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Timeless Elegance Meets Modern Comfort: A Coastal North Carolina Retreat by Shue Design Associates

Shue Design Associates proudly presents this quintessential example of our commitment to blending traditional vernacular architecture with modern design principles. This residential project embodies the essence of coastal North Carolina living, combining aesthetic elegance with functional simplicity.



This design features a classic gable roof with a modern twist, utilizing durable, low-maintenance metal roofing in a sleek, dark finish. This choice not only enhances the home's aesthetic appeal but also ensures longevity and resistance to coastal weather conditions. The exterior cladding is a pristine white siding that offers a crisp, clean look, perfectly complementing the lush green surroundings and the blue skies typical of coastal North Carolina. The siding is designed to withstand the elements, providing both beauty and durability. Arched porches create a welcoming entrance, adding a touch of elegance and historical reference to the home’s design. The arches soften the overall geometry of the structure, creating a harmonious balance between sharp lines and gentle curves.



The windows are strategically placed to maximize natural light, enhancing the interior's spacious feel while maintaining energy efficiency. Double-hung windows with traditional muntin patterns blend seamlessly with the architectural style, offering both functionality and visual appeal. The front door is sheltered by the arched porch, providing a charming and practical entrance. Black shutters on selected windows add contrast and a classic touch, reinforcing the timeless design language of the home.


Modern outdoor lighting fixtures are installed to enhance safety and visibility, while also accentuating architectural details after sunset.


This project is thoughtfully integrated with its natural surroundings. Mature trees frame the property, providing shade and a sense of seclusion while enhancing the overall landscape design. The lawn area is meticulously planned to offer both aesthetic appeal and functional outdoor space, perfect for recreational activities or simply enjoying the serene environment.


This design by Shue Design Associates is a testament to our expertise in creating residential designs that honor the local architectural heritage while incorporating modern conveniences and sustainability. This project exemplifies our dedication to crafting homes that are not only visually appealing but also tailored to the needs and lifestyle of contemporary families.


By choosing Shue Design Associates, clients can expect innovative design solutions that respect tradition and embrace the future, ensuring their home is both a timeless masterpiece and a comfortable retreat.

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