IRVINGTON HOUSE ADDITION

USA, New York, Irvington

- 2010
A sequence of articulated volumes and an elevated entry bridge create a for a dramatic experience on an equally dramatic site.
The updated roof line transformed the house from a split level ranch to a contemporary classic.
A bridge off the new garage creates a formal procession along the wooded site to the front door.
The existing chimney was raised in a manner befitting the modern transformation of the rest of the house.
The main entrance is marked by the tall sloping roof of the stair tower.
The stair tower's integrated shelving help to contain some of the owner's large selection of books.
Variations in the guest suite windows allow for privacy at one end and a sitting area visually connected with the forest beyond.
A custom designed handrail connects the old stairs with the new.
The updated roof line transformed the house from a split level ranch to a contem
A bridge off the new garage creates a formal procession along the wooded site to
The existing chimney was raised in a mannr befitting the modern transformation o
The main entrance is marked by the tall sloping roof of the stair tower.
The stair tower's integrated shelving help to contain some of the owner's large
Variations in the guest suite windows allow for privacy at one end and a sitting
A custom designed handrail connects the old stairs with the new.

Design Team

Jordan Parnass, Sean Karns

Photography

Sean Karns

Replacing a crumbling driveway bridge was the genesis for a series of interventions to create additional living space in this unusual multi-level suburban home. Reworking the street entrance allowed space formerly used for the garage to be reclaimed and turned into a guest suite. A simplified roof line and updated window fenestration brings cohesiveness to a complex arrangement of living spaces which cascade down the side of the wooded site.