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The problem with traditional long-term care policies is two-fold. One, they were underpriced in the first place and two, not enough people purchased them to cover the cost and liability for the insurance companies. This has caused premiums to increase, benefits to drop, and many folks have surrendered their policies as a result. Not a good situation to say the least, because the need for coverage still remains. The cost of a nursing home in North Carolina is approximately $75,000 - $80,000 per year. A married couple age 65 or older has a 50% - 70% chance of needing long-term care at some point, depending on what studies you want to believe. James D. Stillman

Bottom line, not planning for long-term care needs is a huge mistake and could ruin your estate and legacy. Enter “Asset-Based Long-Term Care” strategies. The insurance industry has actually figured out a way to fix this problem where everybody wins, in a sense. Here’s how it works: The base policy is either an annuity or life insurance policy, and then you add on features to provide long-term care coverage. I know there are those of you out there that think you don’t like annuities or don’t like life insurance, but you also may not understand the benefits that they can provide, especially during your retirement years. So please, bear with me. Here are a couple samples: #1 – Hybrid Indexed Annuity with an Income Doubler/Tripler for Long-Term Care - It’s a very simple concept, and it works really well. Let’s assume that because of the income rider guarantee you were able to receive $5,000 per year of lifetime income. With the LTC benefit, you could either double or triple (depending on the contract you choose) your income to help pay for long-term care costs. If your account value goes to zero, the increased income is still guaranteed for five years, and then it reverts back to the original income for life (either joint or single). Not bad, and everyone can qualify since there is no underwriting for annuities. The investment is guaranteed safe, the income is guaranteed, and it’s just a matter of how you use it.

#2 – Life Insurance with a Long-Term Care Rider - Now, for this one you do have to be insurable, and the benefits are dependent on age and rating. But the benefits can be awesome! Here’s an example we recently quoted: Male age 63 (standard rating) with $100,000 single premium gets a death benefit of $193,192 and a long-term care benefit of $489,729 (paid out monthly at $6,802 for six years). That nearly doubles his premium for the death benefit, and he’ll get nearly 5 times what he paid if he needs to use the long-term care benefits. Also, this particular product has a “Return of Premium Rider”, so after the second year you have 100% access to your original premium, and it’s guaranteed to be there even if the contract drops to the guaranteed minimum rate of 3%. Talk about leverage against an insurance company, and still with 100% liquidity and guarantees of your principle amount. Yes, you do have to be insurable to use the insurance-based strategy, and you do have to take the time to learn about these newer “hybrid/assetbased strategies”. In my humble opinion, it’s the wave of the future when it comes to insured contracts and proper retirement planning. If you have “dead money” lying around earning nothing and you need income or long term care coverage, why not put that money to work? It sure beats throwing money at a traditional LTC policy that you may or may not use, or not having any coverage should you need it. Long-term care planning has now become a lot less frustrating with these products that offer multiple benefits. As always, if anyone would like additional information, any of our free reports, or a free consultation, just give us a call at the office or shoot us an email. My book “Finding Safe Harbor in Retirement” is also now available. If you’d like a free copy, just let us know. Also, don’t forget to listen to “The Safe Harbor Retirement Planning Show” on WSIC radio 1400AM & 100.7FM Wednesdays at 8:00am and Saturdays at 10:00am. Until next month, James D. Stillman

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Contents — March 2015 —

As a builder, the quickest and cheapest option was to tear them both down. But we said, ‘What can we do to make this project more eco-friendly and to help someone?’”

14 EDITOR’S NOTE 16 LAKEVIEW Get a preview of exclusive content on our website and blogs this month

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DIY Fix Flex your DIY muscles at two design events coming up

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– Len Bealer, on the decision to save and recycle the Cornelius log home (page 42).

New Perspective Get the look of one of our featured homes

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Social Scene The latest happenings from an awards banquet to an anniversary celebration

30 Calendar The top five events for March

32 FEATURES 32

Happiness at Home Love coming home with the help of Christina Lewis

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Outdoor Escapes Take a look at some exceptional docks around Lake Norman

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Rescue and Recycle Homebuilders tackle a home rescue and conservation project

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Partners in Pastry Friendship is the secret ingredient in a Mooresville bakery

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Modern Opulence March 2015

David Smith tones down a lakeside manse’s look for a chic redesign

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Southern Hospitality Charleston opens its doors this spring with the Festival of Houses and Gardens

66 Business Update 72 Snapshot

Sweet Success! Best friends behind a Mooresville bakery A Cornelius home rescue and recycle project Warm Welcome: Take a peek inside Charleston’s historic homes this spring

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Backyards Boat docks Stylish spaces for lakeside living

Christina Lewis’ cozy backyard at her Lake Norman home. Photo by Justin Smith


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Spring is definitely my favorite season. The color starts coming back to the trees and plants, the weather warms up a little—but not too much, and you can finally spend time outside again. Not that I don’t love a stylish home (we feature a few in this issue), but there’s not much better than sitting around a fire pit at dusk with a glass of wine and a few friends to keep you company. To me, this is what marks the beginning of the season. It sure helps if those outdoor living spaces are modern and

cozy, like Christina Lewis’ Cornelius backyard, as seen on this month’s cover. And not only is her backyard the perfect place to relax, but so is the rest of her house. Though she sacrificed square-footage, style was not forgotten. Incorporating pieces she and her family loved, Lewis was able to create a warm and

Getting to live on Lake Norman is a luxury, so why not take advantage of it?

inviting home without breaking the bank. Learn how to love coming home on page 32. For something a bit more glamorous, David Smith of Custom Interiors updated a lakeside mansion from over-the-top opulence to understated elegance that could make anyone envious. From the old-Hollywood style mirrors to the dramatic lighting, this home begs you to look at the details. Get a closer look on page 54. Getting to live on Lake Norman is a luxury, so why not take advantage of it? Two locals have with their custom-built docks and outdoor living spaces featured on page 38. Marty Cone wanted his dock to protect his boat from the weather, but also be a great entertaining space for his friends, while Betty and Randy Marion went with a Chevy bowtie design, representative of Randy’s long-standing dealerships and relationship with the manufacturer. As the season finally starts to change, pick your favorite spot to take it all in. I know where I’ll be—in a backyard with good friends and a great view.

LUNAHZON PHOTOGRAPHY

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Small Spaces The tiny homes movement is making strides in the housing and design market, but have you ever thought of designing and living in one yourself? One of our writers, Jenn Baxter, is currently in the process of designing her own tiny home and will be blogging about her experience, from taking downsizing e-courses to picking the right look. Her blog will be published twice a month on our website.

Plenty of Inspiration

Wild by Design Award-winning landscape designer Margie Ruddick is our guest blogger this month in a post titled “Wild by Design”. She explains, “The first naturalized meadow I ever saw was at the beach. I would cycle past it and I found it breathtaking.  Now 40 years later I read a profile of the man who created that meadow around his house and it’s described as ‘unkempt’ and ‘looking neglected’.  How did I know 40 years ago that the meadow was something beautiful, artful? Why 40 years later is it still perceived as unkempt?” Check out her piece on our website, and be sure to see her in person as she speaks at the Davidson Horticultural Symposium on March 3.

