2012 | Downtown Residence | Chapel Hill, NC

The Downtown Residence is a 2,800-square-foot urban home fitted onto a narrow, 1/8-acre site. The program for the two-bedroom home was extruded vertically into a three-story volume that preserves the homeowners’ privacy while offering treetop views of the surrounding neighborhood. All of the home’s principal spaces open onto a dramatic, sunlit staircase that animates the home’s interior volumes. Special amenities include a third-story balcony adjoining the master bedroom suite, accessed through a movable glass partition and featuring an outdoor fireplace and grill. Views from this balcony extend for blocks east and west on Franklin Street, the signature thoroughfare of Chapel Hill.

AIA North Carolina Merit Award, 2013
AIA Triangle Merit Award, 2013

Photography by Wyatt Blackwell