A steep topography and limited budget were the primary design constraints for this project – a house for a passionate and creative couple. To maximize natural light and minimize foundation cost, we decided to build up rather than out. The modest three-story volume is crafted for the site, maintaining the neighborhood scale. Carved from the modest footprint is an ADU to be used for aging-parents and rental, adding density and diversity to a neighborhood that is increasing rapidly in cost. Our clients embraced the design constraints as creative opportunities and allowed us to find opportunities using ordinary materials in inventive ways.
Architect: katherine hogan architects
Construction: katherine hogan architects
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Photography: Tzu Chen Photography