AIA Homes Tour Winner

10 10 2007


This won my vote at least. Note to self… before building a new home… purchase a horribly difficult lot in a great neighborhood and consult Tim Cuppett to do the unthinkable. Here’s Tim’s take of the project from his website.

“This house sits on a heavily wooded lot that was deemed too constricted by an easement to be suitable for construction; but that feature mandated the very beauty of the place. In response to these constraints, the house is narrow and deep. A high, wide overhang supported on slender columns creates shading while a sun protecting wooden brise-soleil on the West side screens the house. Both features meld the structure into its context of trees and vegetation in the natural undisturbed easement. With the exception of some limestone walls, exterior materials were chosen to disappear into the landscape.

The house is Modern but warm because of the raw materials and colors used. There is only a thin veil of separation from inside to outside and every room features windows on multiple sides.”

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