Renovated from a hardware store in a metal building, Restaurant 195 was a ground breaking project in 1999 in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Sharing the space with an upscale health food store, Nature's Own, 195 was a completely new concept in the area. a combination of traditional and modern: heart pine floors specially milled for the project, combined with a modern esthetic and American Fusion cuisine helped energize the dining scene in the area. Almost 20 years later, the restaurant still continues to set the standard for modern cuisine and interiors in Moore County and beyond. The Porch was created in 2015 to utilize an outdoor patio off the dining room. The cypress for the sign and the cladding for the bar were sourced in Florida and trucked to the site. The lighting over the bar is from Splurge in Asheville
Custom designed and illuminated sign for the restaurant.
Entry for the restaurant. Vintage seating and Italian tile and brass table. Bubble photograph sourced from a NYC gallery.
The bar at 195. Custom panels and stainless steel inserts for the front of the bar and custom stainless bar top. Photograph over the bar sourced from a NYC gallery.
The main dining room at the restaurant.
The Ladies Lounge at 195. Tile floor is a custom pattern. The artwork was sourced from a North Carolina gallery.
The Ladies Lounge detail.
The cypress for The Porch sign was sourced in Florida near Gainesville and trucked to the site. Several of the planks measured over 14' in length.
The cypress used to face the bar at The Porch is backlit to create a soft glow at night, adding to the ambiance.