Ristanio Residence

How can we craft a home reflective of the owners’ indoor routines and outdoor hobbies while being aging-friendly?

Orange County, North Carolina | 1,865 sf + 1,200 sf patios 

The home was designed for animal lovers with a passion for gardening and being outside. A sunny plant room anchors the corner with space outside for potting and pruning. The home is planned as single-level living with accessible bathrooms and aging-friendly design features. 

The spaces and materials of the home slip by one another to create paths and connections to the surrounding landscape and gardens. The home is oriented on the property for passive solar design with proper overhangs, increased insulation, and efficient mechanical systems. These features help to reduce the homes energy usage. 

H I G H L I G H T S

• Passive solar design