When Rick and Elizabeth Newton were looking for a new home in Myers Park, they suspected they would have to purchase and renovate in order to meet the needs of their larger family and penchant for entertaining.
“My interiors are often punctuated by the use of bold colors, abstract art mixed with antiques and vintage pieces,” explains Holly. “It is these layers combined with personal objects that make the house a home.”
Everyone uses his or her home differently. Which is what makes house hunting so fun.
“A ranch was the way to go for me,” says Schwartz. “I cook a lot, I entertain a lot. So, I needed something that was conducive to that.”
Buyers consistently pay closest attention to the kitchen.
For the most part, all anyone ever wants is to express who they really are.
“We looked at several other homes, but just couldn’t get this one out of our mind. With every visit to the house, it became easier to imagine what it would be like to live in the space.”
Leslie and Mitchell Wickham looked for a perfect home for over a year, and when they came across this lot on Bolling Road in December of 2006, they were certain they’d found a location for their ideal home...
“We wanted to build a home that had the character and integrity of an original Eastover home,” offers Mark. “But built from the ground-up.”
With the holidays practically here, you still have time for some updates to your kitchen.
The outdoor decor shouldn’t stop at the front stoop.
Not everyone walks into the home they’re going to purchase and falls in love. Sometimes, seeing the potential in a home is just as exciting, knowing that you have to put a little TLC into it to make it your own.
The designer's favorite room is the living room. “It’s edgy, sophisticated and eclectic. I can envision some fantastic entertaining in the evenings.”
Creating a timeless look with smoky, masculine color tones and keeping with the character of an old home, the three set out to mix old with new. “You don’t need a lot of space to live right,” says Rodney.
“I get so much inspiration from everything at the stores and I love a mix of different styles. Mark is very traditional,” says Rodney.
A comprehensive plan for retirement is well within women’s reach.
“As soon as I called Anne, I felt like I’d known her all my life,” remembers Lynn. Though Lynn and her husband weren’t quite sure what design they had in mind, they knew they liked a timeless, classic style. “With two small children, they knew they needed something stylish and comfortable, but also wanted a space in which they could entertain friends and co-workers,” says Anne.