Stoke Penthouse ApartmentEllen Cassilly Architect
This empty nester couple was ready to trade in their suburban life for the convenience of living downtown. They purchased the entire building and kept the third floor for their living space. The adjacent Airbnb apartment provides additional space when needed. The entry-level had tall 22 foot ceilings — this height is fabulous in the main public spaces but overwhelming in the private spaces. The addition of mezzanine with storage, home-office, and exercise area. The top floor provides a double roof deck and office/guest room combo.
The Buno Renovation doubled the size of a one-story ranch in Durham’s Hope Valley neighborhood. The owners desired to maintain the home’s street presence, while creating a more contemporary appearance. The original bedrooms and bathrooms were retained for guests, but the remainder was given to a generous new dining room and mudroom. The addition is only glimpsed from the street and does not overwhelm the original. The kitchen spans old and new, and the completed house is a skewed “H” in plan, which creates interesting spaces inside and out.
House on a HillSoliDeo Design Studio pllc
Starting with a steeply sloped corner infill lot in Hillsborough’s Historic District, we set out to create a home that fit gently in with it’s neighbors, without mimicking their historic nature and details. This long low bungalow sits on the tallest spot on it’s lot, sheltering a separate apartment, a light filled open floorplan, and a walk out basement behind it’s contemporary bungalow lines.
Meadow View ResidenceBizios Architect
The owners dreamt of integrating the meadow and woods of their 20-acre property in Orange County, a house to share with family and friends at large gatherings and for intimate dinners. A trellised entry ramp leads from an arrival parking court into the house’s covered front porch. Glass doors open to the main living areas. South facing windows provide views of the meadow, pond and provide natural lighting. Exterior awnings keep the interior cool and add texture and shadows to the south façade.
121 S. Tarboro ResidenceThe Raleigh Architecture Co
121 S. Tarboro was designed for a small, vacant infill lot in downtown Raleigh. The house makes use of a diagramatic \”wrapper\” which folds down the north and south sides giving privacy from the close neighbors and focuses views towards downtown (front, east) and the adjacent neighborhood (back, west). The front facade has minimal glazing to buffer the busy street, while the rear facade and double height living space open up to a back yard prized for it\’s urban privacy and sunrises.
Lynch-Williamson ResidenceCaidus Design
The Lynch Williamson Residence is an addition/renovation for a small house on a small downtown lot, under a really big tree. Despite the limited room for expansion and proximity to neighbors, we were still able to introduce natural light, views, and copious storage to a 1920’s bungalow.