Greenwood Renovation / Pasadena, CA:
Exteriors / Interiors / Outdoor Rooms / Plans / Original
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Located in a leafy residential neighborhood of Pasadena not far from the Huntington Museum, the Greenwood house project started as a modest window replacement project and eventually evolved into an extensive whole house remodel.
The existing house was constructed in the 1920ís and added onto over time, ultimately producing an eclectic mixture of diverse architectural vocabularies and awkward forms and spaces.
Budgetary and zoning considerations limited the work to mostly within the existing building footprint. Within that framework, the goal in this project was to transform the existing home by:
Photographs by Lucy Gonzales
Awards: 2009 Pasadena AIA Merit Award + Jury Comments
I love the craft of this project. Each interior and exterior elevation has been skillfully and artfully touched resulting in an interlocking composition of space and material that has an elegant zen-like quality.
A skillful and rigorous assemblage of disparate parts into an elegant whole.
This remodel completely transforms the experience of what might have been a "tear down" while preserving much of the original spatial and structural elements of the building.† A great example of why not to start over.† Every space has a simple yet significant intervention, nothing appears overdone or wasteful.† Indoor/Outdoor relationships are powerful and offer different experiential opportunities.
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