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Residential Entries 2013

140 West Franklin - courtyard perspective (rendering: © Cline Design)

140 West FranklinCline Design

Conveniently located in the heart of the Town of Chapel Hill, minutes away from UNC and Interstate 40, this mixed-use community is strategically designed to stimulate the town center, reduce the town’s carbon footprint and expand the local economy. The plaza features soaring colonnades, interactive sculptures and natural spaces.

Arnold Residence - elevation (photo: © Steven Clipp Architecture)

Arnold ResidenceSteven Clipp Architecture

The clients wanted a simple cottage for two and desired more of a vacation home than a traditional residence. The challenge was to maximize the available views with the house sited on a steep uphill lot.

The Lakehouse - elevation (photo: © Steven Clipp Architecture)

The LakehouseSteven Clipp Architecture

This house is in a gated community that requires every home to be designed by an architect. A heavy timber ridge beam runs 70 feet through the house to an outdoor stone fireplace. The rough stone and the heavy timbers are contrasted by tigerwood floors, polished marble, and black and white granite surfaces.

Lakeshore Drive - front (photo: ©Jay Faulkerson, Architect)

Lakeshore DriveJay Faulkerson, Architect

At 2115 square feet, this house is relatively small though it has four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Even though the constraints of the existing site posed some challenges, the architect worked with the clients to take advantage of what the site could offer. For example, the house is oriented to take advantage of the passive solar gain in the winter while providing substantial shade to reduce cooling requirements in the summer, and maximizing the view to the lake all year.

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