This gabled home in North Carolina features a playful roof element that shoots water back down to a creek on the property, but it has a serious side too. STITCH Design Shop drew inspiration from the owner's past homes in Germany when establishing the home's Bauhaus style, and then opted to reduce its overall environmental footprint by incorporating geothermal energy into the program.
Blauhaus has a gabled roof section and a flat roof section joined together by an elevated roof deck. It is clad in cementitious siding and standing seam metal panels with red elements that accentuate the orthogonal geometry of the building. Its interior, filled with natural light, features bamboo floors and an open plan layout.
The most entertaining part of the 3,700-square-foot house is a small “gargoyle” placed on the roof that creates a waterfall leading to the nearby creek. Blauhaus references the owner’s old home in Germany and uses geothermal energy for heating and cooling. The project has won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Matsumoto Prize Awards organized by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).
Photos by Adam Sebastian