Leathers Residence

2012 Outdoor Living Award - Cincinnati Design Awards

This project wrestles with the responsibility of designing a new house in an established neighborhood. The architecture of the house is unabashedly eclectic; eschewing any strict ‘style.’ Instead of referencing tired residential types or periods, the design embodies a spirit of construction and craftsmanship of a past age. The house is not made to look ‘old’, but is designed and built with a commitment that results in a historic aesthetic without being held slavishly hostage to fashion peculiarities. 

Additionally, the owners insisted that prized historic artifacts and modern conveniences work together cohesively. At no moment would the inclusion of antiques be relegated to mere decoration. Instead, each object had to be carefully considered for its scale, geometry and materiality, making them an integral part of the home.