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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is classic home is circa 2016, an abode that speaks volumes in its attention to detail, to the acorn-shaped rain chains off the porte cochere (instead of simple downspouts) to the hardwood flooring. "We got 'seconds' on the floors, meaning they have flaws," Dyer said. "We didn't want it to seem like it was built last week." e handsome abode – with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, plantation shutters, and 10-foot ceilings on the first floor -- has even been be- stowed an "historic" name, "the Hoy-Dyer house," since so many of its pieces hail from antique and estate seller Hoy Auction in Wake Forest. A "nickel tour" of the home takes you into the dining room, with a chandelier Dyer said came from an Atlantic City casino. But don't be fooled. "We actually use our dining room," he said. "It's not just for show." A hallway is one of memories. "ese are fam- ily portraits from years gone by when we were young and thin," Dyer said. Being thin these days wouldn't quite fit Dyer's avocation. You see, he's also known as St. Nick, i.e. Santa Claus, first putting on the garb in 1975. He has been in parades, 34 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Jim and Ruth Ann Dyer inside their Wake Forest classic. A brass plaque outside reads, "Dec, 27, 1968." "We're working on 50 years," he said of their marriage. Jim Dyer displays one of his many Santa dolls, a testament to when he first put on the red suit in 1975. "They all have a story," Ruth Ann Dyer said of the collection. The family feline, Caroline, makes an appearance in the master bedroom.

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