When presented with an opportunity to create a large private residence for a family of five, DAAD began the design process by evaluating the current configuration of spaces of an existing structure built in the early 80’s. The house also needed to function as an art gallery for one of the largest contemporary photography collections in the USA.
Opportunities for connecting interior and exterior spaces were compromised with the original window and door placements and sizing. On the exterior, the brick veneer and synthetic stucco were removed, replacing them with both cut and rock-faced Indiana limestone. The existing fiberglass shingle roof was modified in some places, and where it remains, covered in standing seam metal panels. The large roof overhangs called out for oversized fascias, which we clad in an opaque-stained Douglas fir tongue-and -groove siding. Cast-iron and glass paving panels were added along the north porch, permitting daylight into the lower-level living spaces.
Architectural Digest featured the house on the cover of its February 2013 issue and a full feature article.