Orr Timber Frame

This Hillsborough home site is located in a private development off Orange Grove Road in Orange County. The carriage house has two double parking bays with a workspace and storage area on the lower level. The bays are separated by an entrance that leads upstairs to an apartment with a full kitchen, living room, breakfast area and separate bedroom with a full bath and closet space. The siding of the carriage house will be cedar shake and Hardi Trim with a matte black metal roof.

The foundation will be Superior Walls and the roof system will be timber frame with spray foam insulation. The Pella windows will be a mixture of casement and double hung. This home is based on the highest efficiency building techniques and products. The short and long term environmental impacts will be minimized by creating a High Performance Smart Home.


The entrance to the private development and the meandering drive to the secluded home site.

Groundbreaking began the morning of January 7. The first scoop of dirt was dug at 8:58 am.

The foundation is in place and rough-in plumbing complete.

Framing has begun.

Upon entry to the home site, a storage shed has been constructed several hundred feet from the driveway.

Progress has been made installing the cedar shake and stone accents on the foundation of the garage apartment.

Installation of the black matte metal roof has begun.

Interior framing of the upstairs apartment and lower level garage bays and workrooms is complete. Rough-in plumbing and electrical work is now in place.

Completion of the black matte metal roof and the exterior siding.

The exterior stain of the carriage house is the environmentally friendly water based 'Harbor Mist' by Sherwin Williams, and the trim is a single coat Sherwin Williams lifetime warranty duration paint 'Griffin'.

The exterior walls of the garage bay have been covered with T1-11.

Drywall is complete in the living room, kitchen, breakfast nook and bedroom with bath.

Excavation and installation of pipes in the septic field is complete and the septic tank has been buried.

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