This is another entry in a series of posts titled “open house” in which we offer photographic tours of selected projects.
Sutton001Nestled in a wooded lot on the shoreline of North Carolina’s Lake Norman lies a grand shingled house we completed almost 15 years ago. A sleepy beast of a house, it almost seems to rise up from a lazy nap to spy who might be trotting up the pier, ready to offer a drink or some shade. The shaggy, sun bleached shingles are freshened by the linen white windows and trim – an classic American combination.

The wooden tinderbox interiors (sheetrock was not invited to weekend here) were casually outfitted by McAlpine Booth and Ferrier.  A humble alchemy of burlap,fruitwood, leather, worn tapestry and stone, the house lures the weary week-worn laborer with promise of leisurely restoration.

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Faithfully,
Greg Tankersley for McAlpine Tankersley

3 comments

  1. […] see the entire post click over to their blog. Thanks for sharing Greg. It’s always a fun […]

  2. Kristen Cone says:

    My brother just bought this home. It’s fabulous!!! Amazing that a home built in 1996 doesn’t need ANY updates. Everything is perfect!! He is loving it.

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