Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2018

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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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Spring 2018 19 "e Money Pit," starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, a dilapidated mansion the couple's struggle to renovate takes center stage in all its comedic glory. And in the 1948 classic "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," the search of a Manhattan advertising executive and his wife for a home in the country ends up — unex- pectedly — in a teardown and the building of a new home, with all the choices of room sizes and the peculiarities of selecting paint colors. "I want it to be a soft green, not as blue-green as a robin's egg, but not as yellow- green as daffodil buds," Muriel Blandings, played by actress Myrna Loy, tells the painter in the film. "Now, the only sample I could get is a little too yellow, but don't let whoever does it go to the other extreme and get it too blue. It should just be a sort of grayish- yellow-green. Now, the dining room. I'd like yellow. Not just yellow; a very gay yellow. Something bright and sunshine-y. I tell you." Of course, there are certain choices — and amenities — that push homebuyers' buttons. "Did you notice this is your favorite kind of door," Matt Ruppel said to his wife, Kim, while doing a walk-through at an open house in Wake Forest's Heritage community, this one a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with Continued on Next Page ❱❱ RKO RADIO PICTURES Cary Grant and Myrna Loy starred in the 1948 comedy "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," which chronicled the challenges of designing and constructing a new home. Melvyn Douglas, right, also starred as the couple's friend and lawyer, who voices serious concerns about the project.

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