Willis Residence

Willis Residence

Architect
DEMX Architecture
Location
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Timothy Hursley
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
DoorOverhead Door
Quartz Countertop Caesarstone
Calacatta Nuvo, Cloudburst
Standing Seam Metal Roof, Wall Panels (Dark Bronze)Central States Mfg, Inc.
Central Snap, Precision-Loc®
WindowsAndersen Windows
100 series
ManufacturersJames Hardie
Hardie Trim Boards
Composite DeckingCali Bamboo

Product Spec Sheet
Quartz Countertop
Calacatta Nuvo, Cloudburst by Caesarstone
Standing Seam Metal Roof, Wall Panels (Dark Bronze)
Central Snap, Precision-Loc® by Central States Mfg, Inc.
Windows
100 series by Andersen Windows
Manufacturers
Hardie Trim Boards by James Hardie
Composite Decking

Willis Residence

DEMX Architecture as Architects

The single-family house is sited outside the eastern limits of Fayetteville, Arkansas in an area dominated by late 20th century suburban homes. It sits parallel to the gentle slope between two converging swales and overlooks a small pond on the south end of the property. The house is aligned with the neighbor to the north but pivots slightly to frame the view and expand the yard to the west.

photo_credit Timothy Hursley
Timothy Hursley

The home presents a reserved face to the street composed of clerestory windows and wood screens that soften the edges of the austere elevation. The primary volume of the house is clad in a clear finished cypress with dark voids carved for entry, balconies, and overhangs. Clerestory window units articulate the underlying structure and extend above the roofline to let natural light into the central living area.

photo_credit Timothy Hursley
Timothy Hursley

The linear layout is composed of three primary functions: the entry and guest amenities, which transition into a central shared living area, and then master suite isolated to the south for privacy and views. The plan utilizes a 4' module to simplify construction as well as provide a spatial and structural order. All the primary spaces spill onto exterior balconies, giving the owner and guests direct access to the surrounding landscape, views, and natural light.

Team:
General Contractor – Stronghold NWA
Structural Engineer – Smith Engineering

photo_credit Timothy Hursley
Timothy Hursley
photo_credit Timothy Hursley
Timothy Hursley
photo_credit Timothy Hursley
Timothy Hursley
photo_credit Timothy Hursley
Timothy Hursley
photo_credit Timothy Hursley
Timothy Hursley

Material Used:
1. Central Snap Standing Seam Metal Roof and Precision-Loc Wall Panels (Dark Bronze) by Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
2. Cypress Wood Siding
3. Hardie Trim Boards, Smooth
4. Luxury Vinyl Tile, Highlands Oak, COREtec
5. Andersen 100 Series Windows (Dark Bronze)
6. Cast-in-Place Concrete Foundation 
7. Cali Bamboo Composite Decking
8. Caesarstone CalacattaNuvo and CouldburstQuartz Countertop  
9. Walnut Veneer Cabinets by Stronghold Woodworks
10. Dark Bronze Aluminum Glass Door model 521 by Overhead Door 

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