My friend Dean Farris knows I love Otto Zenke, and I was thrilled when he sent me a link to this listing for an estate in Lewisville, North Carolina… Built in 1971, it was designed by Otto Zenke who from 1950 – 1980 designed the finest homes in North Carolina and along the East Coast. Zenke was a New Yorker who had trained at the Pratt Institute and the Parsons School of Design before relocating to Greensboro, North Carolina. “Back then, homeowners only had to say ‘Zenke’ when asked who was doing their interiors,” reported the Greensboro News & Record. “No extra explanation was necessary, thank you.” Sadly, few pictures of his work are available today, and so I am always excited when Zenke-designed houses pop up from time to time on the MLS.
This exquisite Zenke designed estate is set on 26 picturesque acres. According to the listing, the home was created with grandeur artistry and entertainment in mind, with a sophisticated foyer boasting an enchanting staircase. Custom woodwork and detail abound from room to room. Features include oversized rooms, 10-foot ceilings on main level, three fireplaces, and sunroom. Let’s take a tour!
This beautiful home is the perfect example of timeless design at its best. Please click here for additional information, and to see more of Otto Zenke’s work, past articles from The Glam Pad linked below.