Polk and White Townhouses

The Polk + White Duplexes and Triplexes were designed in partnership with Habitat For Humanity of the Charlotte Region. In the Summer of 2023, the Unified Development Ordinance was passed in Charlotte, North Carolina, which unlocked new possibilities in housing types and will lead to greater density on single family lots. Habitat for Humanity partnered with Cone Architecture to design a triplex and duplex typology as they meet the growing demand for affordable housing in the Charlotte region.

The challenge of this project was to respect the existing neighborhood context while pushing boundaries of what is possible for affordable housing design. The aesthetic of this project was inspired by our West Coast roots as we incorporated modern elements like the contemporary color palate, playful material transitions, and architectural shroud elements on the front facade, yet this project nods to tradition by utilizing gable roof form, craftsman features, and traditional Southern front porches. The Cone Charlotte Team cannot wait to see these collaborative efforts come to life!

  • Neighborhood:

    Mallard Creek

  • Unit Type:

    Duplex and Triplex

  • Unit Count:


  • Typical Unit Size:

    1200 SF sf

  • Affordable Housing:


  • Strategic Land Use Planning: