home of distinction
“WHEN you come upstairs, the goal is, with a house this
long, to have interaction with the outdoors,” Lisle says.
Like old-timey North Carolina seacoast homes from
Nags Head to Beaufort, dormered windows usher
sunlight into what was frequently furnished like one open bunk room. Adding
dormered niches on the second floor achieved the same effect.
The steeply pitched roof above creates A-framed ceilings below where the
Peebles kids share a media room, hangout lounge, and a homework station. On
this second floor, each one claimed a bedroom.
“The kids were at a good age to basically want everything new,” Mazer says.
Selby, age 10 and enrolled in 4th grade, chose a pink and purple palette
for her room. Her older brother, Grant, age 15 and a high school freshman,
anchors his space with navy blue. Davon, 18, and soon to graduate high school,
chose lighter tones reminiscent of sand and sea.
A separate stair leads to Harrison Peebles’ home office above the garage.
Above: The open staircase leading to the bedroom wing also contributes to the
flow of good energy. Right: Papered walls and bathroom ceilings recreate the
fronds of mature palm trees.
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