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LOUIS WALTER CHERRY III, FAIA (1953-)
Louis Cherry grew up in Grifton NC.
His father was a builder and attended NC State's School of Design. He attended Fork Union Military Academy, graduating in 1971. He attended Duke University for
several years then got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 1977. In 1978, he was a general contractor for passive solar homes in Greenville. He
hired an architect for these homes who became his
mentor in sustainable design,
In 1992, Cherry founded Cherry Huffman Architects with Dan Huffman. While there he designed the unbuilt Clarence Lightner Public Safety Center, below.
With other business partners, he started the much-loved restaurant Enoteca Vin on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, now closed. He and former wife Ann Marie Baum also owned Cherry Modern, a modern design furnishings business, now closed.
In 2011, the Cherry Huffman merged with RATIO Architects of Indianapolis and Dan Huffman left to start an independent design practice.
In February 2013, Cherry left RATIO for a solo practice as Louis Cherry Architecture (LCA). His personal house became famous in 2014 when a neighbor sued to block construction. In 2014 LCA became a design/build firm.
2005 - The George A. (Allen) and Marianne Mebane Residence Expansion, 828 Woodward Road, Mocksville, NC. The new expansion, large enough to be a home all by itself, was designed to showcase the owner's art collection and lakeviews. Bottom four photos by James West. Deeded in 2012 to Marianne Mebane and the Davie Community Foundation, Inc. Sold in 2013 to 79 Properties LLC, Casey and Clint Bowyer.
2006 - The Amy Ball Renovation and Addition, 3405 Cherry Lane, Raleigh. Extensive expansion of a 1960's ranch house, bottom photo. Other photos by James West. Construction by Maplewood Building Company.
2008 - The Larry Wheeler Residence Renovation, 44 Cedar Street, Chapel Hill. Photos by James West. Construction by Maplewood Building Company. Additional renovation in 2013 designed by Robby Johnston and Craig Kerins. An outdoor pavilion was added in 2016, bottom photo.
Sources include: Cherry Huffman Architects, Michael Blevins, RATIO Architects, Dan Huffman, RHDC, Louis Cherry.