This classic understated mid-century modern home was built for a prominent Greenville businessman, William H. Orders. Characteristic of its humble yet influential owner, this home is both unassuming and compelling. Carefully nestled into the site, the house is full of rich details and intentional design – from the vertical patterns created by the columns, ceiling treatment, and slender windows of the sunken entry porch, to the custom light shelves that wrap the perimeter of the Living Room. Designed by Joe Hiller, AIA, this home is an exploration in careful and subtle craftsmanship and is a clear representation of the caliber of mid-century architectural design that exists in Greenville.
Joe Hiller, AIA designed this home shortly after graduating from the Clemson University College of Architecture in 1956. By 1960, he had formed a design firm with Greenville Architect Harold Tarleton – Tarleton & Hiller Architects, which later became Tarleton, Hiller and Tankersley Architects. In April of 1969, Hiller left the partnership and opened his own office. Hiller was a well-known architect in the region, and over his extensive career he designed many mid century modern homes in Parkins Mill, Paris Mountain, and the surrounding Greenville area.