Hungry Neck Residence is located in Raleigh, NC, USA. Designed by The Raleigh Architecture Company to accommodate a variety of activities including gourmet cooking, entertaining, music and writing, the 2-storey kitchen creates drama with its oversized light pendant and custom made stove hood. Balancing out these two statement makers to form the third point in a triangle is the 2-storey flue on the fireplace just next to the stairwell.
The geometry of the three vertical black elements is poignantly contrasted by the rectangular skylight, which reads as a bright white when the sun’s rays pass through it.
From the road, Hungry Neck Residence presents a modern, minimalist facade, designed to blend into the neighborhood. The architectural drama within is not realized until one enters the home.
The facade has large roof overhangs that where achieved with minimal steel reinforcement by implementing an open web truss roof structure.
Metal pan-formed concrete foundations support 2×6 exterior wood stud walls while painted cementitious panels provide a low maintenance exterior. The soffits are covered in locally sourced cypress siding.
Galvanized standing seam metal roofing was specified to handle the low slopes and provide a durable surface and reflect unwanted heat gain.
Inside, the home enters both from the front door and from the garage via the dining room, which has its own private terrace on one side and that amazing double volume kitchen on the other.
The dining room terrace can be completely opened up thanks to a series of bi-folding glass doors.
The interior of Hungry Neck Residence is consistently white walls with steel elements so the use of engineered wood flooring helps warm the space up.
The kitchen is the hub of the home and everything revolves around this double volume space. The cabinetry is void of detail, allowing the soaring custom steel hood and custom bell shaped light pendant to be the star of the show.