The stunning vistas from Briar Creek Farm result from siting the house at the intersection of an existing allee of live oaks and slash pines and a new view corridor sliced through long leaf pines. Conversion of a county road borrow pit to a lake contributes. True to regional roots, Briar Creek is a modern interpretation of a vernacular shotgun house: no-nonsense, easily cross-ventilated, essential for life during brutal southern US coastal plain summers. Briar Creek’s linked shotguns resemble a radiator’s efficiency in dispersing heat. The east/west building orientation presents a minimal face to brutal afternoon sun. Eaves and awnings create shade and further reduce solar gain




Rob Karosis

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