The Morelock Home
By Christina Davenport
Photography by Ali Atchley/Creative Revolver
Years before building their extraordinary colonial home, Ashlan and Davis Morelock could be found spending weekends and breaks at their quaint cabin in the woods. The Morelocks are the proud owners of roughly 150 acres of land, and the wooded property has been in Davis’ family since the late 1930s.
“We had two young children, and we knew that our previous home was not where we wanted to stay,” explains Ashlan. “We built a cabin on the farm in 2015 and we really enjoyed spending time here on the weekends, so we decided that we wanted to build our forever home here before our children grew up.”
Even though the Morelocks badly wanted to have a home where they could enjoy the pristine natural setting as family, they were also careful not to rush the process.
“Since this was going to be our forever home, we really wanted to take the time to make sure we had it right,” says Ashlan. “We spent years thinking about and designing it. We would come home from work and sit around the kitchen table after dinner. Davis would sketch rooms out, and we would have a conversation and tweak things until we felt we had it right.”
The end result is a striking colonial home that serves as a respite from the outside world and offers all who enter an immediate sense of serenity.