Piedmont Residence in North Carolina

Piedmont Residence, North Carolina House, Blue Ridge Mountains Building, Architect

Piedmont Residence

House in Western North Carolina, USA – by Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild

29 Nov 2013

Piedmont Residence in North Carolina

North Carolina house

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina

Design: Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild

Southern elevation with main living areas to the right and the master suite to the left:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Project Description:

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the residence lies along the southern edge of a hillside overlooking a mountain lake and expansive views beyond. The design of the home sought to sensitively root and connect it to its place, enhancing the owners’ ability to experience all aspects of the land and the home together.

Outdoor terrace looking into the master suite and glass connector hallway:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

To achieve this, the home was composed in forms that broke down the overall volume and allowed a nuanced response to the landscape. Directed views and outdoor living areas are shaped by the building composition, further enhancing the experience of place.

Lap pool and terrace with the master suite to the left:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Outdoor terrace looking into the master suite and glass connector hallway:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

The design was inspired by the land with its natural beauty and assets, the simplicity of the surrounding rural building vernacular, and the clients’ desires to be deeply connected to the land in a clean, modern, and simple work of architecture. Large window walls give the home a sense of openness and transparency, visually uniting the home with its environment.

Guest suite and cantilevered study area above the garage:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Main entry approach:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

The entry level serves as the primary living space and is situated into three groupings; the Great Room, the Guest Suite and the Master Suite. The Master Suite is set apart from the others via a glass connector which provides privacy and opportunity for terrace and garden areas. The Master Suite is flanked on one side by an exercise room and lap pool on the other. The garage and storage are nestled below in the basement.

Living room:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Kitchen and dining areas:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Stairs off of the living area with steel handrail and glass guardrail:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Master suite with views to the terrace and lap pool:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Piedmont Residence North Carolina – Building Information

Location: Western North Carolina
Architect/General Contractor: Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild
Structural Engineer: Rod Hudgins
Landscape Architect: LaQuatra Bonci Associates
Photographer: David Dietrich Photography

Entry hallway leading to the master suite:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

Study area cantilevered over the garage, with Murphy bed and views to the mountains:
Piedmont Residence
photograph : David Dietrich Photography

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