Concert House

Scope: Significant renovation of an existing home with partial reconstruction of and addition to the second floor and roof
The heart of this renovation project is an existing oversized great room which the owners, symphony musicians, envisioned as a performance space. 

The existing compartmentalized first-floor plan was reconfigured to create an open and modern plan. A series of carefully composed small additions, clad in black, contain a new entry and stair, a second floor master suite, and a pair of kids’ bedrooms. The new open floor plan, featuring the renovated great room, is now used for various musical performances.

At the second floor, a new rear-facing master suite addition cantilevers from the existing house to avoid the stress of new foundations near a significant oak tree. This strategy results in a treehouse-like perch; a retreat from the hectic life of musical performances and travel.