CURBED.com: “How Modern Style and Matching Buildings Re-Energized A Raleigh Neighborhood”

October 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Developed as "fraternal twins," the 554 and 556 Edenton homes by Raleigh Architecture Company share a common design language, but each have their own quirks. (All images via Raleigh Architecture Company Instagram.)

Developed as “fraternal twins,” the 554 and 556 Edenton homes by Raleigh Architecture Company share a common design language, but each have their own quirks. (All images via Raleigh Architecture Company Instagram.)

By Patrick Sisson 10.22.15

Instagram can be an endless font of inspirations and introductions, from new fashion concepts to undiscovered travel destinations. For architect Robby Johnston of The Raleigh Architecture Company, the visual app turned out to be a great way to find a new neighbor.

“A friend was house hunting a few years ago and posting images on Instagram, and as I clicked through, I found a couple doing the same thing nearby,” he says. “I looked at their account—they were well traveled, with interesting careers—and thought, ‘maybe they’re crazy enough to work with us.'”

Crazy isn’t always the operative word a homeowner uses when looking for a new neighbor, or the quality an architect seeks out when hunting for a new client. But then again, Johnston wasn’t a typical architect looking to sell a standard home. Along with partner Craig Kerins, Johnston was in the midst of developing a matching pair of modernist homes in Raleigh’s Hungry Neck neighborhood…READ MORE.

 

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