© Keith Isaacs
- Architects: in situ studio
- Location: Cary, United States
- Structural Engineer : Lysaght & Associates
- Contractor: Aiello Builders, Inc.
- Area: 3.097 ft2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Keith Isaacs
Text description provided by the architects. The Trull Residence is on a small corner lot in the suburbs. The lot is long north to south, with driveway access from the north and southern views of a forest and pond. The main view of the house from the street is from the east. The house is divided into two pieces – a solid sleeping volume and an open living pavilion – connected by a glass entry hall. A walled lawn, patio, screened porch, and south-facing deck surround the living pavilion on three sides, forming a network of private outdoor spaces overlooking the forest and pond.
Our clients wanted a relatively
The house and outdoor spaces are built on a concrete foundation with CMU foundation walls. The bedroom volume is framed primarily with wood, and the living pavilion is made primarily of a steel frame. The roof is broad and thin, with four-foot eaves tapering to a six-inch fascia. The grounded bedroom volume, exposed foundation walls, and site walls are clad or formed with a burnished CMU, making them appear very solid. The lifted living pavilion is glass and wood, resting atop the constructed landscape and surrounded by CMU site walls. The house was carefully dimensioned so that no CMU blocks were cut during construction. Though the site falls nearly nine feet from the driveway entry to the southern end, the drive, carport, entry walk, walled yard, patio, southern deck, and all interior spaces are at the same level.
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