In our last post, we wrote about Stauber Farm, a meticulously preserved North Carolina Moravian farmstead. Sustainable farming is at the tip of every artisanal tongue these days, yet Stauber Farm has miraculously been in the hands of only four conscientious stewards since the early 1800's. There is a good amount of concientousness in this pre-revolutionary frontier outpost turned tobacco boomtown. We are lucky to have so much of our past still with us and functioning, despite the "Barbarians at the Gate." I am talking about the leveraged buy out craze of the 80's and 90's and subsequent merger mania that took so many of our treasured benefactors to farther fields. The good news is that preservation was in the hands of founding fathers and mothers for long enough to avoid destruction. Lamar and Charles Taft have remained staunch preservationists, so now we are moving into the house. The welcoming back porch, as we are back door friends
We enter through a welcoming screened porch and admire the seedlings that are being protected for the cooler fall vegetable garden.
This technique is called brick nogging, but lets admire Lamar's interior touches. The chandelier in the dining room is authentic and very old.
Don't forget to visit our flash sale
sharing discounted prices from
some of our top vendors
House Beautiful October 2012
the Best! p.30
Chinright Side Table