like geothermal heat, which Meg says sadly is no longer in use, and lights in all the closets and was lotteried to a Duke employee. The Terrys are only the fifth family to live in the home, and Meg was charmed by the short ownership history. Meg and Geordan did a few renovations right away, gutting and restructuring the kitchen area, converting a coat closet by the front door into a wider, double-door entryway, and reworking the master suite a bit and then settled happily into their new home. And then baby made three. “As she got bigger the house got smaller,” Meg says of the sudden abundance of stuff that accompanies bringing a child into the world. The Terrys spent the next two years searching for a larger house or suitable piece of property upon which to build one but were never able to find anything worth giving up what they already had. “We decided it was actually more cost effective just to add on to this house anyway,” Meg says of their ultimate decision to stay put and expand. “And the value held with this neighborhood.” Friend and fellow architect Matt Tindall and his associate Amanda Thomas were brought in on the project. Four architects—two of whom are married to one another—on one renovation risked having too many cooks in the kitchen. But all parties agree that the collaboration elevated the final product beyond what any one of them could have accomplished alone.
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We kind of had a vision of what we wanted. We wanted it to be more modern, and we wanted to have a stark contrast between the old and the new.
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