Tucked away along a private lane on golf course, the Indian Hill House project entailed the adaptation of an existing home and development of an adjacent site to better serve the homeowners evolving family needs.
Working in conjunction with Interior Designer Andrea Goldman, the design team helped transition the interiors into a more modern spatial experience through finishes, expanding and reorienting spaces, and adding on only where necessary. Every room was touched. A new bay window in the primary bathroom overlooks a private garden, and a new floor-to-ceiling window wall in the kitchen and courtside hallway opens the kitchen to an adjacent patio.
Outside, windows, siding, and the roof was replaced in a way that feels original to the house. The new interventions, however, are intentionally contrasting. Black metal windows and copper accents distinguish what’s new and tie in with the minimalist design language used in two new accessory structures on the adjacent site: a guest house and activity pavilion.
Surrounding a new courtyard with a pool, the guest house and activity pavilion are high simple volumes. Black metal windows, copper gutters, cedar shingles, and ashlar stacked stone visually connect to the main house to create a cohesive living experience on site. Kebony wood siding clads the activity pavilion, chosen for its sustainable and naturally weathering properties.
The guest house is flooded in daylight, with a large skylight and white expressed ceiling structure spanning over the central living space, which includes a kitchenette, dining area, and seating around a fireplace. Glass walls flank both sides of the public space and reinforce a connection with the outdoors.
With improved spaces for intimate family time and new spaces for large group gatherings, the Indian Hill House has evolved while keeping its heart and soul intact.