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Modern with a Gable Roof

These clients owned an existing duplex but wanted a custom designed home on their Durham lot with an accessory dwelling space. We worked with the homeowners to create a plan that features an open expanse on the main level and is connected visually through a large window wall to the adjacent screen porch and back patio. Smaller, punched openings through the street facade provide privacy while still offering views of the neighborhood.  A free floating stair and bridge provide visual connection from the private second floor to the open kitchen, dining and living rooms below.  The exterior is wrapped in metal and fiber cement board - new materials that provide a modern look to a home that nevertheless has a gable roof, shade awnings and a large front porch similar to many homes in the neighborhood.  The end result will be a light-filled home that will offer a variety of spaces to enjoy good food, great music, and interesting company.

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Employee of the month

Jessica Ocasio Adorno

Favorite author: Luis Lopez Nieves (El Corazón de Voltaire and El Silencio de Galileo are my favorite books)

Favorite movie: Legally Blonde

Favorite musicians: Pedro Capó and Alejandro Sanz

How did you get interested in design/construction?: I had always been interested in more artistic fields growing up, but had not had much exposure to design or construction.  During my senior year of high school, an advisor at my sister's university helped me discover my interest in impacting people through design and the built environment.

Something unique about you: Eight years ago, I started drawing realistic portraits in pencil as a hobby.


Thanks for North Carolina Modernist Houses and the participants of the Fall Modapalooza Tour for joining us at our featured house in Carrboro.

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