CAMERON RESIDENCE - WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
This residence, designed for a prominent couple in Wilmington, North Carolina, is situated in a small pine forest on a large lot with access to both an old prestigious residential community and a new upscale subdivision. The Camerons required that the design be on a single level with no interior steps and few outside. The porte cochere idea was employed in the design for comfort and ease of access.
The organic design is nestled into the trees and sensitive construction techniques were employed to leave all the natural setting intact with the exception of the building footprint. All trees within twelve feet of the eave line were protected and saved.
The plan begins with a planter lined entry opening into a large foyer designed to display art and antiques. The living area is separated by a large limestone fireplace focal point. The living, dining and den surround the back landscaped patio/courtyard enclosed by a limestone capped brick wall. The master bedroom and office is situated on a meandering front courtyard planter with a low limestone capped brick wall and looking over the large front of the property. The exterior of the house has a strong horizontal motion of limestone capped walls and wainscot, stucco, and a finely detailed clear cypress fascia, door and window millwork.