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March 15, 2022

Now that you've filled out your bracket, it's time to prepare your pre-game fuel and put on your best game face for the big March tournament! Can you hear your team’s fight song getting louder in the distance? Now that the best college basketball teams are vying for the ultimate title, it’s time for you to kick off this great sports tradition with a party in your new Cothran home!

Our floor plans come with the features you've always wanted to host the ultimate game viewing party. Whether it's an open living space to accommodate all your family and friends, or a separate flex space to keep the celebrations contained, with a Cothran home, you have so many options.

Here are our top new home features that'll make your game-viewing party a hit:


Open Floor Plans

In an open-concept home, it's so easy for everyone at the party to hang out, talk, and mingle all in one comfortable space. And with no walls to interrupt the flow between the great room, kitchen and dining room, the hosts can enjoy the party just as much as everyone else.

Large Kitchen Islands

When you have a party of any kind, there can never be enough seating and serving areas. Our large kitchen islands function as both! Pull up the barstools so that folks have more places to sit and eat, or remove the barstools and lay out your platters of snacks, dips, and drinks for easy self-serve access!


Outdoor Living Space

These days, people love spending time in gorgeous outdoor living areas just as much (if not more!) than spending time indoors. Especially in the beautiful spring weather of South Carolina. Convert your covered porch or patio into the ultimate game day experience by setting up comfortable seating areas anchored by a soft outdoor rug and accented with string or lantern lights. You can customize your space to include an outdoor fireplace and wiring to mount a TV above it, combining the luxury of an indoor living room with all the benefits of fresh air and sunshine.

Flex Space

If you're having a few friends over and you don't want to be underfoot of anyone else in the house, bring the watch party up to your upstairs loft bonus room. This is an open room that can be used for a number of purposes. During the tournament, add oversized floor pillows so guests can lounge in comfort, or a rolling drink cart to make serving easy and convenient.


When you live in a Cothran-designed new home in Greenville, SC, there are so many options to throw your version of the perfect sports-viewing party…or any party! Want to make one yours before next spring's basketball madness? Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn all about the process for building a home that’s Inspiring by Design.

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