This contemporary addition to an historic home in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood is an act of both preservation and innovation.
The design intent is to clearly differentiate new from old while preserving the neighborhood’s historic scale. The addition is informed by a memory of the existing gambrel house form. It is repeated and displaced from the original structure, then programmed and clad in the material language of the present. The compartmentalized rooms of the original structure contrast the openness of the master suite addition. The interior remodel was conceived as a meeting of the minimalist addition and its historic counterpart with the overlapping space becoming an expanded Bulthaup kitchen. New spaces establish a direct connection to the garden and the city beyond.
The addition of solar thermal and photovoltaic panels manage the home’s energy needs.