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With the gorgeous homes and outdoor living spaces featured in this issue, it’s hard not to get inspired. From simple-chic to over-the-top elegance, the designers in this issue really raised the bar. To help keep your ideas organized, all of the pictures featured in this issue will be on Lake Norman Magazine’s Pinterest board. Pin your favorites, and be sure to share your finished projects with us!

ANN CAULKINS Publisher SARAH CROSLAND Executive Editor KATIE COLEMAN Editor CRISTINA WILSON Associate Editor TRACIE STAFFORD Senior Graphic Designer STEVE PIGG Graphic Designer MARGARET KAUFMANN Editorial Intern

PHYLLIS WEBER Local Advertising Director 704-358-5345 JANE RODEWALD Account Executive 704-621-9198 jerodewald@charlotteobserver.com

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Lakefront — What’s In Season —

New Perspective

A JUSTIN SMITH

Are you wanting to redesign your house but are too overwhelmed by the numerous designs, high costs, and the amount of time involved? Christina Lewis, an interior designer and owner of the ReDesign Company in Cornelius, sets a wonderful example with the design of her own home. By redesigning houses in ways that utilize current items, Lewis is able to create new looks! In this picture from her home, shown above, the dark blue walls give off a peaceful ambience combined with comfortable chairs, a desk, and daylight streaming in from the windows. (continued on next page) — Margaret Kaufmann

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t is often refreshing to rearrange or change the design of a room. Recreate Christina’s room in your own home with these suggested items. —MK

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fter being cooped up all winter, thaw out on these food and beer themed tours being offered this month. —MK

Tour De Food Davidson Food Tour

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Although a quaint town, Davidson offers many culinary delights in its independently owned restaurants. Take a walking tour of the town, as you stop in 6-7 different restaurants to sample the fresh food full of rich flavor. Tours available on March 7 and 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tour begins at Brickhouse Tavern. www.tourdefood.com/tours/davidson

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Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour Enjoy a tour of four breweries in the Lake Norman area and experience craft beer tastings, along with complimentary appetizers. Hosted by the Charlotte Special Events Group, the tour departs from T. MAC in Huntersville on Saturday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. www.charlottespecialevents.com/services/26-unique-tours

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PLANTING SEEDS F

or 30 years, the Davidson Horticultural Symposium has been the gathering place for professional gardeners and enthusiasts alike from all over the east coast. The symposium is developed each year around contemporary interests and will be held on March 3 at Davidson College. The theme this year is “Planting Outside the Lines,” and speakers include Margie Ruddick, recipient of Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Award; Sandra Clinton, winner of the Landscape Design Award from the American Horticultural Society; Carol Reese, the University of West Tennessee’s Ornamental Horticulturist; Evelyn Hadden, author of “Beautiful No-Mow Yards” and “Hellstrip Gardening”; and Colston Burrell, former curator of the U.S. National Aboretum and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Registration for the event is $89, and can be completed online at www.davidsonsymposium.org.

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re you a genius when it comes to repurposing old decorative items? Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStores is looking for DIY-enthusiasts and designers to test their creativity in the fifth annual ReStore ReStyle on April 28 at the Mooresville ReStore. The ReStyle challenge is designed to raise funds and awareness for Our Towns Habitat ReStores by demonstrating the unlimited possibilities of donated ReStore items. Designers get to create a 10’x10’ room using items only found in the Cornelius, Mooresville, and Statesville ReStores. The application to be a designer is due by 5 p.m. on March 5. www. ourtownsrestore.org.

Fresh Picks A

s winter turns into spring and the weather grows warmer, the Lake Norman area welcomes the openings of our favorite seasonal farmer’s markets. —MK

Davidson Farmer’s Market Consisting of more than 35 farmers and local producers, the Davidson Farmer’s Market offers a variety of booths providing locally grown produce, as well as meats, cheeses, bread, and eggs. The market will be open on March 14 and 28 (9 a.m. to noon), and will officially open every Saturday starting on April 4 (8 a.m. to noon). www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org

Lincoln County Farmers Market Providing fresh food for the Denver area, the Lincoln County Farmer’s Market is held in the parking lot of Rock Springs Elementary School in Denver. The market will be opening on Saturday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com

The Bradford Store For a wide selection of fresh, naturally grown, and organic foods make a visit to The Bradford Store on Hwy. 73 in Huntersville. Open from Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.thebradfordstore.com

Local farmers and businesses present a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, breads, and milk at this seasonal open-air market in downtown Mooresville. Located on West Iredell and Church Street, the market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon beginning on April 4. http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/fm/ MooresvilleFarmersMarket.html

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At the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Banquet, Sam James with The McIntosh Law Firm received the Passion to Succeed Award. He was presented the award by Bob McIntosh, and is pictured here with 2014 Chamber Chair Hilary Broadway and Chamber President Bill Russell.

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Social Scene

by JENN BAXTER

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recognized local business men and women at its annual Awards Banquet held on Jan. 16 at The Penninsula Club in Cornelius. The event, which was presented by the Lake Norman Citizen, was also sponsored by a variety of local businesses including Dobi Financial Group, Cashion’s Quik Stop, Sam’s Club, Wells Fargo, McIntosh Law Firm, Carolinas Healthcare System, NOVANT Health, Duke Energy, Payroll Plus, AT&T, The Range at Lake Norman, and ServPro NW Charlotte.

2014 Lake Norman Chamber Chair Hilary Broadway presents Greg O’Connor of Champions Sports Performance with the Robert T. Cashion Business Person of the Year Award. Also pictured are Cashion’s sons Bobby, John, Gordon, and Chamber President Bill Russell.

Visit Lake Norman, the Lake Norman Chamber, and the Lake Norman EDC presented U.S. Senator Thom Tillis a picture of the lake to display in his Washington office at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet. Pictured: Randy Marion, Sally Ashworth, Sen. Thom Tillis, Bill Russell, and Hilary Broadway.

Chamber Chair Hilary Broadway (center) receives the Outgoing Chairman’s Plaque from 2013 Chair Wendy Moran and Chamber President Bill Russell.

Historic Latta Plantation Civil War Winter Quarters

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Local Civil War Re-enactors from the 88th New York, 26th North Carolina, 28th North Carolina, and 49th North Carolina

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DEBORAH YOUNG STUDIOS; COURTESY OF LATTA PLANTATION

On Jan. 3 and 4, Latta Plantation invited spectators in to interact with Civil War re-enactors and get a true feel of history as they explored the grounds during their Winter Quarters event. Historic Latta Plantation hosts many Living History events throughout the year, including the upcoming World War Two: Battle of the Bulge, on Feb. 7 and 8.


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Cornelius PARC Department and Huntersville Parks and Recreation’s Picture Perfect New Year’s Party The Cornelius PARC Department and Huntersville Parks and Recreation brought the New Year in with a bang at their Picture Perfect New Year’s Party for adults with special needs on Jan. 16. Guests were invited to bring a list of New Year’s resolutions, which were then displayed in a frame that was decorated during the event.

