Project Description

A 7500 square foot farmhouse inspired family home on 13 rural acres outside of Raleigh, NC


Inspired by the rural farm houses and agricultural buildings of North Carolina, the New American Farmhouse is a home designed for casual and comfortable living. Featured in the 2004 Raleigh Parade of Homes, the home earned praise for its refreshing simplicity and clarity, informality, and connection with the outdoors and the pastoral views of the 13 acre site. While at 7500 square feet the home is quite large, much attention was paid to reducing its impact on our environment. The home was situated in a natural clearing so no trees were removed from the site. The home’s glassy rear façade faces south to take advantage of passive solar energy (and capture views of a picturesque pond located on the property). It also uses an extremely efficient geothermal heating/cooling system that relies on the energy contained within the earth to heat and cool the home.

Project Info & Tips

  • A new 7500 SF home with detached 3 car garage
  • Quality materials were chosen to create a home of lasting value
  • The project was featured in the Raleigh Parade of Homes
  • Special attention was paid to how rooms on the main and lower level connect to the outdoors. Most rooms have direct access to grade which helps to connect the house to the site.
  • Each bedroom has a walk-in closet and bathroom
  • The detached garage was prewired for electric vehicle charging
  • Back up power is supplied by a Kohler generator
  • The project took one year to construct
  • We completed this project long distance, with four site visits during construction
  • Level of Design Services: Full Services
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