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.
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.
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.