Vance Street


In 2020, the TightLines team started collaborating with South Eastern North Carolina Community Development Corporation and the Rocky Mount Housing Authority to construct a new community through NCHFA's Supportive Housing Program. With the team, we developed a one-bedroom and three-bedroom design that was built for a total of eight new rental [...]

Duke Street Cottages


In 2020, our friend Rob Howard of Howard Building Science approached our team with his passion project: develop a pocket neighborhood of small, affordable, sustainable homes that surround a shared green space and community pavilion. The land he acquired backed up to a railroad, which proved challenging, but given the site’s [...]

Cedar Bay


Single-family community in Manteo, NC. Our stock plans were modified to give the houses a coastal aesthetic. Due to their location on the OBX, these houses were built on pilings to raise them above the flood plain. TightLines worked with the developer to modify our plans to meet these aesthetic and [...]



Located just northeast of downtown Hickory, North Carolina, Northstone is a mixed-income community being developed by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley. The site was an abandoned sub-division that Habitat acquired in 2012, with infrastructure already in place. After meeting Catawba Valley's Executive Director, Mitzi Gellman, at the North Carolina Housing [...]

Downtown Durham


As part of the Durham revitalization effort, Self Help built several TightLines houses to help bring new life to some of Durham’s most well-known neighborhoods, the West End and Lyon Park.  Both neighborhoods are conveniently located near Duke University, the American Tobacco District, and the Durham Freeway. These TightLines homes were [...]

Ole Asheboro


Several TightLines homes were built by Self Help in the Ole Asheboro neighborhood, located near downtown Greensboro, NC.  The quality, character, and energy efficiency of TightLines Designs made the Benson II, Bentley II, Delany II, Hadley II, Hawkins II, and Warren II excellent infill home designs for this 100-year-old neighborhood. [...]

Grier Heights


The Heights, part of the Grier Heights neighborhood in Charlotte, features a number of TightLines Designs homes, selected for their compatibility with the history of the neighborhood as well as their quality and energy efficiency.  The Grier Heights revitalization effort is in partnership with non-profit real estate developers Self-Help and CrossRoads.  Prior [...]

Martin Street


The Martin Street Development, completed in 2006, located in the South Park National Historic District, is one of several downtown Raleigh affordable housing neighborhoods that features multiple home plans from TightLines Designs. As part of the revitalization plans for the Martin and Bloodworth Street area, the City of Raleigh Community Development [...]

Erlanger Mill Village


TightLines Designs worked with the City of Lexington Community Development Department to select and modify plans for the Erlanger Mill Village National Historic District. The selected homes, approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, fit within the historic character of the neighborhood and will breathe life into this community.  [...]

Cooke Street


The Cooke Street Development is a downtown Raleigh pocket community developed through the City of Raleigh Community Development Department with an objective of creating a mixed income neighborhood combining affordable homes with historic character and individual style,  TightLines Designs provided design and construction consultation services as well as many of the home designs.  Prominently featured are a combination of [...]

Chatham Oaks


The Chatham Oaks neighborhood is a community comprised of 15 new homes developed by Chatham County Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina. TightLines Designs worked closely with Chatham County Habitat to select and provide an appropriate, cohesive community of custom and standard home designs.The homes include the Winslow, the Warren, the Whitney, the Hawkins, the Haywood, and the Juniper.  A [...]

Bloodworth Street


The Bloodworth Street Development was completed in 2006 through the City of Raleigh Community Development Department in the South Park National Historic District. This development is one of several downtown Raleigh affordable housing neighborhoods that features multiple home plans from TightLines Designs. Several of the designs featured include a combination of [...]



Located on Chapel Hill Road in Spring Lake, North Carolina, Balsawood is a 4.88 acre site that was formerly used as a mobile home park. In collaboration with the Town of Spring Lake and Kingdom CDC, TightLines and Coaly Design have been working to develop a vision, plan, design and construction documents [...]

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