Constructed with a combination of off-the-shelf building materials and an energy efficient building envelope, the home was built for less than $300,000. Utilizing proper passive solar orientation and a rain water collection system for irrigation, the 2,431 sq ft structure seeks to minimize its environmental impact.
Speaking of the project, Long stated “From the first meeting, it was clear that Michael and Gerry wanted to build an energy efficient, custom tailored home on a modest budget. The completed structure shows that a custom designed home is within reach for the average home buyer.”
The Hillsborough Modernist Tour, sponsored by Prime Energy Group and Hill Country Works, will take place on Saturday, August 13, from 9AM until noon. Advanced tickets are $8.95 or $12 at the door. For tickets and further information about the tour, visit Triangle Modernist Houses at http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/
About Rusty Long, Architect:
Rusty Long, AIA, is the principal and founder of Rusty Long, Architect, a professional, full-service architectural firm based in Cary, NC. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Long is NCARB certified and a member of the Preservation North Carolina Professional Associates Network. His projects include modernist houses, adaptive reuse and renovation projects (commercial, multifamily, and residential)
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Rusty Long, Architect is a professional, full-service architectural firm based in Cary, NC. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Long is NCARB certified and a member of the Preservation NC Professional Associates Network.