Hidden Gem

A family of three designs their dream home on 4.5 acres in the heart of Ballantyne. When Tiffany and Mark Coppen moved to Charlotte from Atlanta 13 years ago, the couple knew they wanted exactly what their former city could not offer them: lots of land. So when they came across a circa-1983 home situated on nearly 4.5 acres of…

Work of Art

A look inside the Myers Park home of Foundation for the Carolinas President Michael Marsicano and his wife, Leslie. Long before Leslie and Michael Marsicano moved into their new two-story townhome in Myers Park, the couple knew that the vision for the design of the home would be different. “My husband cares about how it looks and feels. Not so…

Destination Charlotte

A Charlotte couple forgoes plans for a mountain home to create a vacation spot right in their own yard. For Peter and Mary Beth Hollet, it was all about finding a vacation home. The couple had toyed with the idea of buying a North Carolina mountain getaway for several years until it dawned on them: why not create their own…

Fresh Focus

A family home gets a bright, new look. Laura Casey knows her clients well. So well, in fact, that when a family with whom she’d previously worked purchased the lot that their Myers Park home would soon be built on, Casey was immediately enlisted to work directly with architect Christopher Phelps and builder Brian Gerrard of Gerrard Builders to help…

Trading Spaces

A Charlotte couple’s vacation home on Figure Eight Island offers a soothing escape. When Jan Foster envisioned what her beach house would look like she saw one thing: blue. “I just absolutely love the color blue,” she says. “But our home here in Charlotte doesn’t really have any blue in it at all.” The hue, it turns out, would play…

Classic Cool

“Blue was her favorite color. She always told me ‘Bryan, I even dream in blue.’ All of her stationery was painted blue. Her room was blue toile. She had blue floors.” Bryan Huffman, speaking about his late friend and heiress Bunny Mellon, could write a book filled with fascinating anecdotes like this. An interior designer based out of Monroe, Huffman…

Blank Slate

Cindy and Heather Smith put their designing talents to work on this Eastover beauty. It was the type of phone call Cindy Smith, owner of Circa Interiors & Antiques, is used to fielding. After seeing one of her neighbor’s homes, which had been decorated by Smith, Jerri Webb knew immediately who she wanted to help design the interiors of her…

The Year in Review

2016 was a big year in Charlotte. New restaurants and businesses opened, and a new crop of power players made themselves known. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of SouthPark Magazine‘s 10 most-read stories in 2016. So let’s raise a glass and toast to the stories of last year—and the ones to come.   1. Raising the Bar Charlotte’s drinks…

Classic Cool

A traditional Myers Park home gets an airy, modern, and ravishing renovation. When Nicole Murch began interviewing builders to help renovate her new home in Myers Park back in 2014, the best way she could explain her vision was this: “I want to the home to look like it fits on the street, but be just that teeny bit different…