MICHAEL ROSS KERSTING, AIA (1964-)
Michael Ross Kersting grew up in Las Cruces NM. He earned a BA in 1986 from the University of New Mexico and an MA in Architecture from NCSU in 1990. After working in Washington DC, Kersting moved to Wilmington NC where he worked for Ligon Flynn for about 18 months then worked for Woods Architecture in Santa Fe NM. Kersting worked for contractor Nick Garrett and in parallel established Michael Ross Kersting Architecture PA in Wilmington NC in 1995. He broke off from Garrett around 1997. Note: Projects are listed in reverse chronological order.
2019 article in Salt Magazine
2020 - The Nancy Dowling House, aka Alpine Modern, Linville NC.
2020 - The Larry and Debbie Robbins House, 3018 Randolph, Raleigh NC.
2020 - aka House in Morehead City NC.
2020 - aka House on Intracoastal, Morehead City NC.
2020 - aka House on a Lake.
2020 - aka Riptide, Wrightsville Beach NC.
2020 - aka Stairway to Heaven, Wrightsville Beach NC.
2020 - aka House, Wrightsville Beach NC.
2020 - aka Everitts Creek House, Wilmington NC.
2019 - The Schley House, aka Mobius, Pine Knoll Shores NC.
2018 - aka Mud Hinge, Wilmington NC. Built by Josh Mihaly, Dudley Builders. Photos by Rick Ricozzi.
Around 2018 - aka Lifeguard Stand, Wrightsville Beach NC.
2018 - The Christopher B. and Alison Parker House, aka One Auditorium, One Auditorium Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC. Built by Parker Construction Group. Landscape architect, Mihaly Land Design. Lysaght and Associates were the structural engineers. Civil engineers, Coastal Land Design.
2017 - The Derek Winstanly House, aka Skyeblu, 8 Water Street, Wrightsville Beach NC. Interiors by Peridot. Built by Parker Construction.
2017 - The Robert and Lisa Beller House, aka Heron Watch, 2399 North Lumina, Wrightsville Beach NC.
Around 2017 - aka Transformer.
Around 2017 - aka Lumina View, Wrightsville Beach NC.
2017 - The Marci and Joe Thurber House, aka Eastlight, 148 Goodwill Lane, Swansboro NC.
2016 - The Will and Christy Spencer House, aka Run Ashore, aka Shipwreck, 521 Beach Road North, Figure Eight Island, Wilmington NC. A piece of shipwreck was found during the excavation and will become a sculpture as a memorial. Built by Tongue and Groove Builders. Has a rooftop pool. Featured in the Wilmington Star News, April 12, 2017. Featured on WRAL's Tarheel Traveler.
2016 - The Jeffrey Schrager and Anne York House, aka Surf Gallery, aka Ick Ick Not, 305 South Lumina, Wrightsville Beach NC. Built by Doster Building Company. Original house on that site, bottom photo.
2016 - The McNeill Properties II House, aka Lumina, 407 South Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach NC. Traditional design. Built by Parker Construction Group.
2016 - The Oz Nichols House Renovation, 306 North Channel Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC.
2015 - The Chris and Amy Knott House, aka Waterline, 34 Pelican Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC. Designed with Toby Keeton. Built by David Lennard. Won 1st place in the People's Choice category in the 2015 Matsumoto Prize.
2015 - The Malion House, Carolina Beach NC.
2015 - The Rob and Sharon Smart House, 7904 East Yacht Drive, Oak Island NC.
2014 - The Lynne Herndon Renovation, aka the Equinox House, 7444 Dunbar Road, Wilmington NC. Built by David Lennard Builders. Original house and garage built in 1996, bottom photo. Photos by Rick Ricozzi.
2014 - The Chris and Alison Parker House, aka the Modern Cottage, 3004 Sunnybranch Drive, Wilmington NC. Traditional design. Built and developed by Chris Parker Construction Group. Sold in 2015 to Roger Hauger.
2014 - The Richard and Lisa Poole Renovation, 2 Shore Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC. Built by True Builders. Photos by Rick Ricozzi.
2013 - The Alice Ray Cathrall House, 621 Dundee Lakes Place, Wilmington NC. For sale in 2017.
2013 - The Douglas Lebda Renovation, aka the On Water Main House, 1625 Futch Creek Road, Wilmington NC. Interior photos by Michael Blevins.
2013 - The Douglas Lebda Guest House, aka On Water, aka the Taking Flight House, aka Walking on Water, 1625 Futch Creek, Wilmington NC. Designed with Toby R. Keeton. Built by Mark Batson, Tongue and Groove Custom Builder. Rudy Dombroski, Structural Engineer. Won 1st place in the 2014 Matsumoto Prize People's Choice category.
