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Their Fair Lady

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Architect C. Allen Brown hasn’t had a sign on his Cashiers office in 25 years. “You’ll probably notice I don’t have a website, either,”…

Loose Reins in  a Tight Space

Loose Reins in a Tight Space

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The smaller a space is, the greater the level of obsessive attention to its design must be. Amy Conner-Murphy, architect, designer, and principal at…

Magic Town Transformation

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North Asheville home is ready for its closeup On the cover of its December issue, national magazine Veranda announced “The Refined Return of Maximalism.”…

Theatrics and a Mission

Theatrics and a Mission

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Luxury estate aims for environmental impeccability  Designed for a particularly dramatic site within the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, the future home of Miami Beach…

Crowning Achievement

Crowning Achievement

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Breast-cancer survivor uses homegrown design skills to create a much-needed sanctuary Geni McKee’s “Little Jewel” doesn’t adorn her wrist, neck, or finger. Her self-described…

The Toast of October

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Parade of Homes shows every luxury mountain vernacular This elegant and lively stone-and-cedar home in Arden’s Southcliff community, constructed by Living Stone Design +…

Rising to Plateau Standards

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House faces the biggest box canyon in the East In the thickly forested Appalachians, exposed rock faces are precious indeed. Fittingly, the largest box canyon…

The Bauhaus Effect

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One architect’s ethos in an important anniversary year Scott Huebner, principal of Brickstack Architects, is known for high-drama modern buildings: Think jazzy stacked cubes…

To the Water Born

To the Water Born

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1927 Lake Lure home gets a makeover  In order to live their best view, the owners of the historic “Queen of the Lake” property…