Architects Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkem of Bates Corkern Studio bring life back to a traditional 1920s Charlotte, North Carolina, home.
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
Before, the home's exterior seemed too one-dimensional. "It felt like the house didn't have a nose. So we added the bay window on the right side," Jeremy explains. Extra-thick molding surrounds the new copper-topped bay window, lending it the visual weight of limestone without the cost. Traditional panes would have looked too heavy, so Paul and Jeremy chose delicate leaded windows with wavy restoration-style glass.