Columbus, OH
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Rogers Krajnak Architects was commissioned to design a large scale addition and major renovation of an existing Dutch Colonial style residence in Columbus, Ohio. The home is located on a large, angular shaped wooded site in a neighborhood established in the 1920’s. The elliptical shaped patio establishes a new organization to the site; the elliptical shape extends into the architecture of the addition, and is reinforced by the perimeter landscaping.The angular configuration of the addition creates a central courtyard, in which a new lap pool is located as the central focus. The addition frames unique views to the courtyard pool and beyond to the adjacent wooded setting. The addition includes a bedroom suite, walk in closet, bathroom, three-car garage, and multi-purpose room that define the pool perimeter and a connector corridor which joins the addition to the existing house. The massing and scale of the new east wing addition, is softened by volumes that step downward across the site.

The contemporary, streamlined addition uses elements from the existing home to relate to the existing architecture, including a brick water table, horizontal lap siding, and cedar shingles that match the existing residence. Furthermore, the addition will be constructed in full compliance with the accessibility guidelines, including a variety of accessible rooms, ramps and fixtures.

Sustainable and energy efficient materials and systems are utilized throughout the project including; a photovoltaic solar power system on both the new and existing home, geothermal heating system, materials with recycled content, rapidly renewable materials, no voc paints and coatings, roof and wall insulation exceeding minimum requirements, storm water collection/reuse and many other features. A new triangular shaped work shop, utilizing lumber and siding from the demolished existing garage, occupies the angular corner of the site.