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Rustic Contemporary Retreat, Interior Designer. 2011, First Place Residential Architecture over 4000sf AT HOME Magazine Design Awards with Laurent J. Torno, AIA. 2010, NKBA National Kitchen of the Year with brooksBerry & Associates. 2010.

After purchasing a two-story circa 1880 log cabin in rural Missouri, the couple decided to add a very substantial Y-shaped addition.

They brought in designer Emily Castle early, and she was able to ensure the interiors were functional and beautiful, and complemented the architect's exteriors. One of the major challenges in the project was to incorporate the many high-tech features that this extremely active, forever-entertaining couple wanted in a way that would mesh with the project's rustic log cabin aesthetic.

Geothermal heating and cooling system hidden in the floor, ceiling speakers nestled behind a stained cypress-paneled ceiling and an 18-foot NanaWall all seem right at home with the home's abundant natural materials which include limestone, copper, oak, flagstone and rough-hewn wood beams.


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Emily Parker Castle, ASID / BA Architecture Washington University, 1978