By Cecilie Rohwedder | The Wall Street Journal
Sometimes, the upstairs suite in Mike Stolarski’s home in North Augusta, S.C., is an office. Sometimes it’s a TV room, or an entertaining space for friends. Once a year, it’s a bedroom rented to golf fans in town for the nearby Masters Tournament. And in the future, it might become a game room, so there’s space for a pool table.
When building their 4,200-square-foot, three-bedroom home, Mr. Stolarski, and his wife, Tracy, kept their options open. The design drew inspiration from a charming, 1892 bed-and-breakfast in Charleston, S.C. But their home had to accommodate 21st-century lifestyles, so they asked the architect to include undesignated flex space equipped with ample square footage, electrical and plumbing for multiple uses now and in the future.