Today I’m excited to share Part 3 of a beautiful Pinehurst, North Carolina, home tour. Our friends Mark and Kathie recently allowed me to take hundreds of photographs of their beautiful home and grounds while everything was looking gorgeous for a local magazine shoot, so if you missed Part 1 (the outside) or Part 2 (the inside), just click on the links to get all caught up and read the backstory of how Mark updated a basic rectangular ranch to a storybook cottage.
| Mark & Kathie’s home |
Part 3 of the tour is the sweet little 720 square foot home belonging to Mark’s mother, Ila. Situated to the rear of Mark and Kathie’s house, her “front yard” is the bocce/croquet court:
This video that I shot back in May will help orient you to how their backyard is laid out:
| Ila’s green thumb is evident in her window boxes |
Ila is one of my very favorite people and I just love her! She’s an incredibly youthful and active lady, and I know that Mark and Kathie consider it a tremendous blessing that she’s been able to live close to them and their son, Wyatt. Now, with the completion of her cottage on their property, she still has complete independence but is steps away just in case. I’ve rarely seen multi-generational living done this thoughtfully and well and had to share.
Here’s beautiful Ila:
Her front door opens into a combined kitchen and living room. She’s set up an entry area and hall table to the left of the front door.
The kitchen is light and bright, and while it’s small, it’s fully equipped (and it’s also still bigger than mine!).
Ila’s an amazing cook so these cookies weren’t just photo shoot props. She sent me home with a doggie bag. 🙂
The laundry closet, bathroom, and bedroom are to the left (I’ll show you her bedroom further down).
A petite but perfect screened porch is off the door to the right.
Moving back inside, I’ll share some photos of her living room. Her decor is light and bright and has a coastal feeling. She’s also not afraid to take a paint brush to a wall or a piece of furniture (a woman after my own heart!). This area is to the right of the front door.
Sweet little Jazz likes to be wherever Ila is.
Now I’ll give you a peek at Ila’s bedroom. It has another high ceiling which makes the space feel so much bigger.
Check out the view from her window:
Here’s a quick snap of her bathroom; everything is on one level and accessible.
Many thanks to Ila, Kathie, Mark, and Wyatt for their willingness to share their home with us. Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be sure to get the answers for you. In the meantime, there’s lots more to see outside and in Mark & Kathie’s house if you missed those posts.
Design credits (and a lot of the construction, too!): Mark Wesley Parson, Inc.
Thanks for stopping by~