Ferrous House

Spring Prairie, WI United States

Johnsen Schmaling Architects


Project Description

2009 RADA

Renovation / Merit

"Pedestrian suburban house turns into a little jewel.” That's the way our judges summed up this raised ranch makeover, and we could not have written a better headline.

Architects Brian Johnsen, AIA, and Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, retained the building's existing foundation and utility core while raising the roof with a new system of wood-and-steel trusses and a full-length clerestory. Cor-Ten steel wraps the existing exterior walls, while red cedar defines modest but high-impact amendments to the building shell.


Project Details

Ferrous House
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Project Team:
    Brian Johnsen, Sebastian Schmaling, Principals In Charge / Project Architects.
  • General Contractor: Daniel Fahey 
  • Photography: Doug Edmunds 
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Project Size:
    1,350 sq ft
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Specified Products

Bathroom and Kitchen Fittings and Fixtures: Kohler Co.; Cooktop, Oven/Range: Dacor; Countertops: CaesarStone USA; Dishwasher: Bosch USA; Garage Doors: Clopay Building Products; Garbage Disposer: KitchenAid; Hardware: Häfele America Co.; HVAC Equipment: Lennox International; Insulation: Owens Corning; Kitchen Cabinets: KraftMaid Cabinetry; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Benjamin Moore & Co.; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero; Roofing: RHEINZINK America; Windows: Eagle Window & Door, Super Sky



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