Riverwalk Development. The Giordana Velodrome is already complete and a new Supercross facility should be ready next year. This will be a big enough facility to host National BMX Events and is sure to be a great asset to the community. Future plans call for a YMCA as well as shops and restaurants.
In addition to Riverwalk, Evans Coghill also builds homes in Baxter Village and Springfield, two hugely popular neighborhoods in Fort Mill.
To learn more about Evans Coghill visit their website and if the idea of living in a community like Riverwalk intrigues you, give Rodney Jones a call ( 704.202.7460). He’d be happy to give you a tour of available Evans Coghill homes as well as the overall community.