Tuesday

Modern Twist on Classical Designs -- Part III

A talent I've recently found that is taking modern twists on classical designs to a new level is Ken Pursley out of Charlotte, North Carolina.  His work is outstanding.  Doing both renovations and new construction, his take on design is fresh and current while maintaining a classical approach to architecture.


One of my favorite things about his work is the mixture of classical exteriors with extremely crisp interiors.  Few have the ability to mix the two.  Ken has done an excellent job of it.  I will be following his work for a long time.  What is so great about this approach is that any of these homes will fit in with the old neighborhoods across the country.


Here is his take on a Scottish Revival:


Look at the detail on the french doors below.


Here are a few images of a Colonial Revival he did.  All fresh, clean and beautiful.




Here is an English Kitchen and Garden Folly (as he calls it).  I love this kitchen.

Notice the ceiling below and the view of the "Garden Folly"


And another renovation he did:


I love the way he designed this alcove for the master bed.



Ken, like others I've covered, used to work for Bobby McAlpine.  Another great example of beautiful architecture in the south mixing classical designs with modern interiors.  Hope you enjoyed. You can find more of his work at www.pursleyarchitecture.com.  Don't miss the images of his studio.

38 comments:

Terry said...

There is certainly an "Auburn" thing happening.

Things That Inspire said...

I absolutely love his work! The details you see in his houses are truly original interpretations.

Jessica said...

Great post...I've always admired his work. The kitchen in the fifth picture has been in my inspiration file for years.

Trey Laird said...

I love his work too and love his interpretations.

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

I am so excited that I found your blog this morning. I loved the Riverhills Showhouse. You all did an amazing job on that project.

This is a great post. Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Oh wow the decor is amazing, Ken is so talented!

This Photographer's Life said...

Beautiful photographs. I love his work :)

Annie@A View On Design said...

wow these are gorgeous rooms, that master bed is amazing!!!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for the photos!
-Trish

James said...

Such amazing work. I recently did a post on Ken Pursley's work myself.

You must share more of the architects you know of doing this type of work. It's my personal favorite style: classic architecture with a modern interpretation.

Kim@Chattfabulous said...

As a restorer of nearly a dozen classic historic homes, I am blown away by these images. And they say they don't build 'em like they used to!

Petra Voegtle said...

Thanks for this post and getting to know what architecture in this context can achieve. The Scottish revival house is a beauty - from outside and inside. Simply wonderful.

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Laura Casey Interiors, LLC said...

I love his work too. Being in Charlotte I get to see it often. He is quite talented.

Victoria Bellow said...

Amazing photos.. bedroom is simply gorgeous!Nice work indeed.

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For me this place is like a mini castle. The design was awesome.

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If only I lived here...

Reading this post and the one after, there must be something about Kens and their talents ;)

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

the kitchen and the bathrooms are just too good, very nicely decorated with proper place for cabinets and sinks and tables and chairs, i love the way kitchen and bathroom have been functional with storage cabinets, very neat designs

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i love the furniture and setting in your house, they have been done so nicely and professionaly, i just love them, the accessories and decorations are just too good

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beautiful homes and beautiful settings, no matter where in the world you go, you will find some great homes and decor like this that everyone would just love

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Margery said...

Wow, every room looks so spacious. The magic of good color combination really works for designing your home. I also did make over to my home last year. Before it looks, so ordinary and lifeless. My interior designer suggested a good paint for my wall which is orange in color. I want that my home design has a touch of classical and yet modern. He installed hand forged iron chandeliers in the living room and added some hand forged iron tables to the garden. I really love the result. My home looks so fabulous.

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Sofia said...

I like the interiors on this one! I really liked the Modern Twist series because it gave me inspiration on how am I going to change my home into something modern but looking like it's retro. I got tired of the design of my house interiors here in Mississippi. Cash advance loans have been acquired by my sibs, and they're starting to hire people who would do the reconstruction. I got a fast cash advance loan for the furniture. I'll be using one this series as an inspiration for the remodeling. Thanks for sharing the photos!

DLRhein said...

I love the deep farmhouse sink in the kitchen!It always gives a room a very functional feel!

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I love this post, it was very stunning and how I really like the bed. It was awesome. Thank you and keep posting.



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He has designed the interiors in such a way that there is good ventilation in all the rooms. The presence of french window adds to the charm.

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The interiors is incredible and architecture is unbelievably creative incorporating the essence of modern and contemporary.

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The wood ceilings and beams in photos 2 and 3 are awesome! I love that rustic feel.

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Daryl @ electrician Sarasota FL said...

I think lighting may be one of the most overlooked items in decor but it really plays an important role in creating the look you are going for. It really stood out to me in several of the photos showing period chandeliers.

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Trey said...

Sorry, I just saw this. You can email me at trey_laird@yahoo.com