The Chancellor’s House at North Carolina State University is really starting to take shape! We wanted to share some of the most recent photos with you. The exterior is beginning to look awesome with the addition of concrete patios and planter boxes (below). When all the landscaping is complete, it will be an inviting backyard retreat, and a great place to hold university functions.
Since we last posted, the interior has undergone major transformations with the addition of drywall, paint, and cabinetry. Below, you can see one of the house’s 8 fireplaces, newly fitted with its stone surround and wood mantle. This room will serve as the living quarters for the Chancellor’s distinguished guests. A built-in desk will make it a comfortable place to work.
One of the biggest transformations happened when the staircase was painted. The sensous curves of the stair are newly accented by black picketts lining both sides. It looks really smart!
Upstairs, work is nearly complete on the Chancellor’s family room, a lofty space with tons of natural light. Below, you can see a few of the home’s finished doors. All the doors will be painted black and accented with polished chrome hardware.
The floor stain was finalized last week (below). Applied over a beautiful oak floor, the timeless color we chose will complement the mahogany woodwork throughout the first floor.
When we visited, the kitchen cabinets were still being installed. They are looking great! (above)
The master bathroom is starting to come together – marble tile of different sizes is being applied throughout. Glass panels for the shower will be one of the finishing touches.
There are so many new things to see everytime we visit the house. It’s exciting to see how quickly things are coming together – but there is still a lot to be done! Above, you can see the fireplace in the Dining Room waiting for its wood mantle (above left). One of the most impressive features of the house (yet to be installed) will be the front door and flanking windows. Currently, a temporary plywood partition protects the opening (above right). I can’t wait to see how beautiful the entrance hall looks when it’s finished!
For more on the Chancellor’s house, check out our previous posts:
March 23, 2011
July 19, 2010
images: by DLL