Fatima Baths

While the owners were away, a burst seal on the attic hot water heater caused extensive water damage to two bathrooms and a bedroom below. This necessitated a complete renovation of both baths, replacing hardwood floors and of course, gave the opportunity to re-think outdated fixtures and finishes. 

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The Stable

The Stable was designed to feel like an agrarian outbuilding beside owners Claudia & Kelly's rural Durham cottage. Claudia, a graphic artist, will use the new space as a permanent home for the artists' retreats she had previously led in various locations regionally.  

Built on a tight budget, the goal for the project was to create a warm, open and unfussy space using inexpensive raw materials and simple details. Claudia and Kelly love to tinker and build, so the space was left intentionally bare to allow them creative freedom to add color, texture and detail over time. 

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The Little Green Cottage

To uncover the charm and restore the cottage after years of neglect as a long-time rental, serious renovation was in order. 

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Sue's Bar

Durham homeowners Sue and Morris love to entertain, and they're dedicated mixologists. The gracious floor plan of their new home in Morehead Hill is perfect for large gatherings but lacked the dedicated bar space these cocktail-afficianados desired. We designed a modern wet bar to serve as a work area and to provide plenty of glass and dish ware storage as well as open display space for their collection of liquors. 

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Modern Farmhouse

Designed to be at home in it's historic neighborhood setting and to honor the 1910 Mill Cottage that stood on it's site, the house is a modern take on a vernacular form. Set close to it's secluded gravel road, with varying roof lines and roomy porches, the house is human-scaled and community oriented. At 2278 square feet, with 4 roomy bedrooms, 2.5 baths, downstairs master suite, open floor plan, large mud and laundry rooms and ample storage space.

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Suburban Renewal

House-hunting with toddlers is a challenge. After months of wrangling twin girls in and out of car seats, searching for an affordable and updated modern home, a Durham couple came to us for a solution. We worked together to find a roomy house on a quiet cul-de-sac in a desirable neighborhood. In need of updating but well under their budget, we replaced, repaired, and updated the house to deliver a customized, move-in ready family home.

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