A dark and dilapidated Tudor home in a suburban Boston neighborhood was given new life through a large addition, interior renovations, and a fresh new color scheme. In our continuing exploration of the idea of ‘compliment to counterpoint’ for additions to historic homes, our approach on this project was to enlarge the home using the same vocabulary and materials in a seamless design. New spaces include a large eat-in Kitchen, Family Room and Master Suite. Landscape work included an in-ground pool, an expanded front terrace, and a new stone terrace off of the Kitchen and Living Room. The traditional leaded windows, stair rails, and paneled walls were restored, and serve as a contrasting backdrop to the homeowner’s eclectic furnishings. Interior Design by Lindsay Bentis, Thread Art and Design.
This formally Edwardian home was seismically upgraded and completely remodeled into a modern residence consisting of concrete, steel and glass. The three story structure is served by an elevator and rests on an exposed concrete garage accessed by a grated aluminum gate. An eight by six foot anodized aluminum pivoting front door opens up to a geometric stair case with etched Starfire guardrails. The stainless steel Bulthaup kitchen and module systems include a 66 foot counter that spans the depth of the home.
Photos: Marion Brenner
Architect: Stanley Saitowitz
Complete renovation of 1960’s ranch style home located in Los Altos. The design is functional modern with many stylish and unique amenities. The new design incorporates more light and views to the outside. Features of the home include vaulted ceilings, a large chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances and a more open floor plan than the original home. Sustainable features of this project include bamboo flooring, solar photovoltaic electric generation, solar hydronic hot water heating for the pool and a high efficiency tankless hot water system for the pool/exercise room.
Architect: Mark Horton Architecture
Photographer: Rien van Rijthoven
A comprehensive, ultra-modern renovation including extensive seismic upgrades and a cedar deck with tempered glass guardrails. Custom features include a three story steel staircase, retractable interior walls, reclaimed redwood siding, home automation, glass bottom hot tub, and a mechanical louver system.
Ground up project featuring an aluminum storefront style window system that connects the interior and exterior spaces. Modern design incorporates integral color concrete floors, Boffi cabinets, two fireplaces with custom stainless steel flue covers. Other notable features include an outdoor pool, solar domestic hot water system and custom Honduran mahogany siding and front door.
An existing house was deconstructed to make room for 7200 SF of new ground up construction including a main house, pool house, and lanai. This hillside home was built through a phased sequence of extensive excavation and site work, complicated by a single point of entry. Site walls were built using true dry stacked stone and concrete retaining walls faced with sawn veneer. Sustainable features include FSC certified lumber, solar hot water, fly ash concrete, and low emitting insulation with 75% recycled content.
Situated in Chihuahua, Mexico, the CC House by Parque Humano serves as a forward-thinking, streamlined home within the midst of the stark environment. Boasting heavy architectural lines and an elongated structure, the CC House is characterized by minimal white stucco walls and tan stone. Contrasting wood paneling plays a role in both the exterior as well as the interior of the house as various walls are layered with the subtle texture. The open-air home features expansive windows to allow light to flow freely into the spaces of the home while an outdoor, underground pool and open patio sections finish things off.
Architects: Parque Humano
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Total Area: 650 sqm
Project Team: Jorge Covarrubias + Benjamín González Henze con Omar Martinez
Photographs: Paul Rivera – ArchPhoto
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