The owners of this custom home were new to the area and particularly drawn to vernacular North Carolina barns. The site, populated with pines & hardwoods, is located in rural Orange County. A large creative family, they wanted a house that would suit the needs of their growing daughters and foster creative thinking.
The program includes a main house and an art/music studio. A close connection to the outdoors is created by wrap-around porches and a large south-facing screen porch. The public living spaces create an inviting place for entertaining guests and accommodating a large family. An informal art space to the west bookends the lower level, connected by a footbridge to the more formal art/music studio at the edge of the pine forest. The private sleeping areas are housed on the upper levels of the home, with dorm-like living spaces for the 5 girls and an informal family room on the second level. The family looks forward to many years of making art and music.