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Current Projects: Transforming a Home in Cary – Starting With The Kitchen

What began as an addition and kitchen remodel turned into a re-imagining of their entire living space on the first floor and lower level.  The family room, covered patio, and nook connect seamlessly to the kitchen, so that activities flow from one room to another, opening the entire first floor into a generous living space.



The renovation of the home included doubling the size of the existing kitchen, creating a very large open room.  In order to break up the space into usable and intimate areas, we devised a three part organization of spaces.  The first area is equipped with all of the daily necessities for the family, serving as a sort of “kitchen inside the kitchen” with easy access to the breakfast nook and patio; it has a large island with seating, a large sink, under counter microwave, refrigerators, dishwashers, and dishes storage.



The second area is the cooking area in the middle of the kitchen.  It consists of a smaller island with sink situated in front of a large cabinet wall, including a professional range, built-in hood, and plenty of storage.  


Near the center of the area is a bar area.  A peninsula with raised countertops allows the host to serve guests, while also giving him access to the conditioned wine room through an arched door behind the bar.




The addition includes a breakfast nook adjancent to the kitchen (above), and a large covered outdoor patio with a custom cooking area. 



Stay tuned as we plan to share more spaces from this breathtaking home.

Prosfessional photography by: Jane Beiles Photography Construction by: Rufty Homes

Get Hooked: The September Forecast

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As we retreat and savor the last few days of summer, we have a wonderful September editorial calendar for you.

As always we will bring you exciting current projects (including an update on the 1800 Farmhouse), more posts on the Guest Blogger Series and the East-2-West Series. What cities will we have next? You will just have to wait and see!

Judy and I will also be live from New York City as we will learn key business strategies and hear from luxury market experts at the Business of Design 2010 Conference. Check back on the blog for continuous updates, Hilaire has got you covered.

Enjoy our video segments? We will have two more  videos this September.  Judy and Jon Rufty of Rufty Homes, Inc. will talk about sustainability and green design, while Molly will talk about our accomplishments out at the 12 Oaks Development in Holly Springs.

And last but not least, we are thrilled to share with you some of our recent press in  Southern Lady Magazine and also Carolina Parent. 

So are you ready? We ARE! Grab some coffee and settle in.

 P.S. I almost forgot, if you haven’t joined our Facebook page yet, you should!

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Living Green: 2009 Green Home Tour Presented by Stock Building Supply

The 4th Annual Green Home Tour presented by Stock Building Supply is running May 2nd 10am-6pm and May 3rd noon-6pm across 6 counties in the Triangle area. Design Lines provided the interior design services for the entry by Rufty Homes. This house is worth checking out!

The house is located in Preston Grande II on 111 Trellingwood Drive in Morrisville. Click here for a map.

Molly Simmons, ASID of Design Lines was part of the team Rufty Homes, Inc. put together who designed and built a home that was not only beautiful for the client but also one that was environmentally friendly. The green approach is documented in a set of guidelines put out by the Green Home Builders of the Triangle Green Building Initiative.

The green design included a selection of the following:

• Kitchen counter tops came from recycled glass- Rockin ‘teriors

• Cabinetry met green specifications- used with no formaldehydes

• Solar panels are used to heat the water

• Carpet was made using recycled material

• Water based floor stain instead of chemical based was used

• Hardwood floors were sourced locally to cut down on energy expense of transportation

Energy Star appliances and windows

• Sprayed foam insulation to increase thermal envelope effectiveness

• Siding with EPA approved borates

(Visit the house to see a complete listing of the green features.)

Being green does not have to be tiring, time consuming or an after thought; but rather should be efficient, beautiful and best of all environmentally sound.

A Fall Combination- Parade of Homes

Leaves are starting to turn, the weather is getting cooler and you guessed it- it is October which means the 2008 Parade of Homes is here! We are pleased to announce that we have three parades throughout the greater Wake County area. If you’ve got some time, we suggest you check them out.

The Hamptons at the Umstead
Parade # 27 “The Sanctuary”
5012 Clyden Cove
Raleigh, NC

Designer- Ashley Thompson, Allied Member ASID
Builder- Raybran Builders LLC

The Lakes at the Umstead – Winner of the Silver Award
Parade # 387 “Umstead Green”
6009 Sarahcreek Court
Raleigh, NC 27607

Designer- Judy Pickett, FASID
Builder- Rufty Homes, Inc.

The Renaissance at Regency
Parade # 298 “The Home For All Seasons”
202 Michelangelo Way
Cary, NC 27518

Designer- Ashley Thompson, Allied Member ASID
Builder- J.T. Sullivan Custom Builders, Inc.

Award Winning Interior Design | Raleigh, NC