Chris Wellman

Chris Wellman

Leland, NC, US


Griffin Residence

The project is a 4,000-square-foot residence for a wooded portion of the owner’s farmland property. A key challenge was to preserve the many mature trees while providing the special entry sequence and private outdoor entertaining space desired by the owner. Another goal was to buffer sound to the main living spaces from a fire station to the north, accomplished with bedroom closet space and a two-foot thick stone wall. Timbers were reclaimed from the Owner’s demolished historic residence and used to make long-span roof trusses for a free-plan main living area including dining, great room, wet bar and kitchen. Other significant features include a pervious drive and parking surface, radiant floor heating, two Rumford fireplaces (interior & exterior), “butterfly” roof designs for main living spaces allowing clerestory windows, and two large covered porches.

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Monroe, NC, US
My Role: Schematic design, design development, construction documents, structural engineering coordination