Belfast Residence

Scope: New custom home
2015 Merit Award- CRAN Awards
2014 Merit Award  – CRAN Awards (Exterior Space)
2013 Honor Award – Cincinnati Design Awards + Cincinnati Magazine (Exterior Space)
2013 Merit Award – AIA Cincinnati Design Awards
The Belfast Residence is a new, modern house situated on a 150-acre farm.  This abundance of land affords a single level plan generated by a series of overlapping programmatic bars; but it also created a place-less and scale-less condition.

The challenge was to create a house that felt rooted and intimate both inside and outside. The development of the exterior spaces was critical in the creation of a transitive scale between the relatively small rooms of the house and the expansive site. The master bedroom and bathroom share views of an intimate zen garden space. A reading garden nested in the center of the plan brings light and air to spaces that would otherwise be buried.

Fully retractable doors at the kitchen are sheltered by a cantilevered roof that extends out over the pool. As a result, the kitchen reaches toward the fire pit and allows for further connection between the exterior and interior spaces.