This new phase of Dave and Kathy Morehead’s life saw them move from their large, stately family home in Charlotte to a classic, Shingle-style bungalow within blocks of a great shopping area. The Moreheads made a conscious move to live an active life in less space, leaving a smaller footprint. The yard is large enough for a vegetable garden. Dave has a busy volunteer schedule and Kathy works part-time and enjoys her hobbies that center around her garden. They recycle and compost. They love to cook together and were successful this year with their first attempt at canning.
The Moreheads agreed that they would keep the authentic character of the exterior, but wanted the interior to be classic, sophisticated and earth-friendly. Since their years in college during the anti-war era, it has been important to them to be environmentally conscious, but they will not sacrifice their aesthetic vision.
Their kitchen developed from a desire for a sleek yet warm feel, with simple lines that are easy to maintain. Both love to cook, but neither is crazy about extra cleaning to make things look great. In this simple design with elegant materials, the efficient and flush-installed appliances play a vital role. Using LED under-cabinet and above-cabinet lighting combines their preference for new, energy-saving technology with their plans to live beautifully in this home for years to come.
• All homeowners appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.