This Southern-Style Home Features Traditional Elements

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Aug 5, 2014
References: raleigh-architecture & contemporist
The Raleigh Architecture Co. designed the 'Dasgupta Saucier Residence,' a southern-style home in North Carolina.

Located on a busy boulevard, the house utilizes the topography of the site to reduce noisiness and maintain privacy for the residents. Sticking close to its southern roots, the house features recessed porches at the front and the rear, as well as a cantilevered upper storey. The lower storey contains an open central volume, allowing plenty of natural light to filter inside. The two levels are tied together by a twisting steel staircase, leading to workspaces for the clients.

Upstairs, a bar splits the bedrooms to opposite sides, with the children's bedrooms located in the north and the master suite in the south. This shift allowed the architects to cantilever the level, sheltering the front and rear porches and providing a double-height kitchen.