(One and One Half) House
A new structure in a storied historic district, the 1.5 House walks the line between its historic context and modern life and building technologies. The name is taken from the traditional ‘one and one half’ story homes often seen in the Mapleton Historic district, with the upper level tucked up under the eaves and dormers employed to create a second level. It’s rare to see a completely new home in this neighborhood, and the design seeks to hit the right notes to achieve harmony with the neighborhood while adding a few new ones as a signal for modern ears. Check out the wood trellis screen at the gable entry facade; viddy the cantilevered balcony on the private side of the property, sheltering an outdoor dining area. Wood screens and lattices add texture and translucency to forms selected for their historic propriety. Clean and minimalist detailing will further signal to future residents the date and time of conception and construction.