Home Discovery: 9 Cambridge Circle, Wexford
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KAUFMAN
This home on the water in Wexford affords its owners a spacious, sunlit retreat from those North Carolina winters.
When Tom and Jacquelyn Morgan decides to do something abouth their shared desire to spend more time in warmer climes, they turned to Wexford Plantation and Hugh Hobus' RCH Construction.
The Waynesville, N.C.couple contracted with Hobus to remodel a three-decade-old home at 9 Cambridge Circle in Wexford Plantation, a renovation that completely transformed the 5,400-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath home on Wexford Harbor off Broad Creek.
“The house was quite dated when we began work,” said Hobus. “We worked for five months on the project, and it’s now everything a family would want in 2011.”
That includes owner Tom Morgan’s favorites: a master bedroom with separate sitting room, a fireplace, a large kitchen with an adjoining family room and an outdoor living area with swimming pool and spa. A stunning 12-foot-high arch leads into the master bedroom, where an entire glass wall offers stirring views of the harbor. “Those are the three areas where I’ll be spending most of my time,” he said.
Morgan might have to take up boating, too; the property is located on an island in Wexford Harbor and boasts a 75-foot dock in the backyard.
Hobus remodeled a six-foot-wide staircase with custom iron work, installed all new flooring and rebuilt an “absolutely gorgeous kitchen and dining room.” Other amenities include an office/library, spacious laundry room off the kitchen, new roof and a second-story balcony off of one of the guest bedrooms.
A hands-on guy, Hobus did much of his own subcontracting, but he also employed the services of Cregger for plumbing and fixtures, M & S Roofing, and Multicom Welding for the railings that are omnipresent throughout the property.