When they learned that their clients had an interest in modern architecture and Japanese design, Raleigh-based In Situ Studio took the opportunity to embrace these styles in every way. But since the growing family had a newborn, the home had to be equally functional and stylish.
Designed to create intimate connections between the interior and exterior, the Clark Court house provides inhabitants with privacy yet still provides ample exposure to the site’s beautiful natural surroundings. The residence is composed of three levels, with a basement, a ground level entry with kitchen and office space, and a top level with bedrooms and a playroom.
Large windows and skylights provide ample natural light and lend a sense of airiness. Thanks to its thin steel roof and small columns, as well as the openness of the yard, the house appears much smaller that it actually is. Traditional Japanese genkan and tansu elements are also seamlessly infused into its modern interior.