Fuller Overby stacks cypress-wrapped areas for North Carolina lake home

New York-based studio Fuller Overby has created a North Carolina house clad in charred cypress that cascades down a hill to a lake in North Carolina.

Fuller Overby accomplished the two,750-square foot (255-square metre) Nebo Home in McDowell County in 2022, for a retiring couple.

Fuller Overby clad the home in blackened wooden

Set on Lake James, the slim one-acre website drops 100 ft (30 metres) from the highest of the driveway to the water’s edge.

“The home is conceived as a layered, volumetric foreground to this setting,” the studio mentioned. “Two retaining partitions are reduce diagonally throughout the plot, forming two earthwork courts which have been carved out from the steep slope of the positioning.”

Nebo House by Fuller Overby, overlooking a lake
Nebo Home consists of eight pavilion-like volumes

To be able to scale back its massing, the home consists of eight pavilion-like volumes, every holding a unique program, that step down the retaining wall and cluster round a central courtyard that serves as an outside room.

On the outside, the person types are wrapped in darkish charred cypress and a patinated, standing-seam zinc roof that displays the browns, greens and greys of the forest and lake and are meant to climate over time.

Angular walls within Nebo House by Fuller Overby
Inside, the rooms are fractals of areas

The angled roof strains direct rainwater towards an inner gutter and tapered scupper that define the distinct types of the construction.

“At thresholds and entry factors, concave inflections lined with brushed, amber-hued cypress are carved out of the volumes,” the studio mentioned.

An interior view of Nebo House featuring skylights
Skylights bathe the all-white partitions in pure gentle

Inside, the rooms are fractals of areas: angled geometry, clerestory home windows and skylights let gentle wash down the all-white partitions, whereas every house frames views towards the lake.

The house’s major entry is on the higher stage, which holds visitor bedrooms and a toilet, the place a sculpted cantilevered staircase lit by a skylight descends to the principle stage.

Wood-wrapped kitchen within Nebo House
A wood-wrapped kitchen options views of the encompassing lake

The principle ground is embedded into the hillside “like a hunter’s blind” and has a central courtyard that splits the first program.

The japanese public areas – a white-washed lounge with a rough-stone fire, a wood-wrapped kitchen and a rounded eating space – collect on the base of the staircase, accented by orange and blue stained, rift-cut white oak that contrasts the polished concrete flooring.

To the west – down the sunken hallway that runs alongside the clay retaining wall – is the first suite with a floating bed room house and open toilet set on a diagonal that directs views towards the big sliding glass door.

Being surrounded on three sides by earth, the principle ground of the house makes use of thermal mass to cut back nearly all of the heating and cooling load.

Polished concrete floors within living room of Nebo House by Fuller Overby
The lounge is characterised by polished concrete flooring

Fuller Overby drew on the canon of architectural designs “that articulate inner areas as discrete components inside the entire,” and the studio talked about plenty of historic references together with the traditional Greek Treasury of Atreus, Egon Eiermann’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, and John Hejduk’s Wall Home 2 within the Netherlands.

The layering of the areas and the materiality of Nebo Home is much like a lake home in Connecticut designed by Worrell Yeung that makes use of the positioning’s slope to hide its dimension.

The images is by Paul Warchol.

Venture credit:
Structural Engineer: Nat Oppenheimer, Silman
Mechanical Engineer: Mark Cambria, Fusion Methods
Normal Contractor: Cottonwood Growth
Roofing: Rhenizink, Pure Steel Associates
Cladding: Nakamoto Forestry
Cabinetry: Southfork Millwork
Stonework: Hammerhead Stoneworks
Lighting Provide: Tony DeLaurentis, Worldwide Lights