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An age-old architectural question is determining a technique to add to a structure in an eloquent way that works with the existing structure. There is no single correct answer, but we believe the debate is constant yet necessary. This client commissioned us for a modern expression, which fit with our sensibilities – a perfect match.

Our initial planning study uncovered the tight constraints within the zoning setbacks limited our initial expansion concept. The owner decided they had no desire to seek a variance from the local borough. Fortunately, this caused us to reinvestigate the program, which after a second look, yielded a richer, more functional, and economical solution. Within these imaginary boundaries, the result is restrained but tailored. We also respected the a-b-a pattern of the existing, traditional format.

We believe with the owner that the modern bookends magnify the original 1920s home by contrast, yet the diagram remains classical. The new living room addition on the North replaces an unused open porch. In contrast, a renovated portion of the existing house (within an earlier insensitive addition) lends a unique appearance with its reconfigured layout. It serves as a bulk of the home’s functional program.  With the overdue maintenance included in the project, this is like a brand-new home.

Construction was complete in the summer of 2020.

Project Type: Single Family House – Renovations and Additions
Project Size: Renovations approximately 2,700 square feet, Additions 587 square feet Living Room, 315 square feet Family Room
Completion: 2020
General Contractor: Century Interiors Inc.
Structural Engineering Consultant: Anderson Structural Inc.
Photography: SkySight Photography
Custom Steel Stair: Standard & Custom

Metal Architecture – April 2022, “Metal Modernizes Addition