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Hammock House Takes Home a 2017 Matsumoto Prize

Matsumoto Prize Winner Hammock House Exterior

We are happy to announce that our Hammock House is a 2017 Matsumoto Prize winner! Thank you to NC Modernists and congratulations to the other winning firms.

The Hammock House sits on a 40-acre farm in Columbus, NC with several spectacular old growth oak trees, an existing barn, pastures and distant views to Tryon Peak. The home is a new interpretation of utilitarian farm structures and brings a distinctly modern element to a rural working farm. To take advantage of the dramatic oak trees, we carefully located the house on the land and oriented the living spaces around the tree locations.

The house got its name because it is built to structurally support a series of hammocks that can be hung when the homeowners family comes for extended stays biannually. The hammocks can easily be taken down or moved to a different location and allows the home to hold many people comfortably under one roof.

Matsumoto Prize Winner Hammock House Interior

We would also like to extend gratitude to the builder of this beautiful home, Fred Koon of F.R. Koon Custom Homes. Visit to view the submission or here to see more photos of the project.