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Sam’s Club Mooresville One Year Anniversary Breakfast Ninety friends and supporters gathered at the Sam’s Club warehouse located on River Highway in Mooresville on Jan. 9 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the store’s opening. Guests were treated to breakfast and a celebratory cake, while speakers Kirk Ballard (Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce), Bill Russell (Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce), and Vickie Traynum (Mooresville Soup Kitchen) shared how the business has positively impacted the community over the past year.

Club Manager Patrick Walker and country music singer Rockie Lynnes present a plaque on behalf of Tribute to the Troops. The organization conducts motorcycle rides to pay tribute to soldiers that have been killed in battle and visits with the families of deceased soldiers.

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Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce President Kirk Ballard, Sam’s Club Manager Patrick Walker, and Lake Norman Chamber President Bill Russell cutting the anniversary cake.

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Southern Spring Home & Garden Show: The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show returns to its roots with a theme featuring “the best of the Carolinas.” Browse hundreds of vendors including landscapers, interior designers, furniture, gardens, and more. Enjoy food and wine, demonstrations, and get advice from home design and product experts. This year’s show will also have an all-new entertainment stage with musicians, actors, storytellers, and dancers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $11 adults, free for children under 15 with paying adult. $8.50 advance tickets at regional Harris Teeter stores, $9 when purchased online at www.southernspringhomeandgardenshow.com. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. 704-376-6594.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Galway Hooker: Wear something green, grab a pint, and come out to enjoy the festivities all day and night. There will be plenty of food stations, food trucks, and great Irish food from the pub, plus a huge beer selection, game stations, and fun giveaways. Bands performing throughout the day include: Kenny Floyd, Heroes at Last, Brynmor (an Irish drinking band), and the Matt Stratford Band. A portion of the proceeds benefits Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids charity. 12 p.m.-2 a.m. VIP packages available. Galway Hooker Restaurant and Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704895-1782. www.galwayhookerpub.com.

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Everest Classic: This two day gymnastics competition is expected to draw more than 400 female gymnasts from across the region. See gymnasts show off their skills with floor routines, tumbling, balancing techniques, and more. Hosted by Everest Gymnastics and the Cornelius PARC. Hough High School Gymnasium, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. 704948-1449. For additional information, visit www.everest-gym.com or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EverestGymnastics.

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2nd Annual Sip and Seek Bridal Show: This exclusive wedding-style event will give brides-to-be an opportunity to find wedding inspiration for their big day—throughout the venue and from participating retailers. Get to know local vendors in an intimate setting while enjoying complimentary wine, food, and door prizes. Featured vendors include wedding planners, bridal boutiques, caterers, bakeries, photographers, DJs/musicians, florists, hair and makeup artists, and more. Many of the vendors will be offering discounts to those in attendance. 1-4 p.m. Free with pre-registration by March 2 or $1 without registration. To pre-register, email lauren@ruralhill.net. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

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3rd Annual Latta Celtic Festival: Celebrate all things Celtic including authentic cuisine, historical demonstrations, and children’s activities including pony rides and face painting. Music and entertainment by Thistledown Tinkers, Stirling Bridge, the Loch Norman Pipe Band, and Irish dancing troops. Vendors include Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, The Scottish Cottage, Anna’s Sweet Treats, Race City Bar & Grill, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8 adults, $7 seniors, free for children 5 and under. Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

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Happiness Redesigned Lake Norman interior designer Christina Lewis reinvents her life and her home, using happiness as the focal point. by DEB MITCHELL • photos by JUSTIN SMITH

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It’s amazing what can happen when you choose to look at something just a little bit differently. That’s what Christina Lewis, owner and lead designer of the ReDesign Company in Cornelius, lives by every day, whether helping her clients’ homes feel brand new by using things they already own or, along with her husband, Tim, helping others find happiness at home through better marriages. Lewis’ life wasn’t always so deeply fulfilling. Ten years ago, she and Tim, unhappy in their marriage and their lives in general, quit their jobs, sold most of their belongings, and moved with their sons, Camden and Cole, from their house in New Hampshire to a much smaller home in the Lake Norman area, all in an effort to up their “happiness quotient.” This downsized lifestyle freed Tim up to go back to school for a master’s degree in psychology. “It forced me to read every book about marriage that’s ever been written!” he says. Although he now works full time for an energy company, Tim’s marriage counseling practice shares a URL (www.lovecominghome.com) with Lewis’s design firm. In 2005, Lewis launched the ReDesign Company, based on the idea that, as she puts it, “You don’t have to buy a $10,000 sofa to be happy.” Using a unique talent for transforming


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“Sure, it can be hard to make that thing that’s sentimental to them fit into the room’s design, but that’s what moves people’s souls.”

her clients’ spaces with items they already own, Lewis and her team create rooms that look surprisingly cohesive and welldesigned, with no hint of hodge-podge. “The people looking to hire us love our story, love that we incorporate what they already have,“ she says, “Sure, it can be hard to make that thing that’s sentimental to them fit into the room’s design, but that’s what moves people’s souls. We really do pay attention to what they have and love, and to what’s important to them.” Lewis’ own home is filled with storied items: a petrified wood coffee table and a tufted velvet sofa that have been with the family for years, her grandparents’ china hung artfully on a dining room wall, and an industrial-chic wooden light fixture by famed

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furniture designer Joe Manus hanging in the home’s office (Lewis met Manus by chance at Costco on her son’s 16th birthday; she invited him to the party that night and he arrived with the light as a gift for the birthday boy). Because ‘gallery walls’ are one of Lewis’s favorite decorating devices, her home’s walls boast groupings of everything from mirrors to maps, to her children’s artwork. Hung randomly enough to look relaxed yet precisely enough to look neat, Lewis displays framed cards from friends alongside paintings and treasured family photos, one of which is so special to Lewis, in fact, that she also wears a miniaturized copy hanging from a chain around her neck instead of a wedding ring. Lewis even worked her magic in the family’s garage. As the


Lewis’ own home is filled with storied items like her grandparents’ china hung artfully on a dining room wall.

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boys, and their frequently visiting friends, grew, she realized they needed space to stretch out, hang out, and just be guys. Rather than upsize to a larger home, Lewis converted their detached garage into a hip, teen-worthy man cave. “They’re out there all the time!” she says. She brought in space heaters for the colder months and the boys watch movies and play video games on a flat screen TV a counseling client gave Tim as a creative form of payment. Lewis relegated garage items that couldn’t be stored elsewhere like the lawnmower to a ‘garage closet’ she fashioned using inexpensive curtain panels. The creation of the man cave, along with the outfitting of the backyard with fairy lights, various seating groups, and a fire pit, means the family now lives in—and enjoys—literally every square inch of space they own.

