Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Queen of the Point

Rendering of Martha Tucker's childhood
homeplace and her current home

"Happy Birthday Martha from Dunlap Place
at York to Pinckney Street in Beaufort" 

The Queen of the Point...so called by author Pat Conroy.  Martha Tucker (aka Nana) with her Granddaughter, my friend Allison.  A family with deep roots but with style and spirit very much in flow with the current culture

Where the Queen holds court.  After raising her children in an ancient Southern manse...the kind that fills my daydreams, she and her late husband built this home as their empty nest.  Built among the live oaks and antebellum homes of Beaufort's historic Old Point neighborhood, a peninsula reaching out into the Beaufort River

Antiques, heirlooms and beautiful textiles adorn the rooms

Refined slubby linen drapes designed by her granddaughter Laura Tucker

Blooms from her garden

Beautiful views from every window

Pale green paint throughout the house echoes the marsh below

The view

While her home has been published in the past, we were most impressed that it is featured on the latest Beaufort phone book

Our visit too short...

...until next time, NaNa

Thanks Allison...had a great time swimming around in your gene pool


Woodside Park said...

I am in love with Martha's home :) So classy, stylish and gracious! The still life painting over the mantel is divine....looks like cyclamens with fruit. I love how the cyclamens are off centered. And the small painted mural in the dining room is elegant and not overdone. Thanks for the tour.
Tone on Tone

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Loi, you would love the paint....all rooms, including trim, walls and doors painted in a pale green. Flows so well through the house. The motif in the dining room is actually painted on a silk panel...gorgeous. Sadly, my pictures do not do her rooms or the view justice

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Simply spectacular. I love it when you see a home and you just "know" that it is the host of so many wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing!

I Dream Of said...

What a lovely, gracious home. So quietly and timelessly beautiful. What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon! XO

pve design said...

Lovely. I am surprised that you ever left.
Part of me would never ever want to leave.

Gail, in northern California said...

This posting was like a wonderful gift, never to be forgotten. Thank you.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Gail: my friend and her Mother such fun people...now I know where they get their fun gene

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