T home of distinction
“I love the octagons. They are a little more challenging
to decorate, but they add character,” Sherri Drogue says.
he finished product was the dream home for
the Drogues, who relocated to Wilmington,
North Carolina, from New York seeking
warmer weather and golf courses. Art Drogue
retired from Unilever, the consumer products
giant. Sherri Drogue is an interior designer.
Fronting the house is a pergola with a folly — a
whimsical building handed down from Victorian
times. The folly introduces a recurring design motif — the octagon.
“We started playing with that shape and it became some-what
of a theme,” Kersting says.
The shape is prominent throughout the architectural
elements of the house, both on the exterior and the interior.
“I love the octagons. They are a little more challenging to
decorate, but they add character,” Sherri Drogue says.
Crossing the threshold, the visitor is struck by the staircase
as well as the water views. Even the entrance was designed
with the view in mind.
“From the front door, Sherri wanted to see the water,”
They talked about many options, settling on a unique
staircase affording a view of the water while making a grand
statement. Kersting says the staircase itself is a work of art.
“Fran Colangelo King Post Design & Construction
leads an incredibly talented group of craftsmen who confi-dently
pieced together every component of this geometri-cally
difficult house,” he says. “Every detail on and in the
Drogue house was crafted with elegance and versatility.”