Yes … we can!

stone wall

WThings are moving along fast on my new addition in Cashiers, North Carolina. The framers, electricians, roofers and painters are working hard so that we can move in soon. The new garage is waiting for doors and the new entry garden with the stone wall is waiting for gravel and soil. I have beautiful conical boxwood ready to install any day now, as well.

Building in the mountains is usually a long-drawn-out affair, but thanks to my skilled architect, Keven Hawkins, we’re moving along quickly. Have a look at the progress we’ve made—and we only started in mid April!

Yes … we can—just two months and we’ve come so far. Go team!

stone wall

The new stone wall for the entry garden


garden design

Here is an overview of the garden designed by Keven.


large garden pots

Large pots will sit on the wall near the gate and drive.


stone walled garden

The view of the wall from the street


drawing of garage

Pictured here is the new double garage and roof design.



drawing of office

This is the new office and entertaining room.


new office and room

The drawing comes to life.


new entertaining room

This is the view from into the entertaining room.



rustic porch drawing

Elevation of the new rustic porch


stone fireplace and bark walls

The stone chimney and bark walls are going in—Mr. P added a TV over the fireplace.


stacks of cedar shakes

The whole house is getting a new cedar shake roof.


Chinese Chippendale rail drawing

And finally, the center section will have a Chinese Chippendale rail!


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

June 23, 2016



  1. Reply

    Melissa Harper

    June 22, 2016

    I love seeing the progress! Keep the pictures coming!

    • Reply


      June 22, 2016

      I is happening really fast this time. I will update regularly!

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