The Roanoker September/October 2017 - 36
THE ROANOKER HOMES 2017
HEN PRIYA ACHARYA and her
family received a gift of land from her
parents, it didn't take long to figure out
what to do with it. They chose to build their home
from scratch in Old Mill Plantation, a beautiful community just off Bent Mountain Road. While the neighborhood feels removed from Roanoke, her husband, a
neurointerventional radiologist at Carilion, enjoys the
drive home each night as it allows him to decompress
from a busy day.
Originally from Pulaski County, Priya is a periodontist at Coots, Cross, Lavinder and Quinn, though she
is preparing to open her own practice in 2018. With
their two daughters, ages two and five, they had many
considerations when it came to building their home.
Their kitchen actually turned out to be the easiest
room in the house. The design expert, Christine Wade
of Reico Kitchen and Bath, drew the picture for them,
and luckily there were no major hiccups or changes,
thanks to building the room from scratch.
"Christine had it on display in their showroom,"
Acharya says. "I loved it and didn't want to change
much to it besides the backsplash and adding an island. I just thought, 'she has good taste!'"
While the showroom model had no island, Acharya knew it was a must-have for her own kitchen. She
Above: The homeowners enjoy their new kitchen. The white space and big windows make for a bright, cheerful room.
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