Originally created 07/03/05

Couple met while house being built



The joke in the Moore household is that Renia Moore came to work on the drywall during the construction of Charles Moore's home and never left.

She was working for a construction firm installing drywall at the house, and that's how they met.

That was more than 10 years ago, and the couple is still adding touches to their Aiken County home near Silver Bluff High School.

"I love this house," said Mrs. Moore, a self-professed homebody.

Mr. Moore built the house on about 25 acres to be closer to Savannah River Site, where he worked at the time. He now runs a drywall business out of his home.

Mr. Moore built the house, but Mrs. Moore has put her designer touch on the interior. She is a beach lover, and there are accents throughout the home such as collectible lighthouses, beach-theme paintings and beach-motif wallpaper.

Mrs. Moore said the home is a work in progress; there are several other projects she plans to work on.

At home with

The family: Charles, Renia, Calvin and Mallory Moore

The home: Two-story house with about 1,800 square feet on about 25 acres of land in Aiken County. It has five bedrooms, two of which are used as office space.

Why this home: Mr. Moore custom-built the house about 10 years ago. He wanted to be closer to Savannah River Site, where he worked at the time.