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DESIGN 2011 Merit Winner: Penick Village Garden Cottage, Southern Pines, North Carolina

March 23, 2011
by Kevin Kolus, Editor
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Alan Moore, AIA, Principal • CJMW

Congratulations to all Citation of Merit winners!

It was a long process. Alan Moore emphasizes this again and again when describing the project origins of Penick Village Garden Cottage. With a resident capacity of only 10, and a square footage of just 7,000, this single-family type of residence, run as an assisted living facility, does not immediately inspire images of prolonged design.

But Moore assures, don’t let the project’s size fool you. Those details are deceptive. “Every aspect of design was measured by a simple question: ‘Would you have this in your home?’” Moore says. “Nurse call systems, med carts—we weren’t having any of those.”



Kevin Kolus

Kevin Kolus


Kevin Kolus wrote for Long-Term Living when he was an editor. He left the brand in 2012...