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Craftsman Home in Raleigh

A modern home modeled after the early 20th century American Craftsman style of architecture. It was a rewarding project that resolved several challenges at the beginning of design.

The piece of property, located in Southwest Raleigh, was the final remaining parcel in a traditional thirty year old neighborhood. The site had limited access, adjacent neighbors, a steep slope, and a potentially large septic system. It involved quite a bit of sitework out of the back of the architect's to test layouts and elevations.

Another key component of the design was accessibility (sometimes called age in place). The design allows those with limited mobility a seamless connection between the house, garage, and driveway. All are on the same level without any stairs between. Despite the front entry steps befitting the Craftsman style, any visitor in a wheelchair or powered chair still has access to the front door.

Design of the exterior also included exploring several roof forms. The final shapes translate into the interior spaces. Then two color schemes were developed for selection of the preferred. The timbers are authentic, fabricated by Triton Timberworks in Tarboro, North Carolina.