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12.17.21 While Devon was home for the holidays, she visited The Ennis House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1920s. Featured in various movies, the house is one of the most famous and iconic properties in all of Los Angeles. The house recently sold for $18M after a significant renovation!
2.15.21 Ray visited Frank Lloyd Wrights Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wright's campus and school of architecture is a National Historic Landmark as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1.1.20 We're honored to have received Best Of Houzz 2020 in the design category! We're told only 3% of the professional accounts receive this distinction, we're humbled and even more motivated to continue our design efforts!
10.14.19 Ooh la' la'! Our French Country renovation project has won a 2019 North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS award for Best Addition! This project was a total renovation to a 50's ranch house which added a new upper level and a distinctive roof line..
9.24.19 We're happy to be working on some more contemporary designs and excited to be one of the sponsors for the Charlotte Mad About Modern home tour this year.
4.10.19 Devon, Cale and Ray attended the lecture of Charles Renfro, the keynote speaker for Critical Mass 2019, at The College of Art and Architecture on the UNCC campus. Projects discussed included NYC's The Shed, Boston's Museum of Contemporary Art and LA's Broad Museum.
1.17.19 Our office met with Queen City Exclusive Magazine and photographer Jamey Price for a quick photoshoot. We're keeping our fingers crossed in hopes some of our projects might be featured in the upcoming issues!
2.28.18 Cale and Ray attended the Brick & Architecture Symposium / AIA Membership Meeting in uptown Charlotte. The keynote speaker was Bill Bonstra, FAIA principle of Bonstra | Haresign Architects from Washington DC. (Pictured below is one of their projects on Massachusetts Avenue.) Since there were countless brick samples there, we were able to select a brick from Taylor Clay for our mid-century inspired home project!
1.3.18 Ray attended a three-hour Architectural Seminar at the Duke Mansion entitled "Using Architectural Millwork to Create Inspiring Interiors." The AIA continuing education credits were presented by Koetter Woodworking Inc., ITC Millwork and The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art of North Carolina.
11.12.16 One of our Myers Park projects was awarded a 2017 NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Best Whole House Renovation $250k - $500k.
10.25.16 Ray and Lauren made a trip to High Point, North Carolina for the annual International Furniture Market and to catch up on trends in the interior design industry. A highlight of the trip was visiting the 1923 Radio Building which once housed a bank but is now converted to showrooms and offices.
9.10.16 Ray attended Charlotte's 2016 Modern Home Tour to see how owners & designer's were improving and redesigning some of the area's mid-century modern homes.
1.28.16 Our Daylight House in the Commonwealth Neighborhood was awarded 2016 CotY Southeast Regional Winner for Entire House Under $250,000. The contractor winning the national awards prograrm is DPS Construction.
1.12.16 For the second year in a row, we were given Best Of Houzz in the design category! We're told only 3% of the professional accounts receive this distinction, we're humbled and even more motivated to continue our design efforts!
1.9.16 Ray and a group of students from Queens University traveled to New Orleans over the holiday break to volunteer in the rebuilding efforts of neighborhoods still recovering from the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina. The week was spent hanging sheetrock, but one field trip was taken to see two pristine examples of Plantation Homes owned by the same family. The classic revival has been used in numerous films like Crazy Alabama and 12 Years A Slave and features a curving staircase imported from France.
11.13.15 Our Commonwealth Neighborhood craftsman-style designed project received a Charlotte chapter NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) design award for Best Whole House Renovation under $250K. The contractor receiving the local chapter award is DPS Construction.
9.26.15 We traveled to Durham to attend this years American Institute of Architect's NC Design and Chapter Awards. We submitted our Charleston Marsh House into the residential design category which showcases the best of architectural design in the state.