Raleigh-based In Situ Studio designed a house to nestle up to a wooded site, using Sto Powerwall stucco on the main body, with Hardie Plank siding and MiraTEC trim on the pop-out. Dappled sunlight on a site near Duke Forest in Durham, North Carolina determined the home's orientation. Courtesy of Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives Inc.
In Pittsboro, North Carolina, design-build firm Tonic contstructed a four-story, 3,200-square-foot residence for a musician and his son. By using, a philosophy of "construction-led design" to inform the structure's details, the firm was able to realize the design for $200 per square foot. Located on a 60-acre plot of land, the house features green elements like a small foorprint, bamboo flooring, Energy Star appliances, natural daylighting, an efficient HVAC system, and operable windows for cross ventilation.
Clad in black, white, and gray stucco, with stained cypress sheathing, the 4,200-square-foot home is heated and cooled by three geothermal wells. Nestled into a ridge in a 1960s subdivision outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, the house is surrounded by clusters of golden beeches, scads of scarlet dogwoods, and a sienna-tinted chestnut tree.
On a steeply sloping ridge in Asheville, North Carolina, architects Elihu Siegman and Michael Silverman were tasked with creating a host of personals spaces while capturing scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Its standing-seam galvalume roof-scape mimics the surrounding mountains. The main living space, which is lined in cedar, intersects two bedroom wings clad in Hardie board.
An old farmhouse became a modern home after architect Chad Everhart discovered it near Boone, North Carolina. Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Everhart used red and yellow accent colors to blend with the natural North Carolina foliage. The house features cantilevered porches and decks to provide deep shadows. Image courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.