The Dasgupta-Saucier residence is situated on a narrow downtown infill lot in a Raleigh, NC. Facing a busy thoroughfare. the house uses natural topography and carefully placed openings to alleviate sound and establish privacy.
Landscaped courtyards and Open Central Yard
Project description of Dasgupta’s Home with Landscaped Courtyards and Open Central Volume
Architect: The Raleigh Architecture Co.
General Contractor: The Raleigh Construction Co.
Photography by Raymond Goodman
The residence pays homage to its southern roots by creating deep recessed front. And rear porches with a cantilevered upper story. An open central volume provides abundant natural daylight to the lower story. while a steel staircase twists upwards. unifying all of the spaces of the house together.
Warm cypress siding roots the residence into the landscape and weathered steel panels protect the private upper story.
A second floor level of private bedrooms is stacked on an open lower level of living areas. The second floor “bar” is split, pushing the children’s bedrooms north and a master suite south.
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