Kitchens + Baths

The Best Laidback Plans

The Best Laidback Plans

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Laurie Sprenger is a dietician from a big Italian family, and she likes to cook. But she and her husband Chris “don’t live in…

Someday is Now

Someday is Now

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Even if you’re not a Julia Child wannabe, you still deserve a “tremendously interesting” kitchen, to paraphrase the late culinary icon. Today’s open layouts…

You Can’t Touch This

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In an era known for tear downs and home renovations that erase any trace of a space’s previous incarnation, the Smith home is a…

Coffee With Cream

Coffee With Cream

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Edward Cocciadiferro and his wife Jackie like to go big at holiday time — thus the two ovens and large walk-around island in their…

Hardwood Times

Hardwood Times

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Lush, rural Madison County is one of Western North Carolina’s most heritage-heavy micro regions, the kind of place where old family names have been…

Gutting for Grandeur

Gutting for Grandeur

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Rita Yerby is a career graphic designer who likes to direct her knack for creative logistics into her other passion: rehabbing old houses. Although…

Flocking Together

Flocking Together

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The look is high-flown, thanks to homeowner Debbie Finn’s love of all things avian. In this Cliffs at Walnut Cove kitchen, graceful baroque pendants…

Maximizing Minimalism

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Owners Mike and Clare Haislip envisioned a “Mountain Zen” air for their retirement home in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, and it wasn’t just…