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HOME DESIGN

Pippin Home Designs

Home Discovery Process Key to Designing Award Winning Home Can you picture yourself in the home of your dreams? Are you on a mountaintop with panoramic views of the Appalachia, or perhaps lakeside with loved ones? Jenny Pippin, award-winning residential designer and founder of Pippin Home Designs focuses on what makes your life truly unique as she designs your dream home into reality. “It all starts with a conversation that can get pretty intimate. The house begins to take shape in my mind in 3-D, so it’s important for me to know exactly how each client lives and functions in their current home and how they want their lives to improve in their new home,” describes Pippin of her You-Inspired Discovery Process. The process dives into Six Value Enhancers: (1) your finances and desires, (2) ease and comfort, (3) flow and harmony, (4) health and vitality, (5) love and happiness, and (6) fun and enjoyment. This 2020 AIBD award-winning home on Lake Norman was designed for a couple who dreamt of a comfortable, functional home with spectacular lake views, that nurtured family gatherings with their grandchildren and supported their love of entertaining. Pippin’s ability to see the constraints dictated by the building site allowed her to maximize the couple’s desires with a few clever 46

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solutions. “Garage configuration was key,” states Pippin. “We were able to accomplish a lot more with a simple shift from sideloaded to street-facing garages. We used the slope of the land to our advantage and designed a walkout basement for ultimate entertaining with a large rec room, snack bar and fire pit.” An open concept interior with multiple large windows created an abundance of natural light throughout the home and a stunning first impression view from the front door all the way to the beach where their grandchildren play. The wife’s passion for painting with her grandchildren inspired a fun and functional studio, designed with plywood and laminate finishes, giving them the freedom to paint without worry. The owners are elated with their one-of-a-kind home, grateful for Pippin Home Designs: “We want to thank Jenny for designing such a beautiful sanctuary. It is warm and open, just what we envisioned. Our grandchildren really enjoy visiting us and it has given them a place that they feel safe and loved.” Jennifer Beaman Pippin, FAIBD, CPBD, CGP Pippin Home Designs, Inc. www.pippinhomedesigns.com