Nethermead ResidenceTransitional Exterior, Charlotte
Won 2013 AIANC Design Award
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Charisma in Charlotte Arriving at a very different result, but using many of the same techniques as in the previous project, this home in Charlotte, North Carolina, proudly exhibits the means of its making. Again the fine details, the joints, play a prominent role in unifying the distinct components of the building. Set in a neighborhood with an aesthetic code for design that was at odds with the client’s directive for a structure that was light, open and airy, the architect devised an ingenious solution. He oriented the restrained and familiar gable volume toward the street, grounding it on a heavy stone base, and developed a more unrestrained and open pavilion to house the public living areas and the porch toward the rear.Articulation. At the entry facade, the base middle and top have each been articulated to reduce the scale and accentuate the first and second stories. The reverse board and batten siding is further broken by a belt line of trim at the second-floor windowsills rather than at the second-floor line. This reduces the apparent scale of the two-story volume facing the street, making it feel like one and a half stories. It’s a visual trick accomplished via a simple shadow joint that’s particularly effective on tall walls.