Black and Tan House / Dake Wells Architecture

Black and Tan House / Dake Wells Architecture

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Rogersville, United States
  • Clients:Watts Family
  • General Contractor:Kenson Goff Homes, LLC
  • Structural Engineering:J&M Engineering
  • Mep Engineering:True Engineering Group, LLC
  • City:Rogersville
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in a suburban development, this residence uses the conventional construction methods of its McMansion neighbors, but focuses on reductive materials and detailing. Four gabled forms enclose a courtyard pool for this young family. Sited at the ridge of a hayfield, the house recalls the agricultural forms of the region.

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Two grades of cedar-clad the house expressing its formal origins. Knotty, horizontal siding clads the exterior with a dark stain concealing the inexpensive material’s imperfections, while a finer-grained vertical cedar is used where the forms are sliced, carved, separated, and rotated, revealing a more refined interior than the knotty cedar suggests.

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The house is rigorously ordered to layer spaces and establish framed views through the house, allowing family members to connect, inside and out. Balancing the owner’s desire for a contemporary aesthetic with comforting warmth, the architecture fits its suburban neighborhood while surprising visitors upon closer inspection.

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Cite: "Black and Tan House / Dake Wells Architecture" 21 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/921482/black-and-tan-house-dake-wells-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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