Wilma Magazine - Attention to Detail
Building a house is an entirely different proposition than simply buying one, and a brand new adventure for the Sommerses, who were still living in Cary during the build itself. The design, construction, and interior design were handled by local firm Tongue & Groove Design+Build, headed by Mark Batson. Even when work was halted during Hurricane Florence, the Sommerses were impressed by the firmâs care and professionalism, keeping them updated remotely through the whole process.
âI picked Mark because I felt he had vision, a real design aesthetic, and an attention to detail that you can see in our house. I didnât want a lot of square footage, but I did want it to be finished out beautifully,â Katie Sommers says. âWe had a very formal house in Cary, with a classic formal living room, formal dining room, all the formal entertaining spaces. Coming down here, we knew that wasnât what we wanted; we just arenât those kind of people, in terms of how we live every day. So, we built this house for what we really wanted.â