Dungan Nequette Architects
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Tubb Lake rustic-exterior

Tubb Lake

Built on telephone poles and once nicknamed "7 sticks house," a client with an existing house at Smith Lake (outside Birmingham) wanted to add on to maximize the view and their site. The site was comprised of a gaggle of scrappy pines and I wanted to honor their displacement with seven telephone poles. Using only one solid wall for the kitchen, all other sides are glass for a tree-house effect. The design won an AIA Award in 2007.

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November 5, 2013
gritgarner wrote:
could you tell me the square footage of your project? thank you!
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Dungan Nequette Architects
I don't have the square footage on hand. It's probably around 2500sq ft.
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November 5, 2013
gritgarner wrote:
Could you give me the manufacturer info of the windows? THX! VERY NICE
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Dungan Nequette Architects
They are custom. Thank you!
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June 12, 2013
mwc2751 wrote:
love the wood material under the rest of the raised house. What is it?
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Dungan Nequette Architects
The house rests on reclaimed telephone poles.
    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 7:57AM
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March 12, 2013
aemblom wrote:
What paint color is the exterior of this house?
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Jillian Staton
Hi! The paned glass windows are lovely, but do they detract from the view across the water?
    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 3:35AM
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Dungan Nequette Architects
Jillian, when we design a home, we fully consider and let the surroundings (the movement of the sun, the features of the land, the topography) dictate how the structure is created. We never want any obstruction of natural beauty. You can visit our web site to learn more about this space, and I believe there is a photo looking out. Thanks!
    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 8:24AM
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March 5, 2014
kayhereford wrote:
the roofing is beautiful and unique. What is it made of?
November 3, 2013
saraimoses wrote:
Love it! Can you please tell me the height of the front window wall?

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