In response to the challenging grade, the design team strove to minimize the use of new foundations and to rely instead on the house's adequate foundation system. A series of new cantilevered beams allow the ground floor volume of the house to be widened, and a new second floor bedroom wing added. The master bedroom layout allows for treetop views of the site, while addressing the functional problem of parking automobiles in a steep suburban lot.
Project is under construction.
Building around an existing but weathered weekend house, the new design is a rather loose compilation of recognizable rural elements: shed roofs, metal panels, flat faced wood siding, and barn-red facades. The arrangement and use of these elements within a modern context emerges with playful, joyful results.
Project is near completion
All that remains of this historic 1840's chapel are its stone foundations and a few grainy photographs taken before it burned to the ground in the 1960's. The new chapel will be designed in the spirit of the original to create an intimate, spiritual space for private reflection or small gatherings of 100 or so.
Community of Christ
The Community of Christ has held services for twenty years in the group's Cape Cod style house in Laurel, Maryland. The program for this project includes a number of environmental and country-driven site improvements, renovations to the existing house, and a new gathering and worship space to seat 65 members.
The project is currently under construction.
Rambler, Scheme 1
This 1100 square foot rambler, built in 1956, needed a full interior renovation to open up the cramped interior, enlarge the kitchen, freshen up the facade, and add a new home studio.
Along with a new master suite, the total house size will be 2000 square feet.