karesh residence

Designed as a client's second home in the Davis, WV, this residence is also a prototype for a prefabricated home that can be replicated wherever one’s imagination allows. The client set specific design objectives. The house needed to have a compact footprint, be energy efficient, create a connection to its surroundings, and be built for a limited budget. The program dictated sleeping for six, outdoor living spaces, and a kitchen as the focal point for the family's daily interaction.

To achieve the outlined objectives Inscape used SIP panels for a durable, energy efficient, and cost effective structure. Outdoor living spaces were created front and back and on the roof. Access to the roof is through an alternating tread stair that gives a vertical element to the simple horizontal massing. The compact form, simple contemporary detailing, and efficient layout allow for fewer materials for this sustainable, contemporary rural retreat.