The cypress-clad Carolina Hillside House perches over a thick forest near North Wilkesboro’s Kerr Scott Lake, providing stunning views of untouched nature. ARCHITECTUREFIRM designed the building as a habitable gateway that connects an abandoned logging road, the only access to the house, with the surrounding wilderness.
The house is located above North Wilkesboro’s Kerr Scott Lake and is accessed by an abandoned logging road. Clad in untreated cypress that acquires a beautiful patina over time, the house blends into its wooded surroundings.
A large opening separates the main living area and sleeping quarters, forming a sheltered patio with a beautiful outdoor fireplace. This space provides sensational views of the surrounding forest and allows the owners to enjoy the outdoors even during harsh winters.
Photos by James Ewing