SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge    
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
   
 
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SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  SWEENEY LAKE mid-century   This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed.   Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.  Location:            Golden Valley, MN  Completed:     2013  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA Nate Dodge

SWEENEY LAKE mid-century

This home enjoys stunning views of Sweeney Lake from almost anywhere in the home; however it was in need of repair and a significant reorganization of the plan to take full advantage of site.  The project is about the complete restoration and rethinking of this vintage 1965 mid-century gem.  The house is deceivingly large with a full finished lower level and an indoor pool room; however it lived cramped and broken up.  The entry was uninviting and small, the poolroom unused and poorly heated, the kitchen undersized, and the bedrooms and baths poorly accessed. 

Our task was to open up the home through the rethinking of the floor plan and the introduction of a new central axis connecting and organizing the homes functions and spaces around view corridors and existing or new focal points.  The home had beautiful features to build upon; the central brick fireplace, the raised roofs over the living and pool rooms, and the view to the lake itself.  A fully redone exterior and interior preserve the homes proportion and scale, while at the same time bring greater connection to the site and a much needed clarity to the homes organization.

Location:          Golden Valley, MN

Completed:     2013

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA
Nate Dodge

  COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA

     COCONUT BATH   Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.  We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.   A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.  2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER  Project Team: Ben Awes AIA,  Principal-In-Charge  Bob Ganser AIA Christian Dean AIA

 

COCONUT BATH

Built in 1963, the house was originally designed by Lorenzo Williams. Phase one of this project focused on the master bedroom and bath which had experienced a number of remodels over the years. The area had been broken up into small spaces, many of which were cramped and dark, and some unused. We attempted to honor and highlight the strong architectural details already present. Notable was the architectural “box” expression of the exterior, each box separated by a full height recessed window. The interior walls floated between the floor and ceiling by use of a deep black reveal. The experience of the “boxes” and your understanding of where you were in the space were lost in the labyrinth of walls.

We combined the spaces on the west side of the house to create a master wing. We removed walls and millwork to fully reveal the exquisite living room fireplace, and then used the fireplace to reinforce a natural movement spine through the house. You no longer have to walk through the middle of the living room to get the master bedroom.

 A new walnut clad “interior” box placed at the end of the central hallway highlights the master suite.  The box contains the bath and separates the bedroom from the changing room. The box, while filling the central part of the space, serves to unify the space by being an object within it. The position of the bath re-aligns the space around the full height vertical windows that now define the edge of the bath and the bedroom, and cast light along both the exterior and interior walls.  A broad skylight is cut into the ceiling bringing a new quality of light to the room. We liken the bath to a coconut, dark and woodsy on the outside, crisp and white on the inside.

2014 RAVE AWARD WINNER

Project Team:
Ben Awes AIA, Principal-In-Charge
Bob Ganser AIA
Christian Dean AIA