Dogtrot House

Type:         Residential - Single-Family
Location:   Hillsborough, NC
Size:          2,800 SF
Status:      Completed 2023
Role:         Design Architect
Team:       BuildSense, Lysaght & Associates, Keith Isaacs Photo

Our design for a house transfigures the vernacular dogtrot - a historically common housing typology of the Southeast US - into an adaptable dwelling for a growing family.

Four volumes, a diaphragm, a gable.

An assemblage of walls and volumes around a central breezeway encourages flexible, changing use throughout the house’s shared living spaces.  The calibrated slipping of walls beyond the building envelope integrates the dwelling into the surrounding landscape and provides an encompassing experience of the outdoors.

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