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December 14, 2013
From the Atlantic Coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Carolinas are known for their unique subset of Southern culture. Amidst a backdrop of aging farmhouses and Victorian-style plantation homes, these architects took a modern approach to the distinct Carolinian style.
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Raleigh-based Tonic Design architects created this Hillsborough, North Carolina home's rain screen to eventually develop a rich patina that will compliment the surrounding century-old farmhouses in the area. Photo by Richard Leo Johnson.

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modern house with metal facade

Also designed by Raleigh-based architectural firm Tonic, this gothic-inspired home on a 60-acre plot in Pittsboro, North Carolina was the dream of professional musician Michael Rank. Photo by Raymond Goodman.

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Four stories high, the 3,200-square-foot home features a stark yet chic black and white interior complete with a recording studio and room for the homeowner's muscle cars. Photo by Raymond Goodman.

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Architect Chad Everhart discovered a decaying farmhouse outside of Boone remnant of the Depression-era. Cardboard, used as insulation, was stuffed between the walls and the frame was literally falling apart at the seams. Image courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.

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An off-the-shelf post and beam system is used as foundation for the porches.  Welded wire mesh is used for the guardrail.

Everhart collaborated with students from nearby Appalachian State University to rebuild the home using leftover materials for a total renovation cost of $159,000 which includes a Blue Ridge Mountain essential: the front porch. Image courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.

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Deep in a South Carolina marsh lies a home surrounded by a 5,000-acre nature preserve. Built by architect James Choate, the home features weathered fieldstone, cedar and copper that will evolve into a patina over time. Modern architecture is rare in this part of the state. "To put a contemporary house in the Lowcountry is a real shocker," says Choate. Photo by Phillip Spears.

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Modern interpretation of a Charleston single clad in ipe wood louvers that encourage a cross breeze.

Also located in the historic South Carolina Lowcountry, this summer home pavilion, featuring a pool and an outdoor kitchen, was created by Stephen Yablon Architect. Photo by Michael Moran.

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Stephen Yablon Architect used standing-seam metal as the cladding for the rear of the addition.

Since functionality was important to the design, the architect added hurricane windows and a tropical hardwood that is resistant to humidity, as well as stilts that can protect the home in the event of a flood. Photo by Michael Moran.

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Region of honor crab ill residence facade

Raleigh-based Tonic Design architects created this Hillsborough, North Carolina home's rain screen to eventually develop a rich patina that will compliment the surrounding century-old farmhouses in the area. Photo by Richard Leo Johnson.

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