WALDA JOSEPHINE (JO) KLIER EWING (1941-)
Jo Ewing was born and raised in Raleigh. She started designing houses in 1961, working for Bill Poole, Ed Mogelnickie, then realtor Howard Perry as a designer. She started her own business in 1970. In 1996, she "retired" for 4 years to live on a boat with husband Arnold. In 2000, she returned to Raleigh and opened Jo Ewing Residential Design. She was then a partner with Carter Skinner at Ewing Skinner until 2008, her second retirement.
1968 - The Melrose and Josephine Klier Residence, 6812 Valley Lake Drive, Raleigh NC. Jo's mother picked the design from a plan book and Jo did the redesign. Built by Frank Walser. Sold in 1986 to Jo Ewing. Sold in 1992 to Charlotte and David Grunwaldt. Sold in 2003 to Ryan and Lisa Petty. Sold in 2008 to Luis Elizalde and Brandon Polk who still owned it as of 2021. Photo by Leilani Carter.
1974 - The Pam and Bob Warren House, 421 Martindale Drive, Raleigh NC. A contemporary design built by Mark Dike. Subsequent renovation by Karl Gaskins and additional construction by Chris Lokey of North State Building Company. 1.22 acres with pond, 3,000-bottle wine cellar, four-car garage, and guest apartment. Sold in 2016 to Kate and John Kaplan.
1977 - The Henry M. Steele Residence, 8712 Fort Macon Court, Raleigh NC. Sold in 1990 to Bon Chung Lin. Sold in 1995 to Susan Land Craft. Sold in 1998 to Gary and Janice Grathen. Sold in 2003 to Judson Bowman. Sold in 2010 to Dennis and Laura Houchin.
1977 - The Amarendra and Kiron B. Reddy House, 1605 Green Pine Court, Raleigh NC. The Reddys added a sun porch. Sold in 1995 to Todd and Martha Lempicke who still owned it as of 2021. Martha Lempicke believes the builder's name was Collins. Note the cool sunken fireplace/screening area, above. Has had several other additions/renovations, not by Ewing.
1978 - The Howard F. and Betty M. Twiggs House, 817 Blenheim Drive, Raleigh NC. Commissioned 1976. Kitchen extended in 1995. Still owned by the Twiggs as of 2021.
1978 - The Bobby Joe Burch and Helen Burch Residence, 1424 Hunting Ridge Road, Raleigh NC. Sold in 1982 to Robert and Carolyn Diehl who still owned it as of 2021.
1984 - The Jack and Mary Satterwhite House, 237 Carpathian Way, Raleigh NC. Sold in 1984 to Meade Buchanan. Sold in 1988 to Walter and Jean Taft. Sold in 1998 to Donald and Patricia Hinkle who still owned it as of 2021. Photo by Leilani Carter.
1988 - The Kenneth and Connie Allen Residence, 7609 Wingfoot Drive, Raleigh NC. Sold in 2000 to Sallie Taggart and Edward Carpp. Sold in 2021 to Catherine R. L. and Joshua L. L. Lawson. Bottom photo by Leilani Carter.
1991 - The Andrew and Shelley Dembicks Residence, 2828 Exeter, Raleigh NC. 3400 square feet. Features a commercial kitchen and a Franz Joseph fireplace replica. Sold in 2016 to Maile S. Hardcastle.
1995 - The J. Leroy King House, 5420 Deer Forest Trail, Raleigh NC. Traditional design, 6164 sf, built by Clifton Hicks. Structural engineer, Chuck Lysaght. Landscape design by Dan Sears. Sold in 2013 to Jeffrey and Elaine Larose.
Around 2010 - The Joel Williams House, North Raleigh NC. Traditional design, evoking a French country estate. Featured in Walter Magazine. Built by Williams Realty and Building Company. Interior design by Carson Clark. Photos by Jim Sink. Do you know where it is?
Sources include: Jo Klier Ewing; Betty Twiggs; Jud Bowman.