Hill House

Photographer: David Straight

 

2019 Southern Architecture Awards Winner

If an enthusiastic client who loves living in their home is the definition of success, then you might say this project has over-delivered. Designed to flow with the site’s topography, the architecture enables a sophisticated and subtle journey through level changes, volumes and clever connections. Captivating snapshots are created through a considered series of composed views that always locate the viewer within the surrounding environment, and the controlled palette of materials, textures and details create an ambience of warmth and repose. This is an inspired piece of placemaking.

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