Hillsborough, NC The owners of a beautiful piece of land in Orange County had worked on ideas about their future home for a long time, and arrived in our office with a clear vision of the spaces and adjacencies they wished for in their new house. They had not yet been able to imagine the qualities of each room or the relationship of the structure as a whole to the
Chapel Hill, NC We encourage our clients to look for and share with us design ideas and images that exemplify the qualities and character of places which they would like to have in their homes. Across the Pond is a great example of this process. The owners had studied many house designs and had collected examples and images of places in which they would like to live. Through discussions, diagrams,
The owners of this custom home dreamt of creating a house that would integrate with the meadow and woods of their 20-acre property in the agrarian landscape of Orange County. Avid entertainers, they wanted a house to share with family and friends both at large gatherings and for intimate dinners.
Both peaceful retreat and ideal setting for entertaining, this home is situated on a wooded lot in an established neighborhood near a lake and park. The house’s form and exterior materials recall the simple vernacular architecture of the region. In contrast, the interior’s dramatic two-story volumes, open stairs, continuous space, cozy lofts, two-sided wood-burning fireplace, expansive views and abundant natural light create a dynamic yet highly functional living environment.
This 2013 AIA Merit Award winning getaway home overlooks the Haw River in North Carolina. The owners decided to build a retreat that will later serve as a guesthouse when they retire and build their permanent home. The design expands and redefines the relationship of interior and exterior spaces.