Hillsborough Residence

Hillsborough Residence

Hillsborough, NC

A sparsely wooded meadow and rolling farmland gave us the opportunity to create a special retreat that embodies the serenity of country life and participates in the beauty of nature. In addition to the main house, the clients wanted a guesthouse/pottery studio, a gardening hut, a tractor shed, and an outdoor swimming pool. The challenge was to site and design the structures in accordance with the overall plan while working harmoniously with the character of the landscape.

The house is anchored in the site by its placement next to a cluster of trees that also shades its west side in the summer. The forms and materials give the house a sense of timelessness and of belonging to its setting.

Green Features:

  • House form elongated on the east-west axis
  • Main living spaces located on the south side for light and warmth
  • Large overhangs shade south-facing windows in the summer
  • Places for outdoor living