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Empty Nester Residence / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

  • 01:00 - 20 February, 2015
Empty Nester Residence / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Empty Nester Residence / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, © Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander
© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander

© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander © Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander © Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander © Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander + 15

© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander
© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander

Text description provided by the architects. This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.

© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander
© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander

The program for the new house was only 2400 square feet, but this was significantly larger than the 1600 square feet found in the existing homes in the neighborhood.

© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander
© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander

The most contextually appropriate massing for the new house was to work with the “pill-box” typology of the original structure.

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Rotating the orientation of the roof line ninety degrees provide a house with a similar street presence massing but the ability to move deeper into the rear of the site.

© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander
© Hoachlander Davis Photography / Anice Hoachlander

The home was to be constructed by a local builder using builder-level detailing and common materials and framing. The Owners elected to use wood siding on the exterior for its visual warmth and renewable quality.

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Cite: "Empty Nester Residence / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture" 20 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/599032/empty-nester-residence-s27/> ISSN 0719-8884
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