Tyler Residence

Leawood, KS United States


Project Description

2012 RADA

Renovation / Merit

The jury singled out this project for its restraint. David Dowell, AIA, left well enough alone, executing a simple interior renovation, but one “that marks itself on the outside of the building and transforms the exterior,” a judge said. For clients wanting a playroom, Dowell wrapped the inside of the oversized garage roof volume in 100-year-old sinker cypress, extruding the “tube”—a platonic house shape—as an exterior balcony.

On the front of the house, he also carved a boy’s bedroom out of attic space by nudging the recessed roofline forward and adding a dormer with a glass front and ceiling. “It’s tough to get contemporary renovations through Leawood,” Dowell says, “but we had a very easy time. They were thrilled that the Tylers weren’t maxing out the build line.”


Project Details

Tyler Residence
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Project Team:
    David Dowell, Principal In Charge
  • General Contractor: Ryan Gale 
  • Photography: Mike Sinclair 
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Project Size:
    5,576 sq ft
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Specified Products

Doors/Skylights/Roof Windows: Kawneer, www.kawneer.com; Flooring: PlanetReuse, www.planetreuse.com; Lighting Fixtures: Louis Poulsen, www.louispoulsen.com, Bartco, www.bartcolighting.com; Paints/Stains/Wall Finishes: Sherwin-Williams, www.sherwin-williams.com.



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