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.
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.
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).
| 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!
For now, however, enjoy a tour of the outside of their home and grounds.
The front door and porch ceilings are the perfect shade of haint blue:
The rear of Mark and Katie’s house is to the front and right, and Ila’s cottage is to the left:
Here’s a video of the backyard that I took back in May, before Connor’s graduation party:
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!
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)