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By looking at her life and her home from a different angle, Lewis reinvented both to be simpler and more meaningful. Her talent and efforts toward helping others do the same have earned awards and accolades, such as the selection of the ReDesign Company to design the stage for TEDxCharlotte in the fall of 2014 and multiple consumers’ choice awards from the Charlotte community. In yet another riff on Lewis’s passion for helping others to “love coming home,” she and Tim are writing a marriage book together. “It’s not another how-to book,” says Lewis, “It’s a snarky, irreverent book about marriage.” Whether it’s helping people redesign their rooms or reinvent their marriages, Lewis says, “We want people to be able to look around their homes and just feel happy.” LNM


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These custom docks bring entertaining from the home to the water. by MICHAEL J. SOLENDER • photos by DUSTIN PECK

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Chevy Bowtie For Randy and Betty Marion, their Alexander Island lake-side dock is a family affair. Space to entertain and provide the grandchildren with plenty of room to roam were key components behind the design. “I really have to give all the credit to Mark Lancaster,” says Randy, 63, acknowledging the owner of Lancaster Dock in Troutman. “He came up with the design, the special lighting and large seating area that make enjoying the lake such as pleasure.” Lancaster incorporated the signature Chevrolet Bowtie design into Marion’s platform, homage to Marions’ longstanding area dealerships and relationship with the automobile manufacturer. The dock is ringed with LED blue lighting providing a particularly striking look after the sun goes down. Lancaster noted the Marion’s dock was one of about 60 projects he worked on last year. “People who come to us are looking to essentially extend their home onto the water,” says Lancaster, 50. “We work with folks on everything from custom shoreline design, bouldering, and retaining walls, to plant enhancement and environmentallyfriendly decking.” In addition to a large, covered, and open-sided seating area facing the water from the shoreline, two lifts accommodate boats and an additional pair of lifts is available for personal watercraft. “It pleases me to no end when I have people tell me they’ve seen my dock and the Chevy Bowtie from the air when flying in to Charlotte Douglas,” says Randy. www.lancasterdock.com

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Easy Entertaining When Marty Cone, 27, looked to enhance the shoreline of his Cornelius home off the Peninsula at Lake Norman last year, he had several objectives in mind. “I wanted to have a covered slip to keep the weather off my boat,” says Cone, referencing his 21-foot Malibu wakeboard boat. “And I also wanted a seating area out on the dock where I could set up some deck chairs and entertain my friends.” Complementing the architectural integrity of his Adirondack-style lake home right down to the look of cedar shake siding and incorporating a nautical theme were design elements he emphasized in working with Brooke Foxcroft, 40, owner of Fox Docks in Mooresville. Foxcroft has been designing, building and repairing decks and installing boat lifts in the Lake Norman area for 11 years. “I use synthetic decking for most every project,” says Foxcroft, an exclusive area dealer for VEKAdeck, engineered vinyl shell decking with a foam core. “It’s smooth to the touch, comes in a variety of colors, is extremely low maintenance, and remains relatively cool even in direct sun.” Cone loves the look of his dock which includes a lift for his boat, nautical-style rope railing, and slate-like shingle that matches his home. “I like the fact that it is a fixed dock; it’s quite exposed in this area, and I like the stability I get with this design,” says Cone. “There are built-in steps from the dock to the water for swimming and it’s just a great place to hang out and enjoy the lake.” www.foxdocks.net LNM

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Home Recycling A new construction project for a luxury home on Lake Norman turned into an old home rescue by DEB MITCHELL photos by LUNAHZON PHOTOGRAPHY

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When Tom and Gail Balousek decided to build their dream home on the shores of Lake Norman, they never guessed they’d be part of something much bigger. The Balouseks hired Len Bealer of Mooresville’s Kenneth Bealer Homes to head the design and build team for what was to be a large, resortstyle home. Bealer, whose company has built and remodeled homes in the Lake Norman area for more than 20 years, helped the Balouseks find the perfect lakefront property on Jetton Road in Cornelius. Bealer and his clients agreed that the lot (which is actually comprised of two lots situated next to one another) called for a site-specific home design that would take best advantage of its inherent features and views. Bealer brought Harry Schrader of Schrader Design in Charlotte onto the project, knowing Schrader was a skilled, high-end architect who would also be passionate about designing the home to fully respect the land in every way. At the start of the project, there were two existing structures on the property that needed to be dealt with. “As a builder, the quickest and cheapest option was to tear them both down,” says Bealer, “But we said, ‘What can we do to make this project more eco-friendly and to help someone?’” Bealer brought in Chip Bridges of CBC Stone and Recycling in Mooresville to evaluate the structures for salvageability. CBC, which specializes in demolition and clearing, as well as dredging and building sea walls, has been in operation since 1985, adding a stone and concrete recycling

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yard some 10 years ago. While one of the structures on the property wasn’t worth saving, Bridges says, “I just couldn’t see demolishing the log home.” The log home is a three-level structure totaling roughly 2,800 square feet. Bealer, Schrader, and Bridges agreed it had intrinsic value based on its structural soundness, the beauty of its exposed beams throughout, and a relatively new heating and air system. “Our immediate reaction was to stop and

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think,” says Schrader. “Because all of us had the same attitude towards it, we were able to really collaborate and make this decision together.” Bridges even had a recipient in mind for the home—a widow who recently had a stroke and wanted to live close to her family on their property in Sherrills Ford. The questions remained, however, as to whether or not moving the home was tactically possible and ecologically beneficial:

Would it be too large to fit on the roadway and to avoid striking overhead utilities and traffic lights during transport? Were there entry points already on the property to accommodate the equipment and the house or would it be necessary to remove trees and unduly disturb the land just to get the house off the property? Enter Chuck Crouch of Crouch Brothers House Moving Contractors, Inc. Bridges had previously worked with Crouch, who is


the third generation to run the Mooresvillebased business his grandfather started in 1923—he used teams of horses and mules to move homes back then. Crouch sealed the deal by determining that by removing the home’s roof, the log home would be movable and that the property’s entry points were sufficient as is. The move was on. Not surprisingly, ‘surgically removing’ the virtually intact house from its basement foundation, transporting it to another

county, and then reinstalling it on a newly dug basement foundation is a complex process. First, Bridges and his team donated time to remove the log home’s gambrel roof in preparation for the move and Crouch coordinated the necessary permits, as well as securing highway patrol escorts. “We can only move it on a Sunday morning so we don’t interfere with commerce,” says Crouch, “I understand that people get frustrated when we’re on the road with

a house; but when you recycle a house, you’re saving all kinds of products from the landfill—cabinets, carpet, hardwood floors, plumbing. It’s really important.” Next, Crouch and his crew punched holes in the home’s masonry, cut out the stone chimney’s base, and inserted a lattice work of steel beams to undergird the house during removal. They then used hydraulic jacks (much easier than the screw jacks his grandfather used) to lift the house off the MARCH 2015 lakenormanmagazine.com

