ARCHITECTS+ARTISANS: “A House for Privacy, by Arielle Schechter”

4.Front elevation, dusk

6.Private side_dusk

By Mike Welton  •   Photos by Keith Isaacs

Fed up with the public nature of life in suburban North Carolina., a couple approached architect Arielle Schechter with a desire for privacy.

“They lived in a soul-deadening development in Chapel Hill and they were climbing the walls for lack of freedom and privacy from their neighbors,” she says. “People were walking by and telling them what to do with their yard.”

So they bought a wooded lot in Pittsboro to escape.

Schechter gave them a 2,053-square-foot home with two bedrooms, a small study that could be a third, and two baths. It’s opaque on the front and transparent toward the rear.

“There’s a veil of cypress to shield them,” she says. “On the south side, it breaks free with a big porch…” READ MORE 

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