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  • [ Inspired ] Interiors Modern Organic Sleek lighting fixtures and vibrant art set the The interior was designed with entertaining in mind, as tone for this dramatic and contemporary space. the owner wanted ample space to host family and friends. Penthouse Blends Urban, Natural Elements Photography by Matt Silk One objection that occasionally is raised to urban That journey begins as you approach the building, where living is that, when done poorly, it can leave residents feeling developer Jim Donnelly, co-founder and managing director somewhat disconnected from nature. Yet a distinctive multi- of Pursuit Group, has built a wooden footbridge and a water level residence in the Trust artfully combines the contemporary feature into the entrance of the steel and glass tower, instantly appeal of cosmopolitan living with the textures and beauty of creating the effect of entering a tranquil retreat that’s a world the natural world. away from the busy corner of Fourth and Tryon. Inside, this
  • The kitchen demonstrates how this residence effectively combines natural and modern elements. Exposed concrete and ductwork along with modern cabinets and sleek fixtures add a contemporary edge that is softened by the rich wood finish and warm Poplar island surface. that maintains the progressive style. A backsplash of circular tiles from Crossville softens the rest of the room’s straight lines. The circle motif is repeated in the form and texture There are no doors separating the master bath from the of clear globe pendant lights suspended above the island. rest of the master suite, but a cabinet wall just outside the frame of this picture visually divides the spaces. Lighting design was crucial throughout the residence, whether it was the myriad modern and sometimes whimsical fixtures acquired through Modern lighting, a breathtaking custom Italian fixture Caboche from Foscarini, or art lighting Sawhney strategically placed throughout the home. Underfoot, bamboo floors bring another natural element into the space, whose walls and ceilings were left concrete to call attention to the home’s urban roots. “We kept the concrete exposed to enhance the architecture of the residence, yet it still has a rustic feel thanks to the materials that were selected; it feels very organic,” Sawhney says. Furnishings selected by Pursuit Group interior designer Kent Youngstrom reflect the owner’s desire for a comfortable and welcoming space. “Originally many modern designs were ignored for fear of comfort issues. However, after searching for clean- lined pieces that were current, he realized we could find modern, unique pieces without sacrificing a high level of comfort,” he says. In a departure from the expected, the home’s main entry is on the second floor, as are the main living spaces, which include the kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, a gracious master bedroom overlooking the street and a dynamic master bath that’s open to the bedroom. Visitors descend a staircase from the entry foyer to access the main entertaining areas and guest suites. “The design 7000-square-foot residence features two levels of balconies overlooking Tryon Street and was almost two separate homes,” Youngstrom says. “The the square. Its view showcases this bustling city street as well as the green tree tops that upper floor is the formal living area where the owner lives make uptown such an inviting place to live, work and visit. 80% of the time. The lower portion of the home is the To bring that natural feel and the clean-lined, minimalist look the owner craved entertainment floor for large groups of people. Almost all into his new home, interior designers Toni Sawhney, owner of Tulikas Interiors, and of the furniture in the open living spaces on this floor are Barbara Valentim, owner of Design in the City, carefully combined the best of both modular and easily can be reconfigured to accommodate worlds as they selected the permanent features, like lighting, countertops and fixtures, the specifics of the gathering.” A full bar and catering that would form the backdrop for the owner’s eclectic art and furnishings. “We kitchen, game area and additional balcony provide ample selected warm neutral tones for the color palette,” Valentim explains. “The trust is space for entertaining friends and enjoying the fantastic an incredible example of adaptive reuse of a building in Charlotte. I was privileged view, which is what urban living is all about – relishing in to have worked on this historical structure,” she says of the structure, which, as the a cosmopolitan lifestyle. former Home Federal Savings building, was a recognized but neglected landmark. In the kitchen, Sawhney selected sleek cabinets from Scavolini, Italy’s leading For information on Tulikas Interiors, visit cabinet manufacturer, that are softened by a rich wood finish, while the concrete pillar www.tulikasinteriors.com or call (704) 604-2133. that supports the island is warmed by a rough-hewn Poplar wood top. State-of-the-art For information on the Trust, contact Pursuit Group at appliances from Miele make the room as functional as it is beautiful. The juxtaposition of This home at the Trust artfully combines the best of both www.pursuitgroupcharlotte.com or call Shane McDevitt worlds - the clean lines and fresh style of urban living with circular steel supports and concrete countertops against the deep wood creates a homey feel the natural beauty of the treetops that line Tryon Street. of The McDevitt Agency at (704) 333-2475.
