|This home sold this winter with a full price offer after two days on the MLS|
The Rosen Residence was a result of a collaboration between the homeowners, their architect friend Bryna Rapp and the Chandler Design-Build team. This home is 2,484 sf on two levels with a magnificent Joe Kenlon drystack stone fireplace and locally sawn oak timbers. One of the strengths Chandler Design-Build brings to our projects is the vision and environmental sensativity to optimally locate the building footprint on the lot. On this project we had two adjacent ten acre lots to explore and to make a part of the over all vision for the property.
|Overview from the south|
One of our goals is to make the appreciation of the lot from the interior of the home so much a part of the experiance of living there that the occupants are pulled out of their house and into the surrounding landscape. If we are going to choose to live in a beautiful place why not make the outdoor experience as integral to the day to day life as the indoor experiance?
|Shady trellis on south porch|
This is a solar house but the sun can be too strong and hot in the late afternoon here in NC so we set a shady trellis just outside the dining room doors to give the sunset viewing in the early evening, a key part of the experiance of this lot, a more shaded, relaxed feel regardless of whether you are enjoying the sunset from the porch or from the dining room.
|The view from the dining room towards the west, the sunset, the adjacent horse farm, the small meadow in the front yard (Top).
View from the living room towards the dining room (Bottom).
The fireplace was built of natural drystack field stone by Joe Kenlon Stone Masonry, the homeowners later converted it to gas logs. The natural oak timbers used throught this home came from Cates Sawmill in Efland NC.
The dining room is warmed by the back of the stone fireplace and looks out across the trellissed porch towards the sunset.
The three over one divided light windows give the home a cottage feel that makes it seem warm and cozy at all seasons.
We often will use multiple countertop materials in a single kitchen. In this case we used granite around the stove and sink, copper in the work island, and solid cherry in the serving bar.
|The raised whirlpool tub gives views of the sunset and alows the tub area to be flooded with sunlight during the day.|
We continued the cottage feel of the home by using painted beaded wainscotting in the master bath and continued this theme in the cabinetry, the medicine cabinet and the tub skirting.
The yoga studio in the tower is raised just a bit to give it a sense of separation from the rest of the second floor area. It's on the northwest corner and looks out over the entry garden. In the afternoon the sunlight rakes across the room and the sunset sets the surrounding pine trees aglow.