North Carolina Residence

Located in the waterfront town of Oriental, this home sits alone on a wooded peninsula on a tributary of the Neuse River.

The concave metal roof is supported by exposed heavy timber trusses. The interior ceiling and exterior soffit are a continuous curved plane on the underside of the roof assembly. The exterior is accented with cedar clad elements.

The soaring light-dappled entry responds to the Loblolly pines that surround the house. Views of the trees from the clerestory windows are framed like a row of oversized Japanese wood block prints. The experience from the second floor is akin to being in a tree house. The house is constantly in dialog with the surroundings, you are conscious of the changing light: the arc of the day is in full view.