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
"The red brick was hard and lifeless before," says Jeremy. A limewash (paint diluted with water and mixed with sand) softened up the harsh brick. They continued to fine-tune the facade by painting all the shutters and trim Pratt & Lambert's Lambswool. This new creamy color scheme makes the home's original (and much envied) Buckingham gray slate roof stand out.