Dasgupta Saucier Residence by The Raleigh Architecture Co.

The Raleigh Architecture Co. have recently completed the Dasgupta Saucier Residence in North Carolina.

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The project description

The Dasgupta-Saucier residence is situated on a narrow downtown infill lot in a Raleigh, NC. Facing a busy thoroughfare, the house uses natural topography and carefully placed openings to alleviate sound and establish privacy.

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The residence pays homage to its southern roots by creating deep recessed front and rear porches with a cantilevered upper story. An open central volume provides abundant natural daylight to the lower story while a steel staircase twists upwards, unifying all of the spaces of the house together.

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Warm cypress siding roots the residence into the landscape and weathered steel panels protect the private upper story.

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A second floor level of private bedrooms is stacked on an open lower level of living areas. The second floor “bar” is split, pushing the children’s bedrooms north and a master suite south.

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This simple shift creates a covered front and rear porch while simultaneously providing a double height kitchen space in the center for a new family passionate about the culture of cooking.

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A wrapping steel staircase leads upwards to a working office for each of the clients, while a private terrace on the third floor links the house to its landscape and provides views to downtown.

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The residence and a neighboring home share a landscaped courtyard that is shielded from the busy street, providing a space for both families to gather.

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Materials // Roof: Standing seam galvanized metal & TPO roofing. Siding: Cor-ten steel panels w/ 100% recycled content, clear finish cypress (locally sourced). Systems: Geothermal & mini-split HVAC system, instant hot water heater w/ recirculation loop. Windows: Aluminum clad wood windows.

 

Architect: The Raleigh Architecture Co.
General Contractor: The Raleigh Construction Co.
Photography by Raymond Goodman

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