Maple Street Residence, Brevard NC

posted February 21st, 2014

This charming, period house, built in 1905 suffers from what many homes of this era experience: an outdated kitchen and a series of unfortunate additions. Fortunately, much of the original character is intact.  The main level has a glorious 10′ ceiling height, with 8′ window heads, and wonderful double hung windows with diagonal muntins.  On the flip side, the upstairs has abysmal 7′ ceilings.
The homeowners asked Brickstack Architects to update (and expand) the main level master suite and kitchen, as well as provide their 3 young children with their own bedrooms (with adequate head heights!).  Their adventurous spirit requested that the new addition and renovations be very modern.  Brickstack Architects is all too eager to honor their wishes.  Modernism and period architecture, when executed well, can coexist harmoniously.  The design concept is a little Jeckyll and a little Hyde.  From the street, the house will look exactly the same (with an updated color scheme and landscaping), but the rear is really where the excitement happens.
See follow up posts for progress
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