The entry of this gorgeous 1906 victorian house is currently the most popular entry photo
on houzz. If you love this entry, wait until you see the rest of the house, designed by Feldman Architecture.
The owners wanted to maintain the building's traditional feel, but also to infuse some modern elements. They wanted a house that would be both more livable and reflective of their personalities. They also hoped for a light-filled house that would be as eco-friendly as possible.
Furthermore, the original house took up nearly the entire length of its lot and the owners wanted a garden that would be accessible from the main living spaces
Design and architectural details
The architect placed the living areas on the top floor
, where the light would be best and where, by removing a large portion of the rear top floor, a roof garden could be created.
Numerous large windows and new skylights were placed along the length of the house. Open-riser stairs, a light well and interior windows also allow light to filter down to the second floor hall.
Throughout the house, modern elements are combined with the traditional in an unexpected manner. For example, a steel and glass staircase
and garden wall, modern lighting, wallpaper, tile and cabinetry are set against traditional wainscoting and trim, and rustic wood floorboards.
Solar powered radiant heat system and a large photo
-voltaic roof provide for the house's electrical needs. Recycled materials were used for insulation, floors, cabinets and countertop.