Residential Design

Wyatt Residence
Wyatt Residence

Wyatt Residence
Wyatt Residence

Front Elevation Sketch
Front Elevation Sketch

Wyatt Residence
Wyatt Residence

1/12
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania
 

A new private residence outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the English Palladian manner modeled after the Villa Rotonda in Vicenza of 1566

 

Back Façade
Back Façade

Entrance
Entrance

Back Façade
Back Façade

Back Façade
Back Façade

1/12
Lawrence,
New York
 

The project started with a graceful early 20th century house possessing lovely proportions and details. When it was discovered that much structural work was needed to rectify the damage cause by shifting and sinking, the client expanded the project scope significantly to include major demolition (40%), rebuilding of re-designed areas and new additions that would welcome more demanding and more frequent use by the large family.

View from Above
View from Above

Front Façade Sketch
Front Façade Sketch

Master Bathroom
Master Bathroom

View from Above
View from Above

1/9
Mont Clare,
Pennsylvania
 

An octagonal house modeled after Jefferson’s second home, Poplar Forest. The owners wanted the kitchen to be the large octagonal, 2-1/2 story room at the center.

Exterior View
Exterior View

Side Elevation
Side Elevation

Front Entrance
Front Entrance

Exterior View
Exterior View

1/10
Ann Arbor
Campus Realty
 

New apartments in the Georgian Style for graduate students in collaboration with J. Bradley Moore of Ann Arbor; Campus realty, client.

Front Façade
Front Façade

Exterior Detail
Exterior Detail

Rear Elevation
Rear Elevation

Front Façade
Front Façade

1/12
Alpine,
New Jersey 
 

The H.C. Frick II Residence, a new home in the English Palladian Manner

Residence Front Façade
Residence Front Façade

Residence Front Façade Winter
Residence Front Façade Winter

Residence Entrance
Residence Entrance

Residence Front Façade
Residence Front Façade

1/3
Wynnewood,
Pennsylvania
 

Renovations to a Main Line residence including new façade in the Palladian Manner. Also landscape design in collaboration with Gale Nurseries. 

 

Schwartz
Schwartz

Schwartz
Schwartz

1/1
Penn Valley,
Pennsylvania
 

A dominant central adidtion to the Ira and Cynthia Schwartz residence in suburban Philadelphia.  This project also involved extensive internal renovations. 

 

Pollock Exterior
Pollock Exterior

Pollock Schematic Sketch
Pollock Schematic Sketch

Pollock Exterior
Pollock Exterior

1/2
Gladwyne,
Pennsylvania
 

Additions and revisions to a French classical house and gardens.

 

Living Room
Living Room

While glorying in the historic details and proportions of the old house, we were completely comfortable installing modernist furnishings and avant garde décor in conjunction with antique objects, mirrors, tapestries, etc.

Living Room & Hall
Living Room & Hall

Tan and white “supergraphic” shapes define the walls of the formal living room and harmonize nicely with the Bertoia chairs and the grand piano. Similar shapes are employed on the low walls of the new roof deck to provide privacy, safety and also to suggest (abstractly) hedges and greenery.

Dining Room
Dining Room

Using a parsons-type table of my own design lacquered bright blue with a matching buffet table of bright green we created a comfortable ensemble in the formal dining room complete with elaborate moldings, ceiling medallions and chandelier. The walls are covered with natural burlap that provides a comfortable unifying ground for the three large tapestries that dominate the room in a friendly way.

Living Room
Living Room

While glorying in the historic details and proportions of the old house, we were completely comfortable installing modernist furnishings and avant garde décor in conjunction with antique objects, mirrors, tapestries, etc.

1/4
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania
The Architect's Residence
 

On a lovely little residential street one block long, lined with cherry trees we found this modestly priced rowhouse from the mid-nineteenth century. We quickly purchased it and set about to restore the beautiful cornices and ornamental plaster work, most of which remained intact. We rebuilt the kitchen entirely using salvaged cabinetry from a mansion demolished nearby and added a breakfast-room extension with French doors onto a small pretty garden in the rear. We also constructed a paneled library on the second floor rear, again with French doors onto a tiny balcony overlooking the garden, and again with largely salvaged woodwork.

 

 

Elevation
Elevation

Elevation
Elevation

1/1
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania
 

Victorian townhouse renovations, additions and interior design

ALVIN HOLM A.I.A.