Saturday, February 23, 2008

Doing It Right

A feature story provides a great example of updating a home and preserving neighborhood character in the Home and Garden section of the News & Observer today.

Home of the Month:
Built to scale
A small bungalow turns into a roomy modern home without overwhelming its space

The result is a house that is entirely modern in its aesthetic yet fits seamlessly into its surroundings. It is a powerful statement about the value of retaining the characteristics that make this neighborhood special while enjoying the benefits of contemporary living.

The house sits in the heart of Raleigh's teardown district, a swath in which developers are razing older structures and replacing them with homes three, four and even five times their size.

A very good story, pictures are available online and in the paper.

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