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home of distinction 61 J enny and Jason purchased the house about one year ago and wanted to begin the remodel immediately, to be ready in time for summer vacation. From their primary home in High Point, North Carolina, they hired local contractor Chambliss & Rabil and inte-rior designer Anne-Marie Barton, who operates AMB Design in Salt Lake City, Utah, to complete the interior overhaul. The recrafted space would be presented to the clients in a big reveal, showing them a top-to-bottom turnkey design presentation, complete with hors d’oeuvres, candlelight and music. “They were waiting for my text saying it’s time,” Barton says. “The most satisfy-ing part of our job is the minute the client walks in. We feel we haven’t accom-plished our goal if the client doesn’t have a reaction. If we get that reaction, we are happy. This one was extra special because they wanted a getaway and that was exciting and kept us going throughout the remodel.” Jenny and Jason grew up in High Point, and have been together since college. Five children later, it was becoming expensive and logistically difficult to travel for vacations. It was time for a permanent beach getaway, and Wrightsville Beach was the ideal place. “We love the whole family atmosphere at Wrightsville Beach,” Jenny says. The family found a house with a floor plan that was the perfect fit, including all six bedrooms they needed. After functioning as a rental for several years, the home needed to be gutted. Jenny’s father met Norman Chambliss III, owner and COO of Chambliss & Rabil, at a football game and referred him to Jenny and Jason. They interviewed Chambliss and his son, Yates, and thought they were the best fit for the renovation project. The homeowners worked closely with the job site supervisor, Eric Tracey, who was at the house every day implementing and contributing to the creative vision. “Eric is a solver,” Jason says. “If there was a problem or we had an idea he would jump all over it and you could see the wheels spinning.” Jenny and Jason Harris and their five children look forward to spending their first Christmas at their Wrightsville Beach getaway. The now-completely renovated home has personal holiday touches that enhance the warmth of the interior. www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM PHOTO BY ALLISON POTTER


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