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  • Honorary Chairperson Kim Brattain ~ WSOC TV THE CHARITY ESTATE TO BENEFIT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF CHARLOTTE in association with Sponsors Conger Builders and Robbie Warren Interiors Will attend on September 7, 2007 cordially invite you to attend an Names of attendees ______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ exclusive Preview Party at their Enclosed please find my check for $__________ for _______ tickets Charity Estate to benefit To reserve tickets online visit rmhofcharlotte.org or congerbuilders.com The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte We will not be able to attend. We would like to donate in the amount of: $250 $500 $1000 $2000 Other $________ Checks payable to Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte 7923 Skye Knoll Drive, Skyecroft rmhofcharlotte.org Friday, September 7, 2007, 7pm - 11pm Ticket price $125 per person Cocktail Attire Requested Please respond with the enclosed reply card including payment or donation made out to RMH of Charlotte by August 24, 2007 or online at rmhofcharlotte.org or congerbuilders.com Preview event planned by From I-485 exit 57, Providence Road South (Hwy. 16) to Weddington, left onto Weddington Road (Hwy. 84), right on 12 Mile Creek Road. Left into Skyecroft. Front and back of the invitation and the donation card for the Ronald McDonald House charity event Printing by THE CHARITY ESTATE TO BENEFIT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF CHARLOTTE
  • Front and back of the ticket and the event card for the Ronald McDonald House charity event Jeff Conger Robbie Warren Charity Estate to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte present Special Event Schedule 2007 Boots and Bags Luncheon Charity Estate to Benefit the Chef Peter Reinhart & Fashion Show Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Charity Estate Fashion Show, Silent Auction and Preview of Charity Estate Thursday, September 6 • 11am - 2:30pm Special Event Schedule to Benefit the Preview Night Party • Invitation only Event Boots and Bags Luncheon Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Honorary Chairperson - Kim Brattain WSOC TV Friday, September 7 • 7 - 11pm Chef Peter Reinhart & Fashion Show Fashion Show, Silent Auction and Preview of Charity Estate First Day Show Home Opens to the Public Thursday, September 6 • 11am - 2:30pm Saturday, September 8 • 10am - 6pm Talbots Children’s Fashion Show • School shopping Preview Night Party • Invitation only Event Saturday, September 8 • 1 - 3pm Honorary Chairperson - Kim Brattain WSOC TV Friday, September 7 • 7 - 11pm Realtor Luncheon and Private Tour • Raffle Tuesday, September 11 • 11am - 2:30pm First Day Show Home Opens to the Public Chef Peter Reinhart - Bread Tasting Saturday, September 8 • 10am - 6pm Taste some awesome bread. Friday, September 14 • 11am - 3pm Talbots Children’s Fashion Show • School Shopping Saturday, September 8 • 1 - 3pm Carolina Day - Special Appearance by Miss North Carolina Skyecroft Saturday, September 15 Realtor Luncheon and Private Tour • Raffle 7923 Skye Knoll Drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173 Wine Tasting Event • Wine and Cheese Tuesday, September 11 • 11am - 2:30pm Friday, September 21 & October 5 • 5 - 7pm Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, October 14 Chef Peter Reinhart • Bread Tasting Chocolatier available through-out tour! Taste some awesome bread. Thurs. 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-8pm Onsite Boutique featuring Gardeners Mercantile! Friday, September 14 • 11am - 3pm Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 1pm-6pm Carolina Day • Special Appearance by Miss North Carolina Tickets $12 Sponsors Saturday, September 15 $2 coupon available at McDonald’s Wine Tasting Event • Wine and Cheese From I-485 exit 57, Providence Road South (Hwy. 16) to Weddington, left onto Weddington Road (Hwy. 84), right on 12 Mile Creek Road. Left into Skyecroft. Friday, September 21 & October 5 • 5 - 7pm Chocolatier available through-out tour! Onsite Boutique featuring Gardeners Mercantile! Showhouse to Benefit Home Tours between Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, October 14 the Ronald McDonald House Thurs. 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 1pm-6pm of Charlotte Name Preview event planned by Printing by Address City State Zip Phone
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