Late Summer Pinehurst Home Tour Part 3

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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.

Full series:  Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Home | 11 Magnolia Lane

| 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:

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

This video that I shot back in May will help orient you to how their backyard is laid out:

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

| Ila’s green thumb is evident in her window boxes |

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

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:

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

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.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

The kitchen is light and bright, and while it’s small, it’s fully equipped (and it’s also still bigger than mine!).

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

Ila’s an amazing cook so these cookies weren’t just photo shoot props.  She sent me home with a doggie bag. 🙂

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

The laundry closet, bathroom, and bedroom are to the left (I’ll show you her bedroom further down).

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

A petite but perfect screened porch is off the door to the right.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

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.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

Sweet little Jazz likes to be wherever Ila is.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

Now I’ll give you a peek at Ila’s bedroom.  It has another high ceiling which makes the space feel so much bigger.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

Check out the view from her window:

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

 

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

Here’s a quick snap of her bathroom; everything is on one level and accessible.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

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.

Mark Wesley Parson Design - Pinehurst Mother In Law Cottage | 11 Magnolia Lane

Design credits (and a lot of the construction, too!): Mark Wesley Parson, Inc.

Thanks for stopping by~

 

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Step inside a charming 720 square foot backyard cottage designed for the homeowner's mother. This is intergenerational living at its finest, with so many thoughtful design touches.

Comments

  1. Uta Zacharias says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful home (both the main house and Ila’s house!) Wow! I live not too far away in Cary, and this property is making me jealous of pinehurst!!! Loved seeing all the pictures, and the homes are just gorgeous! (not to mention the beautiful yard!)

    • Good morning, Uta! We have good friends in Cary and are up there often; it’s a gorgeous place, too! Plus you have Target, Trader Joe’s, and HomeGoods–not that I’m jealous or anything. 😉

      So glad you enjoyed the tour. Good luck as you prepare for the hurricane!
      Christy

  2. Love both of the homes., the cottage is perfect for one and your pup.
    The gray is so warm and inviting.
    The yard and stream is WOW.
    Thanks Katie and Mark for sharing your beautiful home.

  3. Greetings Christy~ Awesome indeed – very cute……curious where the multiple tier plant stand, on her back porch, came from? I love it! Thank you……..Julie

  4. Marty Oravetz says:

    Oh I love this little cottage, so pretty and every detail is so well thought out. Ila is such a beautiful and stylish lady. Great tour.

    • Wasn’t it fun? I am so impressed with how she downsized her things so that her new space feels open and airy. I think lots of people would be tempted to keep their clutter.

  5. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks to Katie, Mark, and Ila for allowing us to peek into their homes. I think I have looked at the pictures at least three times> We are starting a remodel. Can you share information on the kitchen pendant lights, bedroom fan, and wall color(s), Thanks again for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

    • Hi, Elena–
      I’ll check with Ila and get back to you. I’m not sure how quickly she’ll be able to reply as we’re all getting ready for Hurricane Florence to arrive here in NC, but I will let you know as soon as I hear from her. I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour(s)!
      Take care,
      Christy

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