The Baboolal residence is a net zero house is for a multicultural family of four. The husband is Indian originally from South Africa and the wife is American.

Project Name: Baboolal Residence
Studio Name: Arielle Schechter Architect
Project size:
2400 ft2
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 1
Location: Chapel Hill, United States
Photography: Tzu Chen

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They are both in high stress professions: he is a pediatric anesthesiologist and she is a pediatric nurse. They have two small children and pets.

©Tzu Chen

The impetus for building this house was their previous frustration with living in a cookie cutter developer house with a lot of wasted space and illogical planning.

©Tzu Chen

They decided to build a custom house that would give them openness for family time, while also creating privacy and quiet areas for the parents to rest between shifts and for the kids to have their own spaces. Also, an immediate connection between indoor and outdoor space was part of the brief.

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