House on College Hill / Friedrich St. Florian Architects

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Architects: Friedrich St. Florian Architects
Location: , Rhode Island, USA
Structural Engineer: Wilbur Yoder
Contractor: Joseph M. Furtado, Inc
Project Area: 3,000 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Warren Jagger Photography, Inc

This chic new house on the west side of College Hill in is one of the most composed modern articulations seen in Providence in years. , designers of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., create a unique composition that brings fashionable design resolution to a neighborhood that has struggled to find appropriate harmonious styles.

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Cognizant of view and transparency, the shiplap and cementboard-clad house rests on a pre-existing foundation. Principally, the conventional front façade is a public face that provides privacy. The bold and glazed downhill side offers stunning views of the Capital building and downtown skyline while assisting private open living.

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The living and dining area occupy the main floor, and a master bedroom, study, and bathrooms are on the floor above. Beneath are charitable guest quarters, multipurpose exercise space, and a mechanical room.

A luminous LED lit stair tower is a modern sculpture that connects all three floors. Additionally, an elevator connects all floors to spacious passageways for all rooms, as well as a two story space over the dining area that vertically connects the living, dining, and kitchen spaces to the master bedroom and bathroom above.

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Sustainable elements include a high-efficiency mechanical system, appliances, and smart passive shading techniques. Furthermore, an effort was made to use low VOC paints and reduce the use of synthetic materials.

Cite: "House on College Hill / Friedrich St. Florian Architects" 03 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Apr 2015. <>
  • Borat

    Amazing house. Unbelievable place. The view of the hill is simply perfect.

  • Antje Pasinga

    I love it – just stunning