James Boyd House
ca. 1904; 1920s
E. Vermont Ave. Ext., Southern Pines, NC
Architectural Record (June 1924).
Incorporating an existing house owned by Boyd’s grandfather, Embury designed an asymmetrical Georgian Revival house with a linear plan open to the outdoors. Typical of several of his houses in the area, the piazza opens into a very large living room that overlooks the rear garden. In the Architectural Record, June 1924, Whitehead called it “a lovely, loosely connected, informal sort of enlarged Colonial farm house,” in which the plan was created from Boyd’s own sketches and the exterior form developed from that plan.