Light Filled French Estate at Dusk

French Estate

Our challenge was creating a design that fit on the existing footprint; utilizing exterior and interior structural walls. We were required by the city to keep the foundation and the exterior walls, so our design team approached the project like a puzzle, fitting pieces into place within very constricted parameters. One challenge was giving the project depth. We addressed this by using vertical elements with deep penetrations and diagonal accents to contrast the “flatness”. Walls of glass and natural materials were employed to both provide for a timeless aesthetic and a contextual architecture. We are passionate about design that ages well.

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Light Filled French Estate Front Exterior with Two Story Windows
White French Estate Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry and Hidden Pantry

Architects

Chris Reebals, Mack Braden

Photographer

Chris Luker

French Estate Neighborhood Entrance
White French Estate Kitchen with Island and Wall to Wall Windows

The stone veneer, copper flashing, and cedar roof will get better with age. Using a light color template on both the interior and exterior offers a nice juxtaposition of a light and modern feel with a design that hearkens to historical design detailing. The renovation of this home provides a dramatic example of what can be done by turning a 1950s one-story ranch into a robust, contemporary residence that interacts with a more traditional architectural context.

French Estate Approach and Front Door with Bevolo Lantern
French Estate Renovation

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