Leicester House by SPG Architects

July 11, 2011

SPG Architects have sent us the Leicester House they designed in Asheville, North Carolina.


Description from the architects:

This hilltop residence, located at the edge of a wooded knoll in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has expansive southern and western views.  Approaching through a dense woods, one arrives at a striking single story façade of corten steel in a wood frame. A hint of the views is provided through the glass door, but it is not until entry that the full impact of the hilltop views can be experienced. The rear glass walls, facing West and South, open to rolling farmland below and the mountains beyond.

The entry level serves as the primary living area, with a guest wing carved into the hilltop on a level below.  Functionality and energy efficiency are achieved both by this programmatic zoning as well as the careful choice of materials, fixtures, fittings, and energy.  The ‘greening’ of the house complements its visual warmth, grounding the modern structure its a rural landscape.

Visit the SPG Architects website – here.

Photography by Daniel Levin