Careful attention was given to sitting the house into the hillside to take advantage of the grade change and natural features of the site. The client's primary residence is an urban penthouse, so outdoor space was a key feature for their growing family.
A warm wood retaining wall features the home's address number that complements the exterior. Lovely green shrubs and plants fill the landscape, and a gravel walkway leads the way to the front entrance.
This contemporary shower is built expressly for dog washing, a fact that's made clear by the word "woof" embedded in the tile. Throughout this estate-size home, fun and whimsical touches speak to the playful personalities of the homeowners. With three kids, the family's house is designed for maximum comfort and fun.
At the edge of this lakeside home, a modern fire pit waits at the ready for an evening spent toasting marshmallows. Where the fire pit's stone facade naturally complements the surrounding deck, its streamlined surface allows for enjoying sweeping views of the lake.
A stone retaining wall and trees speckled across the landscape create a sense of privacy at this lakeside home. The same stone used for the retaining wall blends into the exterior steps, siding and chimney.
The Houghtons' 4,000 square foot lakeside retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina offers a place for the family to work and play when not spending time at their home in Chapel Hill.
Inside, Heather Garrett Interior Design and the Houghtons determined that a fitness room took priority over a vacuous master bedroom suite, so Heather designated that area on plan to house a gym with a climbing wall. She then ditched the idea of a dining room, in favor of a deep upholstered niche and shuffleboard table open to the kitchen and family room.