for a new residence begins with the site and existing landscape. Are there
special trees to protect or feature? How will the House be approached, and
where will guests and family arrive? The points of the compass often help
direct the design of a home, with eastern light for the breakfast room and
kitchen, and southern exposure for passive solar gains. Views to and from
the site are considered and will guide the location of windows and doors to
frame views, and begin the process of integrating the landscape with the home.
style and overall "language" of the house design are often initially
suggested by our clients' preferences. we respond by integrating their vision
with the spaces they will live in, both inside and outside of the house. Detailing
interior features such as stairs and doorways can quickly establish a character
for the house. We often seek to create a sense of the home having been on
that site long before our arrival. These are not just houses, but rather homes
for special clients and families, perhaps for generations to come.
CANDACE M.P. SMITH ARCHITECT,
Candace M.P. Smith Architect, P.C. - Some photographs by: Charles Shoffner
SGA: Project by Candace Smith, Principal-In-Charge, while at Smith Garrett
CMPS: Projects by Candace M.P. Smith Architect, P.C.
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