Today's Home: Riverwood Plantation

A two-story home with a roomy basement and two separate double-garage entrances, are driving points that set apart Maria Bovee’s year-old home in Evans, the homeowner said.

She and her husband, Michael, have always longed for the traditional red-brick home, she said. The house features 6,200 square feet, ample space to accommodate a couple of energetic boys – Max, 7, and Luke, 3. A finished basement attracts her boys, said the young mother.

Bovee said she’s thrilled with her home in the family-oriented Riverwood Plantation. “It’s a great community with good schools, a new supermarket, swimming pool, and I especially enjoy the running track,” she said.

Bovee also noted the open layout of the house, high ceilings, hardwood pine floors and a blended kitchen and den. The home has six bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms.

“Even though it’s a large home, it still has an incredibly warm feel to it,” Bovee said.


The neighborhood: Riverwood Plantation

Location: Off Washington Road in Columbia County

Schools: Greenbrier Elementary, Middle and High

Neighborhood traditions: Pool parties, annual Riverwood fall fest, Halloween pizza party, neighborhood Christmas feast/gift-exchange and play production

Current home listing prices: $189,000 to $1.1 million


The Family: Michael and Maria Bovee and their sons, Max, 7, and Luke, 3

The House: 6,200 square feet, six bedrooms, 4½ baths