Webster County, Mississippi
Spring Hill House
The project, constructed on the site of an older home, was designed with careful thought to the use of salvaged materials, orientation for maximum solar control, and the presence of existing mature trees and garden remnants.
The project’s architecture references Southern shed vernacular, including exposed wood framing, tin and rough-sawn pine and cedar siding. The design reuses tin roofing from the original house and salvaged pine harvested from the property.
The home’s east-west orientation and screened porch location are designed to maximize solar control and air circulation while dissipating summer heat and maximizing natural light.
The project received the 2010 AIA Mississippi Honor Award and was named Best of Show. Jurors commented that the project “demonstrated honest intent and interpretation of vernacular in a very modern way…” and was “simple yet elegant…with a strong commitment to craft.”