The Baboolal Residence
Dori and Hemanth are a couple in the medical field in Chapel Hill with a growing family. They previously lived in a cookie cutter development house but found the spaces illogical and lacking in a good connection to the outdoors.
So they decided to build something from scratch that works for their family. In the final design, EVERY space is useful and makes sense, and the outdoors can be brought inside with direct access to terraces, porches and decks.
Their property may be surrounded by standard development houses, but the Baboolal residence is distinctly a custom home. It bobs and weaves like a dancer on the site to take advantage of some views while blocking less than desirable vistas and maintaining privacy for the family.
The Baboolal residence could have been named the "Borrowed Landscape House" because the view to the north looks out on a beautiful grassy field belonging to a neighboring house. But their view is safe as the field will never be built upon -- the meadow is actually the septic field for the neighbor's house. But it's also a butterfly and bee haven in the summer and provides a beautiful view year round.