Where New Meets Old

When Laura Casey was contacted by a client in the fall of 2009
to renovate a one-hundred-year-old bungalow in the historic Elizabeth
neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, she thought she was in for a
challenge. The homeowners were clear in what they wanted: lots of color and a
transitional look that bordered on modern—a complete departure from the more
traditional architecture of the home. For Casey, though, the difficulty didn’t
lie in incorporating her clients’ design needs into a wholly opposite aesthetic,
but rather in preserving and respecting the architectural details of the
century-old home. “To me, it’s important that people take the principles that
are true of the house and incorporate that into the aesthetics,” she says of her
initial concern that the homeowners would turn their noses up at the idea.  Read more…

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