Above: Framed album covers are displayed above the
family’s retrofit three-quarter rope bed in Lawrence’s
room. Opposite, top: Charlie Boney’s home office, repur-posed
as a game room, is festooned with high school
varsity Ws, representing first and second generation
Boneys who lettered in tennis either as New Hanover
High School Wildcats or more recent Woodberry Forest
TWO curved columns were designed
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to disguise double hot water heaters.
Sutton says Charlie never wanted his girls,
who had long beautiful hair, to run out
of hot water when they showered. One
curved column has now been retrofit as a downstairs
Up the open circular staircase to the second-floor
bedroom wing, Chris and Sutton expanded their
master bath by remodeling what was originally Betty
Boney’s dressing room. Each of her children had their
own rooms when baby Chris was born. Charles Jr. had
an adjoining bath, albeit small, now daughter May’s.
The Boney sisters shared a Jack-and-Jill bathroom,
now shared by sons Lawrence and Henry.