THE CHICKEN HILL
Light filled, contemporary, hillside beauty.
Inspired by the hillside’s historical mill cottages, this downtown home combines composite siding and contemporary metal accents with a classic roof line and traditional details. The house features an expansive Main Hall living space on the 2nd floor to maximize views, daylighting and solar gain. Situated on a small, urban, infill lot with 1800 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this home is small but lives big.
A holistic sustainable solution: tight, sealed envelope, low VOC Paints & adhesives, a reflective roof, low-E casement windows, LED lighting and proper insulation.
- 2nd story living space takes advantage of 270 degree views of New Belgium and Mount Pisgah.
- Upstairs Main Hall’s vaulted ceiling, large casement windows and expansive deck bring abundant light and welcome the treetops in.
- Southern facing exposure with extended eaves creates a passive solar design to minimize heating and cooling bills.
- A tight, sealed envelope, low VOC Paints & adhesives, a reflective roof, low-E casement windows, LED lighting and proper insulation create a holistic sustainable solution.
- Melt into the built-in daybed and view the sun setting over the River Arts District through the oversized window.
- Simple, functional yet elegant kitchen features custom cabinetry. A barn door made from 100-year old barn wood hides a spacious pantry.
- The living spaces are placed along the southern side of the home to maximize daylighting and views while circulation and service areas are grouped to the northern side to create a visual and acoustic buffer from the roadway below.
- Inspired by the historical mill cottages of Chicken Hill, this house combines typical lap siding with modern metal accents, blending a practical metal roof and classic roof lines with a contemporary flair.
- A simple shape and an economic floor plan minimize the site impact on this urban infill lot.
- This home speaks to the unique backgrounds of the clients, displaying Corten metal siding, a hallmark of innovation from the owner’s hometown of Pittsburgh, and the Maritime Beach House design, placing the living space on the second floor, to reflect the owner’s childhood home.