This reimagined the entry into a gracious gesture was motivated by acute space constraints that rendered moving furniture to the second floor impossible. The resulting open space allows natural light to sprawl throughout the entry space and to the private second-floor family area. The addition also provided an opportunity to move the powder room to a more discreet location adjacent to the dining room. Despite its modest size of just over 200 square feet, the addition transformed the entry of the home and its first impression, communicating openness and warmth within first aquatinting steps.


The renovation preserves the cadence of brick mass and opening further emphasizing it by adding glass at the main hall. The 1970 materials such as the brown brick and parquet floor are retained. Figured walnut is introduced to counterpoint to the white drywall and referencing a material used often in the 70’s. A second floor modest add is designed differentiate from the 1970 existing language while still being compatible and sensitive in its simple form. This allows existing to communicate though without blurring it with the existing. Mirrors are added that not only allow the family to appreciate anticipated sculptures in threedimension but also mask an addition to the neighboring house 15 feet away.

1970’s aesthetic
Curvilinear forms
Sculpture green roof
Modest addition