Natural Appeal: With cedar shingles and a palette of green and brown, the Faragos’ home complements its verdant surroundings. The porte cochere was rebuilt and expanded to create a welcoming entrance, where the children like to draw with chalk.
Artistic Flourishes: Ceramist Josh Copus created the vessels on the mantle and a wood-fired bowl that sits atop the walnut dining table from Central Station in High Point. The pastel above the fireplace is by Will Henry Stevens.
Modern Touches: Horizontal wood paneling cleverly conceals the powder room door and is a contemporary take on the board-and-batten in the dining room and kitche
Room to Grow: The kitchen, formerly a cramped space, became the bright hub of the house.
Living Room: a tile surround replaced a massive stone fireplace facade. Pond Water and the Horned Toad from Blue Spiral 1 gallery rests on the mantle.
Living Room: Michelle and Paul visited the studio of Werner Haker in Brevard to select a painting, which hangs in the living room above a chair crafted by Sam Maloof.
Clean Look: The walk-in shower of the master bath features a custom tile blend in cool tones by Heath Ceramics and a bench by concrete artisans at Mandala Design in Asheville.
Paradise Found: Summer evenings are spent in the hillside oasis that is the backyard.
Paradise Found: the pond is a favorite spot. “The koi are like pets,” says Michelle. “They see you walking by and steam over to you.”
Garden Variety: The porte cochere frames a stone landing with a built-in bench. Beyond, a path winds through the terraced landscape.
Garden Variety: a side patio serves as an alfresco breakfast nook with steps leading to the pond.
Playing Koi: The backyard, complete with a koi pond, is a place for Paul and Michelle to explore with Sam and Eleni.