Mobius House” is located on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.  It is sited in a maritime forest on a high bluff, with Bogue Sound to the north and ocean to the south.

Studio Name: Kersting Architecture
Design Team: Michael Kersting, Toby Keeton, Shaelyn Youngblood
Area: approximately 5,150 sf
Year: 2020
Location: Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
Contractor – Sterling Custom Construction, LLC
Structural – Chris Holmes, P.E. & Associates, Inc.
Interiors – Kersting Peridot Interiors Inc.
Photography Credits: Keith Isaacs Photography

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©Keith Isaacs Photography

The home’s defining feature is a south facing cantilevered canopy, providing deep, shaded porches.

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©Keith Isaacs Photography

The program accommodates the owner’s visiting family, while also contracting for just the two of them.

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Public and private zones are organized using staggered levels, pinwheeling around a central stair.

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©Keith Isaacs Photography

Relating floor elevations to the dunes allowed the home to grow out of the landscape, much like the tangled live oak trees that surround it.

Kersting Architecture

Established in 1995, Kersting Architecture is a Wilmington, North Carolina based boutique architecture firm focused on designing and executing built, landscape specific, high quality custom architecture. Through the practice of architecture, Kersting Architecture seeks to enhance the lives of our clients and our community by offering thoughtful and progressive design solutions. Kersting Architecture takes care to understand the specific needs and desires of their clients and the physical and cultural characteristics particular to each project. By pursuing ideas that arise from these unique conditions, Kersting Architecture strives to create places that are authentic, provocative, meaningful, and responsive.


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