Scattered around Durham’s “Duke Park” and Raleigh’s “Five Points” are the fairy tale cottages with Tudor and whimsical sensibilities that feel particularly fanciful right now. Amidst the sinister virus, there simply has to be a princess with a happily ever after tucked under her sleeves somewhere. And when it comes to selling a home, first impressions still mean as much now as they did once upon a time in the hot Spring market. Therefore, in the 2nd installment of our “Porch Appeal” segment, we’re offering a few contemporary updates for a style from a bygone era of romance, castles, and knights on white steeds who come to save the day (cue Dr. Fauci).
Reminiscent of the wattle and daub
used throughout Medieval Europe, the Tudor style of architecture felt a resurgence in America in the 1920s and then again in the 1970s. In our area, most of these types of houses harken back to the former with a few split levels from the latter dotted around the Triangle as well. Characterized by steeply-pitched slate roofs and gentle archways this sort of outdoor area craves a cottage garden to ramble about (whilst reading poetry obvs). Modern earthen elements meet pretty pale pinks in our mood board for that welcoming facade that will beckon swoon-worthy masked heroes to ring thy bell while you stay coy and comfy inside.
OBELISK BOXWOOD TOPIARY: “Spring”
MACRAME’ PILLOW: Just the cover
so you’ll still need to purchase the insert. $34.99
INDOOR|OUTDOOR RUG: Layers upon layers build texture and comfort. “Lexington”
starts at $56.00
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