Cat's Ear Savannah Residence (in progress)

This project started as a remodel of the clients’ existing kitchen, and progressed to be a new custom home on a completely different site, accompanied by an art studio/shop building, multiple outbuildings, and comprehensive site planning of the 4.5 acre parcel. 

As artists, the clients plan to curate art pieces throughout the home and surrounding landscape, in open gallery spaces as well as unexpected glimpses and moments of discovery.  

The buildings are sited to nestle into the landscape among the native white oak trees while capturing the panoramic view of Mount Pisgah on the horizon.

Unique features of the project include inverted scissor trusses, thermally-broken steel windows with bird-safe glass, and two rainwater cisterns to capture roof runoff - 8,000 gal. to be used for toilet flushing, and 24,000 gal for irrigation of the vegetable garden.

Project Team:
envelop design | architecture + interiors
Land Current Landscape Architecture
Joseph Becker Construction
Woodchuck Engineering, Inc.
Pioneer Engineering, LLC
Daichi Landscape
Yankee Built Cabinetry