Late Summer Pinehurst Home Tour Part 1

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Last week, I helped our friends Mark and Kathie with “fluffing” their beautiful Pinehurst home for a photo shoot with one of our local magazines, PineStraw.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

Some of you may remember that this is where we hosted Connor’s graduation party in May, and there truly isn’t a more lovely yard in our entire Sandhills area. Mark designed all the improvements to the original structure, which began as a little ranch house in the Village of Pinehurst, and obviously is an incredibly talented residential and landscape designer.

(Check out the New Year’s Eve party they threw at Mark’s downtown Southern Pines office)

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

This project was extra-fun because I got to “work” with my good friend, Danielle, and we had a ball moving furniture, rugs, and pillows around for most of the week. (Yes, this is the same Danielle whose holiday home tour is always a highlight of Christmas at 11 Magnolia Lane, you can see her 2016 Christmas home tour here and her 2017 home tour here).

Bowtie Ball

| L to R: Danielle, me, Kathie, Julianne; there’s a whole lotta blonde in this picture! |

I took several hundred pictures (!), so my plan is to divide them up into three separate posts:  the outside (today’s post), the interior of Kathie and Mark’s house, and the interior of Ila’s house.  Ila is Mark’s mom, and he designed a gorgeous little cottage for her on their property.  Multi-generational living is such a relevant trend in housing and this option is so much nicer than a separate in-law floor or suite.  I can’t wait to show it to you!

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

For now, however, enjoy a tour of the outside of their home and grounds.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

The front door and porch ceilings are the perfect shade of haint blue:

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

| Copper Rain Chain |

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

The rear of Mark and Katie’s house is to the front and right, and Ila’s cottage is to the left:

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

Here’s a video of the backyard that I took back in May, before Connor’s graduation party:

 

 

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

It looks like something out of a magazine, doesn’t it?  Which I suppose makes sense since it will be in a magazine next month!  Many thanks to Kathie and Mark for letting me share their gorgeous home; join me for Part 2 next time!

Full series:  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3

Sources:

Home and landscape design: Mark W. Parson, Inc.

Garden stools, trays, pitchers, cutting board, wire bail bottles, lanterns, copper cups, throw pillows: HomeGoods

Outdoor furniture and cushions: Design Market of the Sandhills

Copper rain chain (similar)

White porch rockers (similar)

 

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Today we're sharing a beautifully landscaped home in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. The yard features several water features, a bocce / croquet court, and an outdoor chessboard.

Comments

  1. Heidi Colton says:

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! ILa is so lucky to have generous children. Can’t wait to see the inside!

  2. What a beautiful home! What is the brick trough that runs thru the yard? is that decoration or does it have a secret purpose for drainage? i Have never seen that before. Thanks for sharing!

    • The trench is a water feature. It begins at the square fountain that you see right in front of their French doors, continues through the croquet/bocce court, then ends in the small infinity pool in front of the outdoor kitchen area. It is a great space, isn’t it? I hope that helps!

  3. such a beautiul yard. I was also curious of the brick trench like going through the backyard. im assuming it is a water feature?

    • Hey, Laura–
      Yes, the trench is a water feature. It begins at the square fountain that you see right in front of their French doors, continues through the croquet/bocce court, then ends in the small infinity pool in front of the outdoor kitchen area. It is a great space, isn’t it? I hope that helps!

  4. Beautiful yard and home! But I, too, am curious about the trench in the yard.
    Ila is very fortunate to have a beautiful cottage right in the back yard of her son’s home!

    • Hi, Nita–
      The trench is a water feature. It begins at the square fountain that you see right in front of their French doors, continues through the croquet/bocce court, then ends in the small infinity pool in front of the outdoor kitchen area. It is a great space, isn’t it? I hope that helps!

  5. What a beautiful home! I can’t wait to see the rest of the tour.
    On your first photo, what is the structure to the left? Is that the front of Ila’s cottage? I’m trying to use the photos to picture the footprint of the two homes.

    • That’s actually the kitchen entrance of their home. Ila’s house is to the right and the rear if you’re looking at it from the street. I’ll see if Mark has a sketch we can put in future posts. Hope that helps!

  6. One of our favorite houses to walk by when we’re visiting Pinehurst. 😀

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