Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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44 Spring 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine "People need to be connected to the out- side," Hale said of the abundance of sky- lights, seven in all. ose, he said, have the ability to "change moods." Yet these are not simply cookie-cutter openings to the heavens above. "If you flare the opening, you get a lot more daylight." And so he did. Look up, and the ceiling heights capture the eye as well. "We have this hierarchy," Hale said of varying heights, some 9 feet, some 10 feet, the latter reserved for more for- mal spaces. "You kind of scale things up de- pending on the room." If the spacious kitchen looks particularly spacious, that's because the countertops are 30 inches deep, six inches more than the standard 24 inches. "ese are extra deep," Hale said. Matt Hale, as he is known, has been an architect for 35 years now, a talent whose Hale Architecture has had a hand in every- thing from the downtown Wake Forest building bearing his name, with its loft apartments and rooftop patios, to seven locations of the famed Char-Grill hamburger chain. His résumé includes designs for a Zebu- lon elementary school; an early stage urban village in downtown Wake Forest called "229 Jones at Brooks," with 12 condos above retail; and the iconic "skinny house" in Raleigh, a 10-foot wide, 2-story, 54-foot long single-family he designed. "My 15 minutes of fame," he said of the skinny house, a "Barbie" house, after the American doll icon, he gave a televised tour of back in the 1990s. "It got on the Today Show!" Of course, the architect's Wake Forest estate is tour-worthy — and personal. is is where Hale and his wife, Teresa, raised their three children, Katherine, i.e. "Kat," Andrew, and Charlotte. ey've had their share of family pets, too. "We've had dogs. We've had cats. We've outlived them all," he said. Amid a walkthrough, Hale points to a door's molding, noting the lack of angled miters. "is is very much Craftsman style," he said. "When you do square joints, it remains tight." During a stop in the den — part of the Continued on Page 47 ❱❱ PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB KARP Matthew Hale, the architect, and his wife, Teresa Hale, who operates Allied Rehab in Wake Forest, in the living room of their spacious Wake Forest home. Below, shelves next to the living room fireplace contain some of the craftwork of Matthew's father, Don. "His passion was woodworking," Matthew said.

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