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Corby House Renovation
Corby House Renovation
The original home was a custom designed spec home built by a local builder/developer. When our clients purchased the property, they were eager to put their own stamp on this incredible mountain home. It was full of rich details such as the exposed timber frame in the living Room, walnut and oak features throughout, and had incredible views of the valley below. But some of the finishes were not to the client’s taste, and we worked with them to adjust those features and to source furniture and decor throughout. We also introduced the homeowners to one of our preferred contractors, who worked with us and them throughout the updates and renovations.
The first architectural features we addressed were the kitchen backsplash, which was once a busy mosaic of glass tiles. Instead, we opted for slabs of silver travertine for a more subdued kitchen, and replaced the countertops with a honed quartz for ease of maintenance and a bright, fresh compliment to the dark oak cabinetry. Next, we replaced a number of lighting fixtures with more subtle and sophisticated options like the fixture in the dining room and stairway. Finally, we sourced furniture and decor from regional vendors and makers in North and South Carolina. Many features, such as the living room coffee/cocktail table and the dining table were custom made locally to our design specifications. Fabrics and finishes are robust, such as Crypton treated dining chairs, so that the homeowners can enjoy the house with their family and grandchildren and not worry about spills or stains. Recliners were sourced for the living and family rooms, not that you can tell! We pride ourselves on selecting furniture that is as comfortable and functional as it is beautiful!
To complete each space, we fabricated custom bedding and window treatments, and selected artwork from local galleries for a finishing touch. Our clients now entertain on a regular basis and often report on the compliments they receive from visitors. We couldn’t be more proud! Their home is now transformed into a customized space where they can make meals and memories with loved ones, which was exactly our mission!