residential architect design awards - custom

  • With a flush fireplace and built-in seat, the entry hall becomes an inglenook.

    Coffou Cottage, Michigan City, Ind.

    Privacy was the primary objective for this weekend retreat.

     
  • White oak millwork contains service and storage functions at all three floors.

    Claremont House, Chicago

    The elegance of schematic plans typically frays a bit on the way from trace paper to bricks-and-mortar reality, but architect Brad Lynch's house in Chicago seems to have made the trip unscathed.

     
  • Image

    L-Stack House, Fayetteville, Ark.

    Before purchasing this compact suburban lot, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, and his family observed it for a year and a half from a rental next door.

     
  • cyronak house, block island, r.i.

    The judges admired the simple lines and casual attitude of this summer and weekend residence on remote Block Island, R.I. At 1,040 square feet, it's the smallest built house that Newport, R.I., architect James Estes has ever designed.

     
  • slough cove residence, martha's vineyard, mass.

    Architect Mark Hutker divided this guesthouse on Martha's Vineyard into two sections, both based on traditional vernacular building forms. While the house is very much in keeping with local design traditions, Hutker and his team put their own spins on time-honored ideas.

     
  • push-pull house, chevy chase, md.

    In its second act, this suburban house mixes Modernist forms with those of its traditional postwar neighbors. Working with the existing foundation walls, architect David Jameson split the house in two from front to back.

     
  • georgian residence, washington, d.c.

    The jury admired the way this well-executed Georgian clung to its cul-de-sac curve and mitigated a steeply sloped site. They also commended the architects for deftly handling its hefty square footage.

     
  • misha/twaddell residence, san jose, calif.

    Because one of the clients for this California project uses a wheelchair, the architects designed it with accessibility in mind. But they were careful not to make it feel institutional, an achievement the judges admired.

     
  • mckeough house, block island, r.i.

    This Block Island retreat keeps the island's architectural tradition of spare buildings intended to withstand harsh conditions.

     
  • eleventh street residence, santa monica, calif.

    To meet their clients' slim budget for this Santa Monica, Calif., custom home, Koning Eizenberg Architecture decided to think of it as a "Crate and Barrel" house.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
Most Popular