Category: Story of a House

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….

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