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foundation. The home was then maneuvered onto a flatbed truck where a three-point system evenly distributed the home’s weight for the trip. Once at the Sherrills Ford property, Crouch and his crew placed the house on cribbing, where it will wait until Bridges finishes the new foundation work. Crouch will return to lift the home onto the new foundation and remove the steel beam lattice work. From there, Bridges will replace the roof, connect plumbing and electrical, finish out the masonry work on the chimney and where Crouch’s beams had been, sand and re-stain the logs, thoroughly clean the interior, pass all of the requisite inspections, and, finally, obtain a certificate of occupancy so its new owner can move in. “It should take about 60 days to put the house back up,” says Bridges. “When it’s done, it’s going to look awesome.” With custom home experts like Bealer and Schrader on the project, no doubt the Balouseks’ new home will look ‘awesome’ as well; but they’re even more delighted to know that by building their dream home, they did a good thing for the environment and for someone in need. As if salvaging the log home wasn’t enough, Bealer says, “We’re reusing the existing rock and stone on site [for the new home] and we’re crushing the concrete from the log home’s old basement walls and footings and putting it into the project.” Instead of defaulting to cheap and easy demolition, everyone involved opted instead for hard work, generosity, and eco-consciousness, saving a beautiful, useful house from the landfill and fulfilling a woman’s vital need for a home in the process. LNM

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Lakeshore — Cuisine. Interiors. Arts. Travel. —

Partners in Pastry Two best friends evoke nostalgia with their classic New York-style bakery in Mooresville. by KEIA MASTRIANNI • photos by GRANT BALDWIN

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Cynthia Field and Joe Torcasso, owners of Cyntucci’s in Mooresville.

An odd familiarity washes over me when I walk into Cyntucci’s, the New York style Italian bakery on Main Street in Mooresville. Maybe it’s the décor—New York memorabilia displayed proudly on the walls, an artistic shot of the Brooklyn Bridge (what’s more New York than that?), a ceramic Italian chef adorned with trademark red and white checkers, and a cheeky nod to an accent that I can hear in my sleep plastered on the walls and trinkets throughout the shop...“cawfee,” “sugah,” “dish clawth.” The space is homey and comfortable with a personal touch that feels more like someone was decorating his or her living room instead of a bakery. A glass case displays cake pops, cheesecake seamlessly enrobed in chocolate, cream puffs, tarts, éclairs, and monstrous coconut macaroons. To the right of the L-shaped case is the stuff of my childhood—rows upon rows of two-bite cookies in varied shapes, colors and styles, a feast for the eyes. There are shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles, lace cookies, rainbow cookies striped red and green with layers of jam in between. Wedding cookies, dusted with powdered sugar and studded with mini-chocolate chips sit next to shell-shaped cookie sandwiches filled with cream and chocolate. The display is a throwback to the thrill of childhood holidays when my family would buy trays of Italian cookies

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from the local bakery while I munched on a cannoli. Cyntucci’s has fresh cannoli too and Italian bread because, the sign says, “we ARE Italian.” For Joe Torcasso, this shop is the manifestation of his mind’s eye. “This place is designed the way I had it in my head for the last 20 years,” says Torcasso, who is nicknamed “Tucci” because of his uncanny resemblance to the actor Stanley Tucci. His friends also call him “Joe the Baker” which is how his partner in pastry, Cynthia Field, came to know him. If you haven’t caught on, Cyntucci is a melding of the two, the first three letters of Cynthia’s first name and Joe’s nickname, Tucci. “We met at a party,” says Cynthia, who still works days as a third grade teacher. “He was doing the cake and I was doing everything else.” “The first time we met,” said Field, “Joe looked at me and said ‘Oh, you’re my competition.’ The two kept running into each other at parties and soon they joined forces, baking out of their homes for parties and special occasions. Over the phone, Cynthia gives me a taste of the banter that makes this partnership work. “Did he tell you that if it wasn’t for me, he wouldn’t have a


This place is designed the way I had in my head for the last 20 years.” —JOE TORCASSO, OWNER AND BAKER

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bakery?” says Field in an unmistakable New York accent. As best friends, Torcasso and Field play off each other’s strengths and use that energy, along with timetested family recipes, to fuel the familial atmosphere inside the bakery. In just three short months, the two have already developed a cast of regulars.

At three o’clock on a Tuesday afternoon, like clockwork, Hugh Sykes, 69, and Everett Canterberry, 68, walk through the doors. The Mooresville residents joke with Torcasso, as if they’ve been coming for years, and proceed to feed me cookies and forkfuls of cheesecake from their own plates. At one point, Sykes walks outside

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Interiors

Overdesigned to Streamlined David Smith of Cornelius’s Custom Interiors tones down details and brings subtle sophistication to a Lake Norman family home. by DEB MITCHELL • photos by JUSTIN DRISCOLL

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When David Smith, interior designer and owner of Custom Interiors—a fine furnishings store in Cornelius—started work on his clients’ home in Mooresville’s The Point subdivision more than seven years ago, it was virtually dripping with over-the-top opulence. “The house had been a spec home,” says Smith, “They’d bought it quickly because it fit the bill in terms of size for their large family.” When they hired him, he says, the three-story home was so overdesigned that it was hard for them to even know what they wanted. Smith, whose own aesthetic is best described as ‘traditional modern,’ knew it was best to start slowly. “I did a really soft transition with these clients. I didn’t want to go in and tell them to get rid of everything. They needed to be able to trust me first.” The designer, who says he feels lucky to have worked with so many wonderful clients with widely varying design tastes in his 18 years as a designer in Lake Norman, started by giving the home’s kitchen a minor facelift. He removed excess detailing on cabinets, painted over the heavy glaze with a soft neutral color, and added classic oil rubbed bronze hardware. He then swapped the goldflecked counters for understated granite. Over time, Smith gradually introduced more modern elements into the home’s spaces. He kept color palettes restrained, using mostly neutrals, but sidestepped blandness by layering textures. When it came to lighting, however, Smith didn’t hold back. “I love big, statement lighting,” he says. Smith sourced the glam fixtures, and all other furnishings he used throughout the house, from the Custom Interiors store. In the dining room, Smith mirrored the French flavor of the home’s architecture in the classically European dining chairs, chandelier, and skirted marble-topped buffet. The modern glasstopped table keeps things from going over the top. Because the walls throughout the home are covered in gypsum plaster,

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Smith’s go-to flat finish paint looked chalky and drab. Instead, he employed glazes and wallcoverings throughout the home. In the dining room, he used a subtle, almost tonal, mural treatment. The hexagonal breakfast room is simply outfitted, by contrast, with a starburst patterned oval table and comfy upholstered chairs. The custom window treatments are hung on unfussy rods. A sisal rug beneath the table gives the space a finished look. In the salon/living room, the clients’ piano shares the spotlight with a fireplace Smith had made to order by Francois & Co. in Charlotte. Most elements in the space were kept elegantly understated so as not to compete with the stunning barrel-vaulted ceiling Smith covered in a bronze finish and adorned with a massive

