home of distinction
WORKING WITH FOUR STORIES and the house’s decent bones, Morrison wanted to open the space,
restructuring it out of the ’80s style and into contemporary roots where functionality met a breezy floor plan.
Morrison knew she wanted to work with architect and general contractor Bryan Humphrey of Bryan Humphrey Design and
Construction, but first had to find him.
“Five to six years ago I read a story in Wrightsville Beach Magazine on the house that Bryan renovated two streets behind me on Cowrie
Lane,” she says. “Not only did I like the interior and exterior, there was a quote in that article, something to the effect of, ‘It was really
great to work with an architect who was also general contractor.’ It was a combo of seeing the work and reading that quote. I thought,
‘Wouldn’t that be a pleasure.’”
While Morrison remembered the story about the architect who was also the general contractor, she didn’t remember the name. With a
bit of investigating and tracing back through old issues, Morrison and her sister found the story featuring Humphrey. She called him that
day to hire him for the project.
WBM august 2017