Builder’s Choice Design Award, Special Focus, from Builder Magazine
Merit Award, Custom Home Design Awards, from Builder Magazine
Conceived as an “urban villa”, the building nearly fills the broadest portion of its triangular lot, allowing the apex, enclosed by stuccoed masonry walls, to be a delightful courtyard. The axis of the apex is a form giver to an elegant plan, which embraces open-air rotunda and terrace. Central to the plan, and echoing the rotunda, is a semi-circular stair which originates as a sinuous curve at the lower level. The interior offers an eclectic but sensitive use of unusual materials, finishes, and details including French limestone slab flooring, tinted plaster and antique woods. Backed by eight-inch concrete masonry bearing walls, two-inch smooth limestone panels lend grand proportions while traditionally profiled trim provides delicate articulation of the simply organized windows and doors. Topped by a grand sculpted cornice projecting nearly two feet, the exterior facades elegantly convey “urban villa” in the truest sense.