Haw River House
Chatham County, North Carolina
For a site on a 94-acre tree farm near Chapel Hill, we were asked to design a new home that would ‘look inside as well as outside.’ Our clients wanted good places to read and reflect as well as to enjoy views of the landscape. We developed a U-shaped plan with rooms that open on one side to a contained, central courtyard and on the other side to wooded views. The interior details of the house, including a stairway constructed of site-found oak and cedar, showcase the craft of local artisans.