The Hammock House

Columbus, North Carolina
Location
  • Columbus, North Carolina
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 2600
  • The Hammock House sits on a 40-acre farm in Columbus, NC with several spectacular old growth oak trees, an existing barn, pastures and distant views to Tryon Peak. To take advantage of the dramatic oak trees, we carefully located the house on the land and oriented the living spaces around the tree locations.

    The programming and space planning required unique design solutions based around our client’s close-knit extended family. The wife’s parents are also full-time residences in the home so designing the right balance of shared and private spaces for four adults was key to a high functioning design. The husband’s extended family comes to visit from South America for extended stays bi-annually, so the house was designed to structurally and spatially accommodate hanging hammocks so the family can stay together on the land when visiting.

    The single pitch shed roof concept originated as a modern interpretation of the utilitarian farm structures in the area. The main entry for the Hammock House is at the low point of the roof and the ceiling height and roof slowly rise as you move through the public spaces of the house. A glass window wall and screen porch create a dramatic termination of the roof line as the living spaces open up to a view of the adjacent forest.

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    Modern home with outdoor, side yard, and trees. Photo  of The Hammock House
    Modern home with outdoor, trees, and side yard. Photo 2 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with grass, concrete patio, porch, deck, doors, exterior, and wood. Photo 3 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with kitchen, white cabinet, wood counter, light hardwood floor, range, pendant lighting, and range hood. Photo 4 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with living room, sofa, chair, coffee tables, and light hardwood floor. Photo 5 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with doors, interior, and wood. Photo 6 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with hallway and light hardwood floor. Photo 7 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with outdoor, large patio, porch, deck, trees, and side yard. Photo 8 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with outdoor, side yard, trees, and grass. Photo 9 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, grass, trees, and small patio, porch, deck. Photo 10 of The Hammock House
    Modern home with outdoor, trees, side yard, grass, and small patio, porch, deck. Photo 11 of The Hammock House