Archive for category: Story of a House

In the dining room, a Thomas Day walnut sideboard holds pieces of Jugtown pottery from the Williams’ extensive collection, Danish Modern porcelain, and a glazed turquoise bowl that picks up the color in one of Ben Williams’ modern circle paintings called Summer.

Living in harmony

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Catherine Nguyen Clarendon Hall, built in Caswell County in 1842, was described by historian Katherine Kendall as “a rich man’s house.” Today it could be described as a house rich in art. Ben and Margaret Williams have assembled a collection here based on their […]

Pretty is as pretty does

Pretty is as pretty does

  by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen A self-professed serial renovator, Carole Marcotte has breathed life into her family’s Spanish Colonial in Hayes Barton. Carole Marcotte gets a thrill out of solving design problems. With the precision of a mathematician and the pluck of an actor, her approach to interiors […]

Lake living

Lake living

by Jessie Ammons photographs by  Lissa Gotwals Summertime childhood memories for me are all about the lake. Growing up just north of Raleigh, as soon as the weekend rolled around, we were off to Lake Gaston, an hour away but a world apart. Toting marshmallows for s’mores, sugary cereals, sunscreen, and […]

A small guest house/storage unit connects to the main house along a wooden deck marked by a whimsical chandelier.

A little spot of her own

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen A Cameron Park homeowner with a gypsy spirit and eastern North Carolina roots lives an artful and enchanted bungalow life  If it’s true that the supreme art is the art of living, then Cameron Park is home to a master. In a charming bungalow tucked away […]

Chris and Beth Collier sit in hide-covered swivel chairs they designed; beyond lies their open dining room and kitchen.

The world of vanCollier

The hospital’s second floor – which once housed patients, a delivery room, and a nurses’ station – became home. by Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen It takes a visionary to dream up things that don’t exist and make them real. It takes courage to believe in the unlikely, invest in it […]