2019 Finalist: Indoor/outdoor living

2019 Finalist: Indoor/outdoor living
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Home of the Year is proudly presented by the Redbud Group. They’re just as obsessed with cool real estate as you are – follow along @redbudcharlotte.

Our top pick for best indoor/outdoor living setup goes to this innovative and inspired oasis on Lake Norman.

Homeowners: Gretchen and Matt Ewers

The home: 5,527 square feet, 5 beds, 4 baths


Style in 3 words: Gracious, aspiring, enlightening

Biggest splurge and/or best investment: Home theater with six viewing bunks and 100-inch projector screen; 40-foot tower office with 300-degree lake views; custom garage; folding 9-foot aluminum clad rear doors for a 16-foot opening at upper terrace; marble accent walls; custom metalwork; integrated concrete pool and spa into covered lower terrace; and white oak flooring.

“We didn’t want to necessarily build a home but create a lifestyle space. The home is the vehicle to expanding your mind, body, and spirit. Building on the elevated lake lot allowed us to create floating spaces over land, air, and water. These spaces delight the eyes, refresh the spirit, and provide unlimited activities.”  -Matt Ewers




Our favorite element is the 25-foot interconnected kitchen/great room/upper terrace vaulted ceiling. When I initially sketched the plan, I wanted a structure that felt like a cathedral with light pouring in on all four sides seeing from front to back and side to side all from the same place. This ceiling is also connected to the expanded stairwell that you can see how the levels float amongst each other. – Matt Ewers


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Contributors: Grandfather Homes; Bryan Mermans Architecture and Design; Tammy Coulter; and Ted Clery Landscape Architect.

See all 2019 Home of the Year finalists

Photos by Loli Photography

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