Cornwallis Commons

Project Scope:

Cornwallis Commons is a planned ‘Pocket Neighborhood’ located in Pittsboro, N.C. that is being developed by Orange Communities http://orangecommunities.com. This project type is most prevalent in the western U.S. and is a new type of development for Pittsboro. The site is situated on 3-1/3 acres and encompasses a collection of single family homes ranging from 1,900 square feet to 2,260 square feet.

The project presented the challenge of creating well-designed interior and exterior spaces on a small scale. Not being able to simply ‘build out’ can be difficult, but it can also provide unique design opportunities. The challenge was to find and exploit these opportunities on a sloping site with multiple buffers, providing inviting communal exterior spaces and a responsible storm water management plan.

The simple architecture, although rooted in local vernacular forms and materials, has a modern aesthetic that is unique to the surrounding area. Passive solar site and building strategies will be employed, and the site plan is currently being refined by a landscape architect.For more information on Pocket Neighborhoods see: http://pocket-neighborhoods.net/

Size: 1,500 – 2,260
Location: Pittsboro, NC
Completed: Under Development

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