Spirit of the South

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February 22, 2012
Originally published in Less Is Modern
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  To keep their project affordable, Shelton and Stuth (with Augie, a friend’s child) gambled on an up-and-coming neighborhood.

    To keep their project affordable, Shelton and Stuth (with Augie, a friend’s child) gambled on an up-and-coming neighborhood.

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  They purchased a historic duplex and bracketed it with two new houses, similar in form to the originals but wholly modern.

    They purchased a historic duplex and bracketed it with two new houses, similar in form to the originals but wholly modern.

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  Stuth and Shelton’s dining area, like their bedroom, and the rest of their house, is a work in progress. The couple keeps an eye out for deals on materials to complete their laundry list of unfinished projects. Recently, a local surplus building supply happened to have just enough extra maple to finish their floors. They jumped on it. “We’re just waiting for the right opportunities,” Shelton says.

    Stuth and Shelton’s dining area, like their bedroom, and the rest of their house, is a work in progress. The couple keeps an eye out for deals on materials to complete their laundry list of unfinished projects. Recently, a local surplus building supply happened to have just enough extra maple to finish their floors. They jumped on it. “We’re just waiting for the right opportunities,” Shelton says.

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  Stuth and Shelton's bedroom.

    Stuth and Shelton's bedroom.

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  Their deck has a concrete block fireplace and antique wooden furniture.

    Their deck has a concrete block fireplace and antique wooden furniture.

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  A larger view of the deck.

    A larger view of the deck.

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  A peek into two rental units reveals simple but strong interiors. The architects clad the walls with polyurethane-coated plywood “to provide a durable and attractive finish and provide visual separation between the two levels in the high volume,” says Shelton.

    A peek into two rental units reveals simple but strong interiors. The architects clad the walls with polyurethane-coated plywood “to provide a durable and attractive finish and provide visual separation between the two levels in the high volume,” says Shelton.

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  The kitchen countertops are made from affordable laminated oak intended to line the beds of tractor-trailers, which the couple coated with Salad Bowl Finish to create a food-safe surface.

    The kitchen countertops are made from affordable laminated oak intended to line the beds of tractor-trailers, which the couple coated with Salad Bowl Finish to create a food-safe surface.

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  Their tenants include veterinary student Leslie Carter and intern architect Brad Raines.

    Their tenants include veterinary student Leslie Carter and intern architect Brad Raines.

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