Traditional House With Contemporary Heart
A traditional style house built by Steve and Nan Moore hides a contemporary heart. Their new home in Pinewild designed for living, working and entertaining family and friends will be shown during the 15th annual "Kitchensand Moore" tour on Thursday, Sept. 11.
Sponsored by the Moore County Extension and Community Association, Inc., the event benefits the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina and other Moore County youth programs.
Steve Moore, a retired stockbroker, and Nan Moore, a legal assistant, had lived happily for some years in Phoenix, Ariz., with their poodle, Biscuit, before discovering the Pinehurst area. Avid golfers, they came to play and decided to stay.
They returned in three months to purchase a lot. Five years later, in 2005, they took possession of their new home from Wayne Haddock of Pinehurst Homes and became residents.
An artistic stained glass double door has flowing streams of color spilling through onto the generous foyer. The contemporary style begins here with clean, uncluttered lines, a palette of earthen shades coloring the walls, which outline welcoming spaces.
The great room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast rooms are separated from a two-tiered patio by double-glass doors that frame a picturesque view of the fourth tee of the Holly course and dogwood trees.
The expansive patio features a fire pit containing automatic gas-burning lava rocks. The barbecue grill is at one side with an array of chairs, tables and flower urns. Nan notes that their grounds are tended daily by Steve, who is an enthusiastic gardener.
Nan credits designer Suzy Morgan for achieving the contemporary appeal. The wall colors blend from adobe to caf au lait to chocolate to rust to seafoam green with a dusty purple plum in the powder room. All are highlighted by white ceilings, white woodwork and white molding.
Matching rugs are used with beige ceramic tile and warm wood flooring. A soft but compact commercial-grade carpeting is used in the two offices, the master bedroom and the guest suite. Only Duet shades are used at several windows when necessary.
The great room features a fireplace with raised hearth and an inviting seating arrangement. In the dining room, table and chairs are dark brown with a polished finish. The length of the table is accented by a five-candle centerpiece. White upholstery on the chairs and in a
custom-built buffet with granite top and wall cabinet provide contrast. A display of antique family silver and a
Tuscany-style chandelier add interest.
The kitchen has been almost fully outlined with richly hued cabinetry by Harold Locklear, master cabinetmaker. Matching granite tops the counters. Pendant lighting is used over the island that offers bar stools on one side.
The appliances are stainless steel and black. The breakfast area is enclosed by windows and has a convenient door to the patio.
Two bedrooms, with Jack-and-Jill bath between, have been converted into offices. Steve's well-equipped room uses the closet space as a media center. Nan's room has similar coloring and black office furniture she brought with her from Phoenix. Her couch is a hide-a-bed style. Partially retired, she still works each day for a patent attorney, who happens to be her son-in-law. He is Swedish, and with her daughter and two granddaughters, resides in both Pinehurst and Sweden.
The first floor includes a spacious master bedroom with an underlit platform bed and black and white accessories. A metal sculpture of seagulls in flight that belonged to Steve's father, decorates one wall. The suite includes a bath with Jacuzzi tub and large closet/room. A neat laundry room features a doggy door for Biscuit, which allows him to frequent a small, enclosed yard all his own.
A hallway has become an attractive gallery for family pictures. The special powder room in plum with silver accessories, features an unusual basin and faucet. The basin is a leaf carved from its granite base. It is mounted on a custom table also made by Locklear.
The hideaway guest suite is a pleasant surprise and one of Nan's favorite innovations. This second-floor area contains a sitting area with queen-sized futon, computer and TV; a bedroom with king-sized bed; large closet; and built-in kitchen nook with refrigerator and coffee maker to accommodate guests who desire an early or late snack.
The primary wall coloring is caf au lait, adding chocolate for the kitchen and using the same beige commercial carpet found in the offices. This house has lots of room for Steve's two daughters and Nan's two sons and two grandsons as well as her international family and their many friends.
At the Moore home on the day of the tour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Emily Hamilton will be the hostess greeting guests, while in the kitchen serving a favorite recipe will be Chef Ryan Payne of the Magnolia Inn, Pinehurst. Carolyn Register chairs the tour that will also include the homes of James and Cecelia Obi of Pinewild Country Club; Joyce White of Pinehurst; J.J. and Nancy Jackson of Fairwoods on Seven; Don Thompson of Southern Pines; and Ron and Barbara Archbold of National Golf Club.
Tickets and maps will be available the day of the tour for $20 at each home and at The Village Chapel Hall. They are currently on sale for $15 at Phoenix Fashions, Seven Lakes (673-5998); The Faded Rose, Pinehurst (215-0505); Daphne's Hallmark, Southern Pines, (692-7333); Gap Creek Candle Company, Southern Pines, (695-0029) and the Cooperative Extension Service, Carthage, (947-3188).
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