Miller Creek Residence
The project program was to focus on creating a casual country retreat for a city girl to get away to. The home includes a small main house, with a fantastic screened-in porch, and a distinctly separate two- bedroom guest house which is separated from the main house by an open parking pavilion and garage. A lap pool off the main living area and Master wing allows for direct access to the pool and terrace from most of the house.
The design reflects the separate wings of the house. A common area runs perpendicular to the private Master wing with the Garage / Guest House at a slight angle to the common wing. The layout of the wings creates diverging shed roofs in three directions while fitting comfortably beneath several large century old Live Oak trees. The simple shapes of the individual wings are articulated with large projecting shed roofs that extend well off the exterior wall and are supported by a galvanized steel frame.
The exterior finish materials focused on low maintenance, regionally appropriate materials that would weather over time in a beautiful, unassuming manner. The finishes consist of copper siding, limestone veneer and corrugated metal siding.
The interior of the home takes advantage of the unique shed roof layout with an upside down curved roof truss and vaulted ceilings throughout most of the main rooms. The large common room is broken into three bays of using the curved truss and is accentuated by a small light shelf that bounces light off the adjacent curved ceiling.