Nestled within a dense pack of trees on a lot in the Rollingwood, this addition and renovation project strikes a delicate balance between preserving both the natural ecology and the historic, mid-century residence that was designed by renowned modernist architect and developer AD Stenger.
Like many of Stenger’s homes, the original house displayed inventiveness and efficiency, boasting a footprint of only 1,400 SF. The challenge was to adapt and thoughtfully enlarge this modest home to accommodate a growing family of six.
Our approach was to dramatically increase the size and livability of the house by stepping the addition volumes back and away from the existing facade, thereby preserving character of the mid-century home. This also facilitated a minimal impact on the dense tree canopy while simultaneously affording additional light into the home and views out onto the canopy.