A landmark building from circa 1870 confined between 2 larger buildings, setback and lacking natural light, in complete disrepair and decaying. The charming fašade is saved and meticulously restored, the rest of the single family home is torn down to allow for a new modern residence to be built in its place. A challenging project due to the site constraints, the stringent landmark regulations and the ambitious ownerĺs program and wish list. The elements of the design: a very open 1st floor plan where natural light could be plentiful and family life could occur freely; a very spatially efficient 2nd floor where 4 bedrooms and 3 baths are located in 1,700 sf; a sculptural stair with 12 skylights above and a continuous clear glass railing; a well organized outdoor space with connecting decks. The architectural language is strictly modern and the finishes play on the contrast between light and dark organizing the interior space in a graphic and dramatic way.
Total Project area: 4,700 sf.
Completion year: 2006.