A turn of the century residence designed by Pond & Pond in the landmark Gold Coast district has been given new life through contrast. Tax incentives called for the restoration of the rather dark Arts and Crafts house, while program dictated the increase of the building’s envelope.
The strategy for the project was to insert an airy, light filled steel and glass addition between the heavy masonry of the house and a two-story reconstructed coach-house at the rear. This simple intervention creates a contrast between old and new, heightening the qualities and experience of each.
interiors – roberta perlman designs
construction – g.wood construction
photography – steve hall-hedrich blessing