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  The owner is an accomplished cook, who enjoys preparing meals for five children and 14 grandkids. A full-size refrigerator paired with a full-size freezer assist with frequent entertaining. Spice cubbies are artfully placed in the hood above the profes- sional-grade range. An adjoining breakfast room overlooks a creek and rolling hills. While the view is spectacular, the original finishes were not. Now, new millwork and paneling adds archi- tectural interest to the vaulted ceiling above the table.
The formal dining room reflects the owners’ love of antiques. The Italian end chairs were handed down through the family of the lady of the house, while the upholstered side chairs are artful reproductions. “They are building a legacy for their family, so antiques are an important element in the design,” says McCoy.
It’s an elegant space with antique blue-and-white Aubusson carpets. The windows are dressed in solid silk panels with heavy silk tassel trim. The owners brought the opulent brass and crystal chandelier with them from New Jersey. The mural of birds above the wainscoting was painted by artist David Posey. “It’s inspired by Gracie and other fine handpainted wallpapers that take eight months to make by hand,” McCoy says.
For less formal gatherings, friends and relatives gather in the family room. Beams and shiplap on the ceiling and a massive wrought-iron chandelier give the large room a sense of intimacy.
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