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iron chandelier. In one guest bedroom, Smith employed the homeowners’ old bed, adding lacquered side tables and upholstered x-benches to freshen the look. Beautifully upholstered twin beds and an upholstered cabinet fill the other guest room, which Smith kept just a bit on the masculine side. Most recently, Smith tackled the wife’s home office space and the master bedroom. He wrapped the office walls in horizontally hung butt-joint paneling, which he painted bright white (he treated the laundry room walls in the same way). Rich walnut counters and stainless steel-wrapped shelves bring elemental contrast, while office paraphernalia is neatly stashed away behind


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cabinet doors. The office’s wrapping station is a storage and functionality bonus. In the master suite, Smith layered soft shades of chocolate, gray, and eggplant. He mixed textures like the linen wallcovering on the tray ceiling with the sleek acrylic and steel tables in the sitting area. The walnut and metal “four poster” bed modernizes the space with its geometric quality, while the viscose rug and the fireballs used in lieu of gas logs add visual interest. The master bath features mosaic tile floors, a freestanding tub, and smoky Hollywood mirrors covering the shower’s outer wall (Smith hung the same mirrors over the mantle in the husband’s home office). Upper cabinets at ‘his’ vanity are touch-open mirrored cabinets, while on ‘her’ side, the uppers are linen-upholstered with nail-head detailing. It took some time, but the more the clients trusted Smith, the more his designs transformed their previously overdesigned home into a fresh take on ‘traditional modern’ style. LNM

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Travel

Southern Hospitality From cozy restaurants to historic homes, there’s no shortage of charm in Charleston this spring. By KATIE COLEMAN

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Historic Southern cities are havens for those who appreciate classic architecture, charming homes, and bountiful gardens. At just over three hours away, Charleston is a picturesque springtime destination—just in time for the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. Take advantage of a trip to the lowcountry during the mild spring months by staying downtown. Within walking distance of Waterfront Park, local shops, and top-notch restaurants, The Vendue (www.thevendue. com) off East Bay Street is the ideal locale to call home for a few days—or a week. The inn, the epitome of Southern hospitality with a heavy dose of history, lies within Charleston’s historic French Quarter Art District. Originally a set of warehouses, The Vendue underwent a $5.5 million renovation and reopened in 2014 as Charleston’s first boutique hotel dedicated to the arts. The hotel’s public spaces feature two to three different exhibits each year, all curated by Robert Lange Studios. Original art is also displayed throughout all corridors and in Gallery Rooms. Here you will also find Charleston’s only Artist in Residence Program. Stop by on one of the many tours (usually accompanied by a glass of wine) to meet the artist. The Vendue is also home to upscale dining in The Drawing Room, casual dining and drinking at The Rooftop (panoramic city views included), and a cozy coffee shop called The Press. To get around to many of the city’s attractions, keep the car parked and either take a stroll or make use one of the inn’s complimentary bicycles. Start a day of exploring on the right foot with some of the best breakfast and brunch spots in the city. Tucked away on State Street

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The Vendue, located at Vendue Range and East Bay Street, recently underwent a $5.5 million renovation.


Some of the best things to do in Charleston involve dining and drinking (sometimes at the same time). Try the shrimp and grits at Dixie Supply Bakery & Café, chicken and waffles or crispy-skin snapper at Poogan’s Porch, or a variety of libations at Striped Pig Distillery.

next to a small food store sits Dixie Supply Bakery & Café (www. dixiecafecharleston.com), a favorite that boasts a menu full of family recipes for traditional Southern breakfast, brunch, and lunch staples. Try out one of the daily specials (like maple bacon pancakes), or stick to the menu and go for heirloom tomato pie served with sweet potato cornbread or lowcountry shrimp and grits. While probably best known for the ghost stories and famous grits, brunch at Poogan’s Porch (www.poogansporch.com) is not something to be missed. Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., brunch has a varied menu, with starters like mac and cheese with country ham and aged smoke gouda, or biscuits and gravy, to main courses like the Charlestowne Fry (open-face

omlete, fried oysters, gouda cheese, peppers, applewood-smoked bacon, with drizzled remoulade), and crab cake benedict (poached eggs, hollandaise, and a crab cake on a fresh-baked biscuit), a dish where every bite is perfectly decadent. Ready to take a break from sightseeing in historic downtown Charleston? Take a quick drive to Charleston’s first distillery since prohibition, Striped Pig Distillery (www.stripedpigdistillery.com). Drop by for a tasting Thursday through Saturday to sample some of the moonshine, vodka, gin, rum (be sure to try the spiced rum if they have it), bourbon, and whiskey the distillery churns out during the year. After an afternoon of touring homes in the city’s Old and MARCH 2015 lakenormanmagazine.com

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Historic District, make plans to dine out at some of the city’s best eateries. Across Bay Street from The Vendue sits Cypress (www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com), an upscale dinner spot housed in a historic two-story building featuring a floor to ceiling wine wall and an upstairs Mezzanine Bar with an old speakeasy feel accented by exposed brick and playful lighting. The menu includes selections from James Beard nominatede Chef Craig Deihl’s in-house charcuterie program, the Artisan Meat Share, which produces more than 90 types of meats. Try elegant dishes like smoked salmon wellington or the filet of beef topped with boursin cheese, and then take a decadent turn at dessert with a Grand Marnier soufflé.

Not only does Cypress have a top-notch menu featuring items like house-cured meats and boursin-topped beef filet, the interior is relaxed and modern with exposed brick and an upstairs mezzanine bar.

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For something new, visit Charleston’s Upper King Street, where fresh fine-dining establishments have begun to spring up. One of the relatively-new kids on the block is Indaco (www.indacocharleston.com), a light and airy take on the traditional Italian restaurant. Make it past the hearty wood door into an open space with white brick walls, butcher-block tables, and pops of yellow. The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Michael Perez, originally brought on prior to opening to help with menu development and to establish Indaco’s pasta program. Under Chef Perez, Indaco sports a menu of curated Italian classics, exceptional pastas, and unique ways of serving pork—from snout to tail. Don’t overlook the pizzas; those have a gourmet twist, too. The cotechino comes topped with braised greens, San Simon da Costa cheese, a farm egg, and Pecorino Romano. For a real treat, let the chef curate a four-course, family-style meal for $45 per guest. Though the restaurant includes an impressive wine list, don’t miss the craft cocktail program. The bar features Italian favorites on draft like the classic negroni, or Indaco specialties like the Italiano, a mix of prosecco and house-made limoncello.

