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2014 Residential Entries

McGuffey-Residence - front view - (photo: © Nicole Alvarez)

McGuffey ResidenceEllen Cassilly Architect

A model of urban living and aging-in-place, this home fits into a historic neighborhood of Durham, while fostering a modern lifestyle with live-work spaces and indoor/outdoor living. Having moved from the adjacent home, they wanted to maximize their views of downtown from the living spaces on the main (3rd floor) level. The middle level is devoted to the master bedroom and study; the ground level holds the entry and guest suite (possibly for a future caretaker).

Plotner-Gessula Residence - entry (photo: © Cat Wilborne Photography)Plotner/Gessula ResidenceBuildSense Architecture

This residence occupies a corner lot in a historic neighborhood of Raleigh. This contemporary home is the result of one family on the increasingly common mission to construct a well designed, well built, sustainable, comfortable, and sensible home on a budget. The simple gable roofed form rests comfortably in the existing neighborhood while clustered window configurations and cypress-clad porches announce a break from the traditional.

Ridge Road Residence - addition - (rendering: © Bailey Allred)Ridge Road ResidenceBailey Allred

While maintaining all the bones of an existing residence, the existing exterior courtyard was enclosed to add 350 sf of living space and the roof structure was redesigned to allow ample natural light, vaulted ceilings and an artist’s loft. This renovation has implemented a number of sustainable strategies to a residence originally constructed in the 1950’s and renovated in the 1980’s.

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