Custom Designed Home - Custom House Plans
Watt Residence

The Watt Residence is in Statesville, NC. This two-story 4000 square foot timber frame home has an additional 200 square foot observation area at the top of its stair tower from which to survey the home’s surrounding countryside. The tower also provides the main point of entry into the home and accommodates vertical circulation between the house’s two floors and the observation deck. The floor plan is open and free-flowing, with minimal separations between the different functions of the home being largely determined by the rhythm of alternating bents and bays within the home’s full custom timber frame.

The Watt residence is a prime example of how we work with our clients to achieve the highest possible standards of energy efficiency and sustainable design that are possible under any given set of circumstances surrounding a specific custom home design. The full timber frame is to be constructed of materials harvested and milled entirely within the state of North Carolina. The house was also designed to be a passive solar home with a solar water and radiant heating system. Supplementary heating is to be provided by an efficiently designed forced air back-up system as well as two soapstone wood burning stoves. Despite the green innovations that have been designed into this home, we’ve sacrificed nothing in the way of aesthetics, working in concert with the home’s HVAC designers to conceal all the systems that will make the house work so well while leaving the natural beauty of the timber frame on display for all the world to see.

We’re thrilled that our work and collaboration on this project has yielded a beautiful, bright, airy, comfortable, energy efficient home that the Watts can take pleasure in for years to come before passing it on to the next generation.
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