The Peninsula Club
Amid the gorgeous landscapes of Lake Norman north of Charlotte, the Veranda Restaurant offers upscale dining for members of The Peninsula Club golf course. The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry designed the 96-seat restaurant with the old and new members of the club in mind, and the result is a style that blends both traditional and modern aspects.
Using mid-century style as inspiration, the design creates a lively and social atmosphere where members want to linger and socialize. One example of this approach was centralizing the bar with a vaulted ceiling and overbar structure cascading from above. A wine wall behind the bar creates a beautiful backdrop, an intimate entrance, and excellent storage for a growing wine program. Bar height, counter height, and dining height seating in the bar area provide variety for different types of dining.
The reserve room to the side offers an intimate atmosphere for more traditional members while still giving a glimpse of the action in the bar. A striking book-matched fireplace is a modern twist on a traditional element. Using marble, brass, and deep blue tones lend an elegant and traditional feel, while the white painted wood and furniture selections provide a fresh and updated look.