The Society Hill Towers was a project executed by I.M. Pei and Associates in 1964. The tower residences were designed as affordable rental units. Originally 624 units, with about 700sf each, were designed in three towers. Many of those have been combined to form larger condominiums. This project included the consolidation of three of the original units to form a two bedroom apartment including…
This historically certified residence in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia was built circa 1745. The whole house renovation resulted in a modern interior with highly insulated, very energy-efficient systems that will sustain and enhance the house as a comfortable, contemporary residence for generations to come.
The challenge here, which included the renovation of all floors and the rear exterior courtyard garden, was to find ways to accommodate the convenience and efficiency of modern living and preserve the building’s elegant and rare historic character.
The main goal for the renovation work was to restore the original floor plan of the row house by reorganizing the spaces and removing interior walls, and refreshing the feel of the house with color and light.
This private residence in Harpswell, Maine is sited on a wooded three-acre parcel and contains a tradition style house and separate work studio. The granite ridge and plantings form a natural spine between the house and the studio and visually separate the two structures.
The site is bordered by the rugged Organ Mountains to the east and surrounded by undeveloped desert terrain. The owners wanted a house which would take advantage of the expansive views and reflect the vernacular style and construction techniques of the southwestern desert. We gave them a passive solar house of rammed earth construction in Southern New Mexico vernacular.
This project is a conversion of a multi-unit apartment building into a single-family house. The building was substantially demolished and rebuilt from the basement to the third floor. Free from the constraints of the former floor plan, the interior was re-imagined.
The scope of work included the selection of period interior finishes and furnishings including; wall papers, furniture, and fabrics and upholstery. Federal style furnishings were selected for the formal, first floor rooms, including the parlor and dining room.
When purchased, this dutch colonial was clad in green vinyl siding. The new owners felt that their home would benefit from a change of exterior materials and some refinement of the façade’s proportions.