Columbus, OH
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The project involves the restoration of an existing Vernacular Victorian Style home with Queen Anne influences, a 2 ½ story addition, and a new detached garage in the Victorian Village neighborhood. The unique size and configuration of the corner lot, and the placement of the existing home, provide the space for expansions not normally possible in this historic neighborhood. Conceptually the addition and new garage relate to the original home, but will also clearly read as new elements. The garage exterior is detailed to relate to the existing enclosed front porch. The form and massing of the addition is visually softened by recessed wall planes and angled corners, while window fenestration relates to the original home. The gable and shed roof forms of the addition also relate to the original home. The interior of the addition will be streamlined and modern with exposed steel structural elements and minimalist detailing, contrasting with the historic brick wall that will be revealed between the addition and the existing home. The interior of the historic home will be restored, to provide a clear differentiation between what is old and what is new. The addition will provide the Owners with a new chef’s kitchen, family room, and covered porch on the first floor, and two bedrooms, and a shared bath on the second floor. The second floor will also contain a new steel stair, which will provide access from the second floor to the existing third floor studio space. Currently the only access to the third floor is via a spiral stair, which will be removed.