home of distinction
THE ARCHITECTURE BEAU, Ann, Mya and Hayes Gunn moved in just before
Thanksgiving 2020 and were treated to a front-row seat into
the great outdoors with surprise appearances from hawks,
deer, egrets and herons.
“It’s one of my favorite things about the house. We have a pair of binocu-lars
on each floor that the kids are constantly grabbing for,” says Ann.
Beau and Ann prioritized outdoor living in the beginning stages of
design and say Glover nailed it. The quintessential Southern screened-in
porch, for example, was built on the second floor and received a modern
twist with the new Screen Tight clear screen, one of the first to be used in
New Hanover County.
“That product allows you to eliminate the railings on porches and
provide an unobstructed view to the marsh,” Glover says.
It is just one of many distinctive architectural features throughout.
“We created the dogtrot/breezeway as a way to direct guests to the
rear of the home and funnel breezes through that space. Also, I blended
local vernacular forms with industrial material like the corrugated metal
siding,” says Glover.
Opposite: Chinchilla glass adds interest to the front door. Right: Oversized
square pavers lead guests to the back of the home through the breeze-
way. Bottom row: On the upper level screened-in porch, meals at the
concrete-topped dining table can be conveniently served through the
kitchen window; metal is paired with a concrete surround on the indoor/
outdoor fireplace by Mann’s Creative Designs; A modern screen system that
allows a picket-free design provides an unobstructed view of the marsh.