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Southern Modern 2014 A simple southern vernacular appearance located at the front of the home satisfies the requirements of the neighborhood design covenants, while a more modern look and feel at the rear of the home facing the lake fulfills the owners' desire for modern details and interiors. The design features large expanses of glass to take advantage of the views, large overhangs for protection and a low maintenance exterior, and exposed timber rafters for rustic detailing. The home incorporates several passive house concepts for energy efficiency.
Phasing for the long term 2020 The project involved a phased design and renovation process to create a lifetime home. The exterior and landscape were restyled initially, followed by the completion of the unfinished basement and exterior. The most ambitious project opened up the center of the house to the kitchen, added a screened porch, a conservatory dining area, and an accessory structure for guests. The phased approach allowed for flexibility and the creation of exciting new spaces over time.
ZINNIA 2017 Jones Pierce was engaged to reimagine the 60s mid-century ranch, complemental to the lifestyle of the era it was built, into a space that would reflect how our modern, open-minded, stylish downsizers wanted to live. The 1962 house is in the National Register Historic District, one of the most restrictive character areas in the City, on an isolated mid-century infill street subjected to historic commission approval. The result is an attractive Modern house that respects the neighborhood scale while accommodating the client's lifestyle.
WITHROW 2016 A total renovation of a 1970 house for a couple that always wanted to live in a mid-century modern style home. The goal was to connect the inside with the exterior both visually and functionally. The design incorporated extruded gable ends with a cathedral ceiling and wall-sized glass bays to enhance the visual connection to the exterior. Some interior functions were placed outside, such as the owner's "spool" (pool-sized spa) and the master outdoor Zen garden shower, creating a sense of spaciousness.
SEITZ 2017 After 25 years in their home, the clients were ready to consider opportunities the home could offer for the next phase of their lives. The project involved reorganizing the public spaces of the house, adding a transitional indoor/outdoor space to access the pool, renovating the pool area and adding a spa, and creating a food-producing garden. The design was centered around the enjoyment of the family and their beloved pet Daisy.
SEGAR 2016 The design challenge was to create a house on a steeply sloped property accessible only from the bottom. The solution involved a hairpin curve leading to an entry court and a garage structure reminiscent of stone tunnels found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The house is a small footprint, 4-story tall upside-down house with an elevator and living spaces on the top level, offering a mountain view. The design incorporates elements to withstand the rainforest climate of Highlands, NC.
KLIEFGEN 2015 This property offers diagonal views of the golf course across a small lake. The design concept focused on the connection between the interior and exterior, featuring a country French cottage with rustic accents, an open floor plan, and ample space for the whole family.
DENNY 2017 The project involved designing a permanent lake homestead that accommodates weekend visitors and the couple. The design focused on shortening the distance between the living level and the lake, reusing existing house and dock elements where possible, planning for hobbies and post-retirement professions, and creating golf cart access to the dock on both floors of the house. The goal was to create a lifetime home that is accessible and functional.
MCKEE 2018 As part of the Auburn Faithful, Lake Martin offers easy accessibility to support our client's school! The lake location was an opportunity to design their own "Lake Life". JP studios analyzed the intensive architectural guidelines of the area to understand how to plan the lot to push the house down the slope toward the view out to big water, position the house to create privacy from future neighbors, and create outdoor spaces that provide different experiences at different times of the day.
JOHNSON 2018 The goals for this project were direct and simple: make a place that their expanding tribe of family and friends could gather, accommodate different scales of entertaining, and finish the guest house first so they had a place to stay during the construction of the main house.
HOWLE 2020 In the middle of the COVID pandemic, these clients had a bold goal to design and build a house to move into in May 2021. The owners, contractor, site manager, architect, and interior designer joined forces to design, permit, build, furnish, and landscape the house in just 372 days. Despite the challenges, the team successfully accomplished the goal and created a beautiful home for the clients.
EUCLID - This project is one of Cooper's and doesn't have a specific description available.
REISER - This project is one of Cooper's and doesn't have a specific description available.
HOLLY HOUSE - This project has been removed and no longer has a description available.
HEARD 2020 The client purchased this house in late 2017 and rented it until they were ready to transform it into their private residence. The challenge was to mitigate the 8-foot ceilings of the late 40's modest house to create more breathing room for the client's 6'-7" height. The transformation involved client representation, design and build services, coordination with an interior designer, and a complete renovation to turn the house into their ideal living space.
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