Architects Paul Bates and Jeremy Corkem of Bates Corkern Studio bring life back to a traditional 1920s Charlotte, North Carolina, home.
"Everything was done to give the house some height because the homes on either side loom over it," says Jeremy. "We tried to pick it up a bit." Paul and Jeremy created an oversize but not imposing 9-foot-tall limestone entryway. Light spills into the foyer through the 7-foot French doors and leaded-glass transom. A pair of Palladian-style shutters adds a single punch of color (Pratt & Lambert's Artichoke). A bell-shaped front lawn furthers the illusion of more height.