Purve Ravenel House

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Built by Caledonia Construction
In this project, the building plays a supporting role, enclosing three sides of a courtyard arranged to preserve a mature landscape of trees and azaleas. Rooms are organized to overlook the garden through south-facing windows and sun-tempering is used as a passive solar strategy. Located in a downtown historic district neighborhood, exterior wood detailing is designed to comfortably fit with its neighbors.

This house was featured as the News and Observer Home of the Month for December 2007.