This 6-unit townhouse development occupies a former neglected site between an historic church and porch front townhouses to the south. For this project, a dilapidated freestanding civil war era residence was demolished, the site cleared of trees, brush and trash, and the existing stone site walls restored. These modern townhouses stack double duplex units vertically while nestling the lower level into the grade to reduce their apparent height. 2 of the 3 townhouses have projecting bays with large glass windows visually ‘hung’ from solid piers anchoring them to the ground. Inset entry doors provide weather protection and accommodate open metal stairs suspended along abstract masonry walls establishing a modern counterpoint to the neighboring townhouses.