The Riverbirch residence is located at 3921 Red Hawk Road. Commissioned in 2008 for Michael Hutchinson and Gerry Mauro, construction completed in 2010. Long designed the residence while working at Davenport Architecture and Design.The home was designed to maximize views of the wooded lot while simultaneously creating a private retreat.
Constructed with a combination of off-the-shelf building materials and an energy efficient building envelope, the home was built for less than $300,000. Utilizing proper passive solar orientation and a rain water collection system for irrigation, the 2,431 sq ft structure seeks to minimize its environmental impact.
Speaking of the project, Long stated “From the first meeting, it was clear that Michael and Gerry wanted to build an energy efficient, custom tailored home on a modest budget. The completed structure shows that a custom designed home is within reach for the average home buyer.”
The Hillsborough Modernist Tour, sponsored by Prime Energy Group and Hill Country Works, will take place on Saturday, August 13, from 9AM until noon. Advanced tickets are $8.95 or $12 at the door. For tickets and further information about the tour, visit Triangle Modernist Houses at http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/hbtour.
The tour was featured in the Independent Weekly, and will hopefully show up in other print publications.