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always been there

The house is inspired by the traditional family beach cottage that the owner spent summers at as a child, and is designed for the next generation of the family to create lifelong memories of their own.  Traditional North Carolina coastal vernacular elements are configured to create cozy timeless rooms and outdoor porches while celebrating vast views toward the Atlantic Ocean. A connected guest cottage provides separation for the primary family and their guests.

iron and wine

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tree house

This house, discretely located on a tall dune in the maritime forest of a barrier island provides a peaceful escape from the city for the owners and their extended family. Originally constructed in the mid-1970's, this home was renovated, and additional outdoor decks were added, providing the occupants with multiple places to sit and enjoy the unique characteristics of living under, inside of, and above the existing grove of large live oak trees.

howdy neighbor

The retired owners who enjoy hobby gardening decided to build a new house in a quiet wooded neighborhood with a grand vista of a tidal creek.  The house design takes a queue from regional farm structures in the coastal region.  The primary living area with vista views is placed at a level halfway between the garage and sleeping floor, thus keeping the habitable space out of the flood plain and making floor-to-floor access a little easier.


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view to portugal

This escape from the city for a retired couple is sited on a barrier island populated with large vacation homes. Shaped by its oceanfront location and the owner's desire for sloped ceilings with exposed rafters, the basic form of the house and its structure speak about building at the edge of the land and sea.