Archive for category: Story of a House

The pair of ultra-modern houses stands on an infill lot on Edenton St., four blocks from downtown. Robby Johnston’s firm, Raleigh Architecture Company, designed and built the homes on similar footprints, with a common courtyard. between them.

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 a new-media type of encounter,” Dasgupta says. The couple from […]

Home for the holidays

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 nearly 100-year-old brick colonial in Anderson Heights, it spoke to […]

Art and nature

Art and nature

by Liza Roberts photographs 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 to bring the outside in. “It’s uplifting for me when I […]

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 […]