Davis Residence

Raleigh, NC

General Contractor: DW Roberts Construction

Photos: © Atlantic Archives / Richard Leo Johnson

Both peaceful retreat and ideal setting for entertaining, this home is situated on a wooded lot in an established neighborhood near a lake and park. The house’s form and exterior materials recall the simple vernacular architecture of the region. In contrast, the interior’s dramatic two-story volumes, open stairs, continuous space, cozy lofts, two-sided wood-burning fireplace, expansive views and abundant natural light create a dynamic yet highly functional living environment.

Large windows reveal the dramatic double-height interior space. Metal roof and grey siding create a monochromatic palette, evoking an elegant simplicity and allowing the interiors to shine.
Unique open-concept double-height interior space with open riser stairs, metal cable railings, wooden built-ins, and red pipe columns.
An elegant and minimal bedroom has warm hardwood floors to match the doors and furnishings. Thoughtfully placed square windows bring peaceful light into the space.