2012 - The Mark Batson Remodel, aka 32, aka Rust 32, 32 Pelican Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC. Built by Tongue and Groove Builders LLC, owned by Mark Batson. Photos by Joshua Curry.
2011 - The Sherwood House Addition and Expansion, aka The Pause/Rewind/Fast Forward House, 2 East Beach Bay Lane, Figure Eight Island, Wilmington NC. Built by David Lennard Builders. Original house from 1980. For sale in 2015.
2010 - The Arthur and Sherri Drogue House, 1000 Turnberry Place, Wilmington NC. Traditional design. Photo by Joshua Curry.
Around 2010 - The Dalton Residence, aka The Bear Claw House, Smith Mountain Lake VA. Unbuilt.
2008 - The Alvah and Janice Bohannon House, aka Oyster in the Rough, 1518 Landfall Drive, Wilmington. Built by the Farlow Group. Landscape design by Pam Kersting.
2008 - The John and Roberta Wilson Residence, aka The Dragonfly Villa, 2012 Northstar Place, Wilmington NC. Photos by Joshua Curry. Built by David Lennard. The landscape architect was Pamela Kersting. Featured in Wrightsville Beach Magazine September 2008. Won 1st place People's Choice Award in the 2013 George Matsumoto Prize. Sold in 2016 to Jennie A. and Ivan J. Leichtling.
2008 - The John A. and Amy Jones Residence, aka Mother Boathouse, 20 Shore Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC.
2007 – The Anthony and Patricia Van Schaick House, aka Point 3 Residence, 1015 Ocean Ridge Drive, Wilmington NC. Located in Landfall. Built by the Farlow Group. Commissioned 2006. Photos by Joshua Curry.
2007 - The Jean LeGwin Renovation, 7515 Dunbar, Wilmington NC. Built by David Lennard Builders. Original house built in 1982. Includes a Boathouse/Gazebo, bottom photo. The project architect was Hunter Paul Coffey.
2007 - The Norman and Mary Lou Garrity House, aka Sandcastle, 2616 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach NC. Interiors by Nancy Mullineaux. Built by Nick Garrett.
2007 - The Jean Legwin Studio, aka the L2 House, aka House by the Creek, 7515 Dunbar Road, Wilmington NC. On the same property as the Legwin house above.
2006 – The Alice S. Bryant Renovation, aka the Half and Half House Renovation, 513 North Channel Drive, Wrightsville Beach NC. Half traditional beach house, half Modernist house. Built by Jim Shaw Builders.
2005 - The Michael and Pamela Kersting Residence, aka the Steel Koi House, aka the Architect House, 6917 Running Brook Terrace, Wilmington NC. Photos by Joshua Curry. Built by David Lennard.
2004 - The Roger and Susan Gendron House, 2214 Allen's Lane, Wilmington NC. Sold in 2014 to Lance Lazarus.
2003 - The Richard and Sandra Randazzo House, 2001 Balmoral Place, Figure Eight Island, Wilmington NC. Traditional design. Sold to Kenneth and Priscill Lloyd.
2002 - The Richard and Jonquille Curwen
House,aka On the Creek, 1809 Baywater Court
, Bolivia NC. Sold to Baywater Rentals LLC.
2001 - The Dennis and Anne Sorhagen Renovation, 6320 Guinea Lane, Wilmington NC. Traditonal design. Built by the Farlow Group. Interior Designer, Lydia Rogers & Company. Landscape architect, Pam Kersting. Sold in 2013 to David and Michelle Starbuck.
2001 - The William Kersting House, 3401 Vista Primera Road, Las Cruces NM. His dad.
2001 – The Jack and Lisbeth Renwick House, aka the Lantern, 6807 Towles Road, Wilmington NC. Built by David Lennard Builders. Sold in 2008 to John R. and Judith Shay.
2000 - The R. Frederick McCoy House, aka Always Been There, 522 Beach Road North, Figure Eight Island, Wilmington NC.
2000 - The Howard M. and Jane Poole House, 430 North Fort Fisher, Kure Beach NC. Later renovations by Art Davis Construction. Sold in 2011 to Terry B. and Nancy Grier. Sold in 2015 to Kerri K. and Peter J. Connellan.
1999 - The Timothy W. and Heidi Winslow House, 6901 Runningbrook, Wilmington NC. Sold in 2003 to Gregory and Stephanie Collins.
1999 - The Ralph and Teresa Gevinson House, 5915 Hollyholm Trace, Wilmington NC. Traditional design. Built by Nick Garrett.
1998 - The Sarah Switzer Keane House, 7424 Fisherman Creek Drive, Wilmington NC. Traditional design. Sold in 2005 to Scott Atkinson. Sold in 2010 to Robert and Abigail Clark.
1997 - The John and Carol Edwards House, 2033 Balmoral Place, Wilmington NC. Contemporary design with a huge indoor pool. Deeded to various Edwards trusts.