Preserving an ancient oak tree and providing copious space to hang hammocks inspired this contemporary farmhouse. The owners family comes to visit from South America for extended stays bi-annually, so the house was designed to structurally and spatially accomodate hanging hammocks so the family can stay together on the land when visiting. We worked with Samsel Architects to build an open floor plan with a glass window wall and screened in porch. All these features work to highlight the twenty acre farm that the house sits on. Additionally, the home was constructed with vertical ship-lapped cedar siding, giving the illusion of aged barn siding that contrasts a modern energy star rated interior. The house has won numerous architectural awards for it’s contemporary design.
“We were living in New Jersey when we built our home in North Carolina. Building a home remotely might have been an unnerving experience, but Fred and Seth Koon quickly inspired our confidence in their ability and integrity. We moved into the home a few years ago, and we know for certain that our confidence was well placed. The home was built on time, on budget, and to the exact specifications of our architect. Our admiration for the Koon team's work has only increased over time.
We had never built a home before and needed hand holding throughout the process. The Koon team was always highly accessible, very patient, and clear in their in their communications. Their excellent interpersonal skills were matched by their technical skills. Our house has an unusual design that required some unconventional building methods. The Koon team was completely up for the challenge, in fact, they seemed to relish the opportunity to work out innovative and cost- effective solutions. We know they gave their all to building our home, and we are very grateful.”
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