ARCHITECTS+ARTISANS: “A Pair of Aces for Downtown Raleigh”

November 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

By Mike WeltonRaleigh Architecture Company

Rather than wait for a client to beat a path to their door, the enterprising owners at Raleigh Architecture Company, one of the city’s newest firms, built a better mousetrap instead.

Actually, they built two – side by side.

Downtown, on infill lots.

“We played developer, contractor, architect, and owner on these,” says firm co-owner Robby Johnston. “We planned on building one of two homes for my family, and finding a client for the other.

They may differ on the outside – one’s clad in Corten steel, and the other in recycled roofing slate – but they’ve got a lot more lot in common.

“Conceptually they’re fraternal twins, with shared but individual characteristics,” says Craig Kerins, also a co-owner in the firm. READ MORE…

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