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While just walking around Charleston allows guests to admire historic homes from afar, the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens (www. historiccharleston.org) grants visitors access to the interiors and gardens that dot the streets of downtown. This month-long event (March 19 to April 19) offers daily house and garden tours in the different neighborhoods around town. Tours include a selection of private houses and sites not normally open to the public. Grab tickets to one (or many) of the self-paced tours, or look into a few of the events held throughout the month, such as Barbecue and Brew at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum or the 3rd annual Bluegrass Jam at the Charleston Music Hall. Whether you’re in it for the food (we wouldn’t blame you), the views, or the month-long events, Charleston is a bountiful springtime escape. LNM


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Downtown Blossoms opened in the building where Moore Buds & Bows was previously located before it closed last fall after five years in downtown Statesville. The flower shop offers a full line of floral services providing fresh flowers, plants, silk arrangements, and more. Although the business is not affiliated with the previous operation, owner Priscilla Bennett said customers should recognize two familiar people in the store: Pam Summers, manager, and florist Sally Jones, who has 30 years’ experience crafting all types of flower arrangements.109 E. Broad Street, 704-873-0338. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. J.D. Goodrum is constructing the Denver

Canine Club project, a 13,000-square foot animal facility in Denver, N.C. The club is designed by Campbell Design, and will provide daycare and boarding services for dogs in the area. J.D. Goodrum is owned and operated by founder and partner, David Goodrum, and partner Jamie Yoxtheimer. For additional information, contact Melissa Patton at 704-895-8842 or melissa@ jdgoodrum.com. Tang Soo Karate Academy will open in unit B-1 at Park 21 Business Center in Cornelius, which will be converted into a karate studio. The property was sold by Tadd Holzen of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors from Okwara Properties and Matt Gallagher of Gandy Homes. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5-7 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. www. tangsookarateacademy.com.

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Dr. Nicole R. Cullen joined Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hepatology’s Huntersville office. Cullen, a graduate of Boston University, earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her residency at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after finishing her fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Cullen’s professional interests include celiac disease, esophageal disorders, and hepatology. www.charlottegastro.com.

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Our Towns Habitat for Humanity celebrated

the completion of two new homes to two hardworking local Habitat families: Zuriyah Clary and Tina Caldwell, whose homes have been completed in the Norman Park neighborhood in Huntersville. Our Towns Habitat Women Build program funded Clary’s home. This is the eighth Women Build home to be built within the Our Towns service area. Caldwell’s home was funded through revenue generated at Our Towns Habitat ReStores. Both new homeowners invested time and sweat to make these new homes a reality for themselves and their families by attending life skills classes and working 400 hours of sweat equity building their own homes as well as other Habitat homes under construction. www. ourtownshabitat.org.

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Future Fashion Designers celebrated its fifth year in business this past January. Owner and costume designer, Shawnelle Cherry says the organization’s mission is to inspire and encourage creativity, artistic skills, and passion through fun, innovative fashion and sewing classes for kids, teens, and adults. Since 2010 Cherry and her staff have taught hundreds of kids and adults to sew - inspiring them to create with fabric. FFD has day and evening classes on a yearly schedule and fashion and sewing camps in the summer for girls ages 8-16. Future Fashion Designers, 123 N. Main Street, Mooresville. 704-799-3553; www. futurefashiondesigners.com. — Compiled by Moment Palmer. Email business news to kcoleman@charlotteobserver.com

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Timothy A. Barker, MD

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Assoc, P.A.

Celebrating more than 85 years of commitment to the Charlotte area. Mark T. Weigel MD James H. Antoszyk, MD Northcross Medical Park Exit 25 Off I-77 16455 Statesville Rd., Ste. 280, Huntersville, NC 28078 704-295-3600 • www.goodsenses.com

FAMILY MEDICINE Bremnor Family Medicine Dr. Judy Bremnor, FAAFP 136-H Corporate Park Dr., Mooresville, NC 28117 704-660-9780 www.judybremnormd.com

Iredell Family Medicine Dr. Emily Nabors, FAAFP 544 Brawley School Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-360-5190 www.iredellfamilymedicine.com

Alisa C. Nance, MD Lana Hill Simmons, FNP-C 150 Fairview Road, Suite 210 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-235-0300

Amrish Patel, MD Jill Calhoun, PA-C Amber Price, PA-C 154 South Main Street Troutman, NC 28166 704-528-9903

James N. McNabb, MD Karen Carson, FNP 435 E. Statesville Ave Mooresville, NC 28115 704-663-5056

GASTROENTEROLOGY Carolina Digestive Health John C. Clements, MD Cassandra R. Minor, MD Glen L. Portwood, MD Barry R. Schneider, MD 705 Griffith St., Ste. 205, Davidson, NC 28036 704-799-2750 New Patient Appt. Line 704-372-1615 CarolinaDigestive.com

Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatology John H. Moore, III, MD Steven A. Josephson, MD Scott A. Brotze, MD Michael W. Ryan, MD Nicole R. Cullen, M.D. Lake Norman Offices 13808 Professional Center Dr. Huntersville, NC 28078 150 Fairview Rd., Ste. 120 Mooresville, NC 28117 Appointment line 704-377-0246 www.charlottegastro.com Locations also in Charlotte, Ballantyne, SouthPark & Matthews

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HealtH & Wellness Providers GASTROENTEROLOGY Carl A. Foulks, Jr., MD Angela Kellermeyer, PA-C 359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-878-2021

Neil M. Kassman, MD Leann Barnett, PA-C 359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-838-8215

HOME HEALTHCARE Interim HealthCare Mooresville 235 Medical Park Rd., Suite 203 704-840-0040 Interimhealthcare.com/Carolinas RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, CNA+ available Homecare for Pediatrics & Seniors

INTERNAL MEDICINE Manish G. Patel, MD Amy Bolling, FNP-BC Julie Abney, PA-C

128 Medical Park Rd, Suite 101 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-658-1001

Internal Medicine and Wellness Center

Dr. Scott Moss 10320 Mallard Creek Rd, Ste. 271 Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 503-6321

A membership practice affiliated with MDVIP and Hallmark Physician Group

NEUROLOGY Andrew Braunstein, DO Ryan Conrad, MD Craig DuBois, MD Douglas Jeffery, MD

Fully Accredited, Non Profit, 24 hours, 7 days a week 888-872-6652

124 Professional Park Dr. Mooresville, NC 28117 704-662-3077 9735 Kincey Avenue, Suite 203, Huntersville, NC 28078 704-766-9050

HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE

Lakeside Neurology Lori B. Schneider, MD

lredell Home Health

Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County Mooresville Office Terri Phillips, MS, BSN, RN, CHPCA, President Teresa Romzick, MD, Medical Director Laura Chambers Blackwelder, RN, Nurse Liaison 150 Fairview Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-0051 • www.HOIC.org

Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County Statesville Office Terri Phillips, MS, BSN, RN, CHPCA, President Teresa Romzick, MD, Medical Director Kim Ashley, BSN, RN, Nurse Liaison Sina Brown, RN, Community Liaison 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 704-873-4719 • www.HOIC.org

Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County Gordon Hospice House Dana Bell, BSN, RN, Gordon Hospice House Director 2341 Simonton Road Statesville, NC 28625 704-761-2400 • www.HOIC.org

Catawba Regional Hospice — Catawba Valley Hospice House Dr. William Thompson, Medical Director Dr. Virginia Duany Jimenez, Assistant Medical Director Dr. J. Steven Corder, Part-time Physician Dr. Philip Greene, Part-time Physician Dr. David Lowry, Part-time Physician 3975 Robinson Road Newton, NC 28658 828-466-0466 • www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

Treatment of all Neurological Disorders including Headaches, Neck & Back Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 19615 Liverpool Pkwy. (Exit 28) Cornelius, NC 28031 704-896-5591 • www.drlorischneider.com

Huntersville Eye Care Center Vision Care, Eyewear, Contact Lenses Across from Huntersville Elementary. 215 Gilead Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078 704-992-EYES (3937)

University Eye Associates Steven H. Eyler, OD Kenneth W. Best, OD Maggie M. Metwalli, OD Robert C. Hamp, OD 455 South Main St., Ste. 100, Davidson, NC 28036 704-896-9090 • www.universityeye.net

Vision Center of Lake Norman Chuck Monson, OD 125 Commerce Park Rd. Ste 103 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-799-2020 • www.visioncenterlkn.com

OPHTHALMOLOGY Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Assoc, P.A. Huntersville Office Celebrating more than 85 years of commitment to the Charlotte area.

