I’m back again with more pics from High Point. There was so much to see up there, it’s impossible to get it all in on one post, so today I’m sharing Part 1 of the pics that I took from the massive mansion, Adamsleigh. Here’s a little about this magnificent estate home. It was built by John Hampton “Hamp” Adams, co-founder of the Adams-Millis Corporation and one of the early titans of High Point’s flourishing textile industry. The 15,000 s.f. home was christened as Adamsleigh in 1931 by his family and the vast estate of more than 13 acres included tennis courts, a caretaker’s cottage, a pond, and two swimming pools.
Not too shabby, right?!
Here are a few of the features that are unique to this home:
- a three story spiral tower staircase forged from a single piece of wrought iron
- Wood-paneled walls with a secret entrance
- One of a kind, plaster-molded ceilings
- Renaissance-style mantels with ornate, detailed moldings
- Art-deco bathroom moldings
- Intricately detailed, hand-forged wrought iron across windows and doors.
Here are all the designers involved with the Junior League Showhouse:
- India Miller – Entry Hall, Stair Tower
- Ann Legette – Library
- Miles Redd – Living Room
- Suzanne Kasler – Den
- Bradshaw Orrell & Randy McManus – Sun Room and Back Terrace
- Eric Cohler – Sun Porch
- Jack Fpillips – Upstairs Hallway, Daughter’s Room #1 & Bathroom, Upstairs Hallway 2
- Lisa Kahn-Allen – Owner’s Sitting Room
- Warren Kessler – “His” Bedroom
- Traci Zeller & Lisa Mende (who I got to meet in real life!) – “His” Dressing/Bathroom
- Robert Brown – “Her” Bedroom & Dressing Room
- Kara Cox – Daughter’s Room #2 & Bathroom
- Leslie May – Maid’s Room
- Debby Golulka – Guest Bedroom #1 & Bathroom
- Megan Winters – Guest Bedroom #2
- Circa Interiors – Prohibition Room
- Jane Matteson – Entry
- Anita Phipps – Men’s Room
- John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon – Breakfast Room
- Jeffery Muse – Dining Room
- Leslie Moore – Kitchen & Enclosed Back Porch
- Patti Allen & Stephanie James – Auto Court
- New Garden Nursery – Auto Court next to boutique & circle drive
So, are you ready for the tour? Instead of trying to match up all the rooms and designers, I’m just going to show it all to you. I didn’t make notes of all the rooms and which designers went with each, so I don’t want to mis-identify anything.
This shot from the website captures it much better than I could.
Entry way and spiral staircase.
Pretty sure this is “His Bedroom”
And I think this is “Her” bedroom
Note the original plaster walls, aren’t these so unique as well as the plaster ceilings.
Another very unique ceiling detail.
I think this was the den, Suzanne Kasler’s room.
Details on drapes
Boxed cornice details
Another view of spiral staircase
Stay tuned for Part 2, a little later. It was such a huge place, it’s impossible to capture it in just a few pics and I’m sure you all love the tour as much as I did. At 15,000 s.f. you could easily get lost in this place!