in the office of Frank Harmon Architect PA
The Winterview Residence gains its name from a view of Mount Mitchell that is clear to the west from the house in winter. The form of the house is a device for capturing this view, opening the public spaces to clearing in the southern sun, capturing southern summer winds, protecting the house from northern winter winds, and closely affiliation the house with the contour of the land. The living room leaves the ground to the west, its roof lifted to provide a full view of Mount Mitchell through the trees on the western horizon. A single roof drapes over the main body of the house, and entry breezeway, and a guest wing, making the house feel as if it is a part of the hill.
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