Category: Story of a House

Story of a house: the Jordan house

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Leslie Baker  Today a formerly derelict Queen Anne-style Victorian house on the corner of North Blount and Peace streets has a new lease on life. Holy Trinity Anglican Church has painstakingly renovated the 114-year-old…

Story of a House: A taste for living

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Juli Leonard   The quintessential American interior decorator Billy Baldwin once said, “Great blends of pattern, like great dishes, must be carefully tasted. And constant tasting is what teaches a cook how to taste.”…

Past perfect: A new house for a modern family

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Jerry Blow Near the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Harvey Street, a stately Georgian-style house seems far removed from the traffic running along Raleigh’s busy main artery. Brian Wordsworth says he chose the house…

Story of a house: Classic charm with a twist

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Tony Pearce There is a decided American sturdiness to this 1930s Tudor nestled in an old Raleigh neighborhood. Like the family who owns it, the house exudes a classic charm while embracing the practical…

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