Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Project size: 4,000 square feet

Program: The home, on an infill site on one of Charlotte’s main commercial boulevards, is located within the Hermitage Court Historic District. 

Solution: Design elements, such as the two-story front porch, nod to the site’s historic neighbors. To break down the house’s scale, its massing was broken into separate volumes with differing setbacks. This also creates a strong sense of verticality, and allows for natural light to reach deep into the interiors. The building’s form permitted the architects to carve out two inner courtyards, one featuring a small plunge pool.

Construction and materials: The building's structure is wood; brick cladding and poured concrete lend the house a stately presence on its street. Bronze-coated aluminum louvers shield the porches of the front façade.

Additional Information

Owner: Bryant and Johana Troutman

Completion date: May 2019



Brillhart Architecture

1278 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33136




Architect of record:

Jacob Brillhart



Robert P. Queen, structural


General contractor:

Holevas & Holton Custom Home Builders



Exterior Cladding

Moisture barrier:  Ty Vek

Curtain wall: Other cladding unique to this project: Custom aluminum shutters and aluminum trim



Other: TPO roofing membrane



Metal frame: Rock Hill Glass



Sliding doors: Windoor


Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Hans Krug kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities

Paints and stains: Sherwin Williams

Marble tiles: Bianco Gioa



Tables: Cassina

Other furniture: Design Within Reach



Faucets: Watermark