bradley edwards, architect
Author Bradley Edwards
Type Residential addition/renovation
Completion date 2001
Site footprint 1.75 acres
Building Size added 800 ft2 existing 1,300 ft2
Contractor Build-a-Home, inc.
Location Fayetteville, Ar.
This proposal called for an addition/renovation to a 1981 suburban residence that included a kitchen/lounge, a master dressing room and master bath renovation. The client frequently entertained so the new layout had to accommodate both the vitality of many users and the serenity of one user. The new space(s) form an entry court and the long kitchen/lounge wall faces South and is composed of many small apertures. The wall acts as a sort of gallery but instead of pictures, the apertures form frames of light. The client requested a formal dining room but also wished that the dining, kitchen, lounge space be linked as one spatially for the purposes of entertaining. The solution was to fashion two sliding doors that make the corner of the dining room directly adjacent to the kitchen/lounge thereby allowing the space to mutate freely from one kind of space to another. dwell 100 Houses We Love - dwell February 2002