Dharmen S. Shah, MD 359 Williamson Road, Mooresville, NC 28117 704-873-1100

James H. Antoszyk, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology/ Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

NUTRITION Lake Norman & Charlotte Nutrition Associates

Justin C. Brown, MD

Jennifer Manley, RD/LDN Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

Vitreoretinal Diseases

16501-D Northcross Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078 704-650-9745 or 704-895-9865 Providers for BCBS, Cigna and Aetna Insurance

Julian C. Culton, MD

OPTOMETRY Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Assoc, P.A. — Huntersville Office Celebrating more than 85 years of commitment to the Charlotte area. Michael J. Spicola, OD Comprehensive Optometry/Ocular Disease

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Scott Jaben, MD Cataract Surgery/Multifocal Lens Implants/ Near VisionCK/ Laser Vision Correction/Implantable Contact Lens Kashyap B. Kansupada, MD FACS Comprehensive Ophthalmology/

Northcross Medical Park Exit 25 Off I-77 16455 Statesville Rd., Ste. 280 Huntersville, NC 28078 704-295-3600 • www.goodsenses.com

Robert M. Saltzmann, MD

Catawba Regional Hospice — Sherrills Ford Hospice House

Eyes On Lake Norman Optometry Jonathan Sugarman, OD

Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Karim Nazer, Assistant Medical Director Dr. Khawaja Rehman, Part-Time Physician 7473 Sherrills Ford Road Sherrills Ford, NC 28673 828-466-0466 • www.CatawbaRegionalHospice.org

134 Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville, NC 28117 704-696-8370 www.eyesonlakenorman.com

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

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Cataract & Refractive Surgery/ Uveitis

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract

Erin O. Schotthoefer, MD


HealtH & Wellness Providers OBSTETRICIANS & GYNECOLOGISTS

PODIATRY

RHEUMATOLOGY

Kenneth Bloom, DPM Kurt Massey, DPM

Sean M. Fahey, MD

James Al-Hussaini, MD, FACOG Teresa Melvin, MD, FACOG Grant Miller, MD, FACOG James Wilson, MD, FACOG Laura Arigo, MD Katie Collins, DO Melissa Poole, CNM Lauren Crosslin, CNM 131 Medical Park Road, Suite 102 Mooresville, NC 28117 704.663.1282

137 Professional Park Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117

128 Medical Park Road, Suite 101

704-662-8336

Mooresville, NC 28117

OPHTHALMOLOGY Iredell Eye Center Statesville Office 646 Hartness Road, Statesville, NC 28677 704.872.4108 Andrew N Antoszyk, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Taressa A. Gillig, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Walter B. Holland, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Robert M. Saltzmann, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Craig S. Self, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology Brent B. Warren, MD Comprehensive Ophthalmology

ORAL SURGERY Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery

Patrick Coleman, DMD Michael J. Coleman, DDS 19910 North Cove Rd., Ste. 100 Cornelius, NC 28031 704-892-1198 • www.carolinaoms.com

Johnson Oral Surgery

PELVIC HEALTH Carolina Urology Partners, PLLC Pelvic Health Institute G. Bernard Taylor, MD David Konstandt, MD The Park - Huntersville 9735 Kincey Ave. Suite 302 Huntersville, NC 28078 704-414-2870 • www.carolinaurology.com

PHYSIATRY Interventional Spine care Harsh Govil, MD, MPH 359 Willamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-235-1838

704-662-3077

Dharmen S. Shah, MD 359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-873-1100

URGENT CARE AND OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

125 Days Inn Drive Mooresville, NC 28117 704-660-9111

PLASTIC SURGERY Harborview Plastic Surgery Specializing in Breast Surgery & Body Contouring Jean-Pierre Riou, MD 19615 Liverpool Pkwy. (Exit 28) Cornelius, NC 28031 704-896-5806 • www.riouplasticsurgery.com

Mark T. Weigel MD James H. Antoszyk, MD

Northcross Medical Park, Exit 25 Off I-77 16455 Statesville Rd., Ste. 280 Huntersville, NC 28078 704-295-3600 www.goodsenses.com

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117

RADIATION ONCOLOGY Lake Norman Radiation Oncology

704-235-1838

170 Medical Park Rd., Ste 100, Mooresville, NC 28117 704-235-2580 • 704-235-2599 (fax) www.treatcancer.com Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

www.jasonbatleymd.com

Mooresville, NC 28117

704-978-3560

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

544 Brawley School Road, Mooresville • 704-658-0956

124 Professional Park Drive

Express Care

Celebrating more than 85 years of commitment to the Charlotte area.

Dr. Jason Batley

Andrew Braunstein, DO

Piedmont HealthCare

johnsonoralsurgery.com

Lake Norman

SLEEP MEDICINE

359 Willamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Assoc, P.A. Huntersville Office

lredell Orthopaedic Center

704-658-1001

Jacqueline Zinn, MD

Matthew Johnson, MD, DMD Mount Mourne Springs 229 Medical Park Rd., Ste. 310 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-799-0771

Scott Brandon, MD Byron E. Dunaway, MD Kim Lafreniere, PA-C Dawn Repass, FNP-BC

Dijana Christianson, DO

UROLOGY Carolina Urology Partners, PLLC Michael R. Cram, MD David Konstandt, MD Stewart M. Polsky, MD 137 Professional Park Drive, Suite D Mooresille, NC 28117 The Park - Huntersville 9735 Kincey Ave. Suite 302, Huntersville, NC 28078 For appointments 704-660-3322 www.carolinaurology.com

Rehab Services Brian Center Health & Rehab 520 Valley Street, Statesville, NC 28677 (704) 873-0517 • www.Savaseniorcare.com

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Snapshot photo by JOHN POWELL

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ooresville resident and amateur photographer John Powell recently captured this shot on a calm day at Blythe Landing in Huntersville. “I wanted to try out my new Nikon D610 camera and Nikkor 70-300mm lens,” says Powell. “And I wanted to explore the Lake Norman area.” www.500px.com/johnpowell48; www.flickr.com/photos/chopin48; www.facebook.com/johnpowell48

Send photos for consideration to kcoleman@charlotteobserver.com

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