George Holt & Andrew Gould
George's House Otranto House 1 Tully Alley No.6 Charles Street 33B Cannon Street 44 Montrose Avenue Mugdock Castle Addition 79 Line Street 31 Cannon Street Quirky Apartments 266A Ashley Avenue 266B Ashley Avenue Andrew's House Atlantic Street Mountain Residence 264A Ashley Avenue 264B Ashley Avenue 264C Ashley Avenue 268D Ashley Avenue 268E Ashley Avenue 957 Lakeview 262 Coming 248 Ashley Avenue
Mountain Residence, Chandler, NC
Andrew designed this grand country house for a hilltop site with views in all directions. The client wanted it to resemble a frontier-era log structure, but the very large size of the house would make this historically implausible. Andrew decided to design a small section of the house in traditional dovetailed-log construction, and the rest of the house in timber frame with lap siding. The imaginary history is that an original frontier cabin was expanded into a grand country inn in the Victorian period. The entire structure has an oil and pine tar finish which gives it a patina similar to the creosote used on rural structures long ago.