Who: Jake and Page Fehling; their three kids: Ford, 10, Cal, 9, and June, 6; and their dog Phyllis, 2.
Job: Page is the weekday morning host and anchor of FOX46’s Good Day Charlotte and Jake is the vice-president of marketing at Movement Mortgage. Together they also host a podcast called Date Night with Jake and Page, emcee events and teach classes on public speaking.
The Story: The couple met in Hoboken in 2005 before relocating to Raleigh for Page’s job in 2007 and finally settling here in Charlotte in 2014. Page’s brother, Movement Mortgage CEO Casey Crawford, purchased land in south Charlotte where the family and close friends are slowly building out something of a compound. There are four homes there now and a total of 13 relatives all on the same street. The Fehlings built their home on the property in 2017 with Goodwin Custom Homes.
The Home: The 4,000-square-foot, two-story home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms (plus an extra one outside for the pool) and a bonus play room.
Outdoor Living: A screened porch accessible from the main living area and the master bedroom doubles as an outdoor living room overlooking the saltwater pool and hot tub out back.
Sentimental Value: Everything in the Fehling home tells a story. “I try to be really intentional about everything we have in our house,” said Page. “Most everything has a story and a meaningful reason for being there. The combination of it all is coming together in a way that makes me so happy to look at and live in every day.”
Smart Storage: Wall-to-wall custom built-ins in the living room combine open shelving for displaying unique treasures (like Page’s dried frog from her Peace Corps days in Honduras) and cabinets for hiding the rest. The same utility is at play in the mud room where the kids’ gear is hidden behind far more eye-pleasing birch tree wallpapered locker-style doors. Page says they also strategically built the home without a formal dining room or guest rooms to avoid creating unused space. Instead, a custom-built king-size hideaway bed by Tall Oak Builders and full bathroom make it possible to convert the playroom into a sizable guest suite only when needed.
Shops and Inspiration
Family History: The decor inside Fehling’s home centers on family heirlooms, from a stained-glass window Jake’s stepdad made for his mom displayed at the door to Page’s grandmothers table repurposed as a bathroom vanity. Everywhere you turn you’ll find someone that’s been handed down — a hutch Page’s parents found on the side of the road, dining chairs from her dad’s hardware store and a shrine of historic family photos.
Custom Creations: Danielle McKim of TUFT in Charlotte created a number of custom pieces for the Fehlings, including their navy dining table, a reupholstered chair that belonged to Page’s grandmother and a coffee table created to fit perfectly with their enormous living room sectional. The custom kitchen island was made with reclaimed wood from Cope and Stick in Charlotte and the porch furniture is by Jake’s cousin’s husband at Oak City Carpentry out of Raleigh.
Local and Regional Shops: Several items, including the artwork in the kitchen, the pink leopard throw in the powder room and the paper maguey centerpiece in the living room, are from Furbish Studio in Raleigh. Founder Jamie Meares was one of the first TV features Page did at her old station there. The wall of air plant art, one of Page’s favorite spots in the house, is by Carrie Gordon of Wildly Urban. Page has also picked up trinkets for the shelves at antique shops in downtown Waxhaw.
Fehling-Sized Seating: The Fehlings are a larger than life family — literally in that they’re very tall and figuratively in that they’re bursting with personality — so they wanted a huge couch where everyone could fit. They found it at Value City Furniture.
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