Center City Residence
This adaptive reuse project transformed a vacant community building into a single family residence. The existing building's street-fronting exterior walls were salvaged and reused, while new floor levels, more appropriate to its residential use, were inserted into the remaining shell. A new third story that corresponds to the height and scale of neighboring townhouses rises from within these original walls.
Conceived of as a retreat from the noise and activity of urban life, openings in street-fronting exterior walls are kept minimal. Living spaces are organized around an interior courtyard, maximizing access to daylight and garden views while preserving privacy. Two atriums capped with translucent panels bring diffuse light to the core of the building, while a palette of softly hued natural materials further heightens the sense of tranquility and calm.
Cherokee Construction, Builder
Ashli Mizell, Interior Furnishings
Rodney Robinson, Landscape Design