The Gillingham Strauss Residence, designed by architect Toby Witte of Charlotte-based firm Wittehaus, is an artful, modern home located on a highly visible corner lot in the city.

Project Name: Gillingham Strauss Residence
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Completion: 2017
Architect: Toby Witte, Wittehaus –
Builder: Qube11 –
Photography: Joe Purvis –
Specs: 3,600 Square Feet, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 1 Guest Suite, 2 Car Garage

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The clients requested a design that incorporated plenty of glass and provided privacy, which was achieved by hoisting the living and bedroom spaces to the second floor onto stilts.

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This solution not only offers privacy to the homeowners, but also allows for stunning views of the downtown skyline. The residence also features a visually striking floating, cable-rail stairway that guides the homeowners from the street-level entry to their living spaces.

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The homeowners are thrilled with the end result, stating, ‘You make our day, every day, by creating this masterpiece.'”


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