Category: Home & Garden

UNC President Margaret Spellings makes her historic house her home

by Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen A little over a year ago, newly elected UNC President Margaret Spellings walked for the first time under the monumental portico of the 1907 Neoclassical house on Franklin Street that serves as the President’s home….

Art & home

by Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen “I’m a bit of an art addict,” says Raleighite Carole Anders, “and enjoy using my home as a ‘gallery.’” Sharing her love of North Carolina painting, sculpture, glass, and ceramics – with friends, charitable organizations,…

N.C. Modernist Houses

“It’s just an easy way to hang out with people who share your same passion. How often do we get to do that?” –George Smart, founder of N.C. Modernist Houses and organizer of Thirst4Architecture by Jessie Ammons When George Smart founded…

Honolulu, N.C.

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Catherine Nguyen On tranquil wooded acreage north of Raleigh stands a stunning modernist house inspired by a home perched on Mount Tantalus on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, some 4,8000 miles away. That Honolulu home, designed…

Green acres

by Liza Roberts photographs by Annie Cockrill On a balmy summer evening, guests invited to a dinner for the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation followed directions to a “top secret” location in suburban Cary, where an unremarkable street led them to a magical…

Hidden escapes: My garden

by Laura Frankstone photographs by Catherine Nguyen If my garden could talk, you would hear mostly French, with traces of North and South Carolina-inflected English. I lived in France for three years as a young child; the shapes and patterns of that…

Back to school

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Keith Isaacs Raleigh interior designer Carole Hollowell has designed many houses over the years – some for large families, some small. But creating a home for a sisterhood of 60 presented a new kind of challenge. Her…

Modern traditions

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen It only takes a spark, so they say. In the case of Elisabeth and Todd McGowan’s recent house renovation, a decision to upgrade their kitchen led to a total first-floor overhaul that now…

Mountain living redefined

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen When a Raleigh couple went looking for their ideal vacation home in Asheville, they imagined a log cabin deep in the woods. What they found instead was a mid-century modern five minutes from downtown with…

Worthy of preserving

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by  Catherine Nguyen When Raleigh builder Mark Kirby saw a timeless Tudor Revival house built in Raleigh in the late 1930s by developer Thomas Adickes, he knew it would be perfect for his family of six….

Assembly required

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Catherine Nguyen Most people know the horror of the words “some assembly required”: the miniscule parts and pieces, the half-translated instructions, the ridiculous illustrations that somehow lead you to put the entire thing together backwards….

Fraternal twins: A shared future, a modern heritage

by J. Michael Welton photographs by Juli Leonard For newlyweds Roxanne Saucier and Nabarun Dasgupta, a post on Instagram in the fall of 2012 led not just to a new home, but to a new communal lifestyle in downtown Raleigh. “It was…

Home for the holidays

by  Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen Martha and Kevin Schneider love tradition. When they moved to Raleigh 12 years ago, the couple had to look hard to find a house that felt like home. But when they came upon a…

This Modern Home in Cameron Village is a Blank Canvas for Art

by Liza Roberts | photography by Catherine Nguyen When Frank Thompson bought two wide lots in Cameron Village in 1997, he knew what he wanted to build: A contemporary home with room for entertaining and art, and windows tall and wide enough…

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