Shepherd home in Fox Box Development in Vass, NC This traditional farmhouse in the Fox Box development of Vass takes top honors in its cost category in the 2007 Moore County Home Builders Home of the Year Awards. With more than 9,000 square feet (4,753 heated) the home offers owners James and Cindy Shepherd a large, gourmet kitchen with professional grade appliances. The kitchen opens to the breakfast and keeping rooms, as well as a butler's pantry.

It is a picturesque home with a weathervane, covered front patio fit for rocking chairs and a sprawling, 10 acre lawn. Once inside, the home's main floor offers gracious living to the Shepherds and their guests.The great room, with a vaulted ceiling, overlooks a large back deck with views of the pastures. The master suite is complete with hardwood floors in the bedroom, dual vanities in the bathroom, a dressing room and his and her closets.

The second floor features a studio, and two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Almost everything in this home was a special order or custom item. It includes a great deal of mill work, such as wainscoting, custom mantels, heavy crown moldings, casing and baseboards.