Mike Rantilla designed this amazing residence for himself in Raleigh, North Carolina while a Senior Associate Architect with the Freelon Group. Nestled amongst the trees, the cantilevered home received the 2009 AIA Triangle Honor Award.
Rantilla Cabin in North Carolina
The Rantilla Cabin in North Carolina is private home that literally springs upward from the pristine wooded site. Wedged between zoning setbacks, a stream buffer and a steep slope, the home squeezes vertically into a three story scheme, elevated above the uninterrupted ground plane flowing beneath. Each floor is expressed as a discrete rectangular volume, clad in a different material and spun radially from a 40 foot tall, 18 inch thick solid concrete shear wall. Fully cantilevered stair treads project from the shear wall allowing light and views to pass through. Vertical circulation always maintains a close connection to the diagrammatic and structural centroid of the building.
Rantilla Cabin Exterior: