Surf Gallery

This home is located on Wrightsveille Beach, NC.  It was designed for a couple relocating from the Midwest seeking to enjoy their "empty nest" years near the ocean.  The client impressed early on that they would not only expect the usual programmatic elements of a beach house, but would also like their home to be a functioning  gallery for their extensive modern art collection.  They asked for a contemporary home design, but one whose exterior fits into the context of the surrounding historic beach community.


This home is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  The owners requested a contemporary design that is also referential to the character of the coastal community and environment in which it is situated; where enjoyment of views, breezes, and water could be exploited in every space.  The architect piled this analogy throughout in the planning and detailing of the home - taking as inspiration fine wooden powerboats like those manufactured by Riva and Chris Craft.

On Water Main House

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On Water Guest House

This guest house sits on a peninsula reaching into Futch Creek.  Spectacular views offer western sunsets across the creek, sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and a swimming pool just steps outside.  Column less porches formed by cantilevered bedrooms offer cool shaded areas and a rooftop terrace is perfect for sun worshipers.  The material palette of painted brick, exposed structural steel, stained mahogany and white painted trim coordinate with the main house.


This project consists of an addition and renovations to a waterfront home in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Adaptations to the structure focused on providing additional living space for a young family, maximizing views and day lighting, and balancing updated form and styling. The design team strived to develop useful and engaging spatial relationships, as well as to utilize systems and materials that provide bold texture and perform optimally in harsh coastal environment.

Point 3

This residence for a couple retiring to the North Carolina coast occupies a site cradled by a picturesque par three golf hole with views across the Intracoastal Waterway through an inlet to the ocean. Surrounded by native grasses it sits perched on a hill, reminiscent of a scene from an Andrew Wyeth painting, it works in harmony with the golf course to become a seamless terrain. 


By a lake in the midst of a traditional neighborhood rests a villa called Dragonfly. Like its namesake, the home gently sits by the water's edge appearing poised to take flight. Two wings housing sleeping, cooking, eating, and bathing areas are positioned opposite one another, joined by a windowed interstitial living space from which inhabitants can enjoy an intimate private courtyard view on one side and an expansive lake vista on the other. 



In a fast-growing, southern, coastal city bursting at the seams, four wooded acres along a tidal creek is highly coveted property and the setting for this project. Maintaining such a property - with its existing unassuming house, small barn, pier and dock - as a single modest estate is almost unheard-of, but it is the desire of the owners relocating from a large New England city. 

Sand Castle

Like the seashore, given its character through many years of sculpting, the Sandcastle emerges from its ocean front site to provide a summer vacation get away for a retired couple to entertain family and friends. Sand based materials like cast-in-place concrete, stucco, custom cast stone, glass, ceramic roof tiles and travertine blend together seamlessly with natural wood and stainless steel accents to create a fortress built to withstand the harsh climate of an ocean front property.

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The Equinox

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