A young couple from North Carolina, decided to create their dream home. And they wasn‘t about huge manson with 16 bathrooms and two cinemas. They dreamed about the house which they hoped would meet their needs at all stages of life. Well, yeah, one cinema is good enough for all stages of life…
But actually they asked In Situ Studio to design the house, which major goal was to create a modern home that could adapt and grow according to the changing life needs of its owners. Other major mandates were to keep costs to a minimum and to be as sustainable as possible (and therefore no larger than what the family actually needs). It means no cinema included.
And In Situ Studio was the right choice, because as they say they, their work is contemporary and sustainable. They prioritize stewardship of water, light, and energy. They are not prone to imitating any particular style. Rather, we seek an authentic logic for every project that transcends style. They find great pleasure in simple things.
The end result is a “compact but spacious” 1,450 square foot home, designed to balance utility with a feeling of openness. In the end, the cost of construction was about $117 per square foot. All kitchen appliances were purchased secondhand, and the space is devoid of luxury materials. However the kitchen has a midcentury bodern vibe and looks far more expensive than it is. ↑ Photo credits: Richard Leo Johnson