• ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC

  • ALDRIDGE HOUSE

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    ALDRIDGE HOUSE: ADDITION + RENOVATION

    The clients, a daughter and son-in-law had, recently returned to the South from Chicago to provide live in care for Betty’s mother. The exiting 1500 sf house where Betty’s mother lived was built to the setback on three sides and within 7 feet of the setback at the rear.  The challenge of the project was to define living space and unique identities for a multigenerational family within a singular gabled volume with a limited footprint and budget.  The existing neighborhood near the Carolina Country Club was known to be very conservative and is marked by a number of recently built +5000sf neo-traditional tear-downs.

    Based on the setback limitations at grade, the only way to add a new master suite was to go up. The new addition was treated as a singular element analogous to many of the over-scaled dormers and turrets that are characteristic of the large neo-traditional neighbors.  This new volume, treated as an insertion and barely visible from the street, defines a private master suite and office on the second floor and a new home office for Betty on the ground level. This deliberate contrast preserves the singular, iconic gabled form of Betty’s original house, while creating a new identity and privacy for John and Betty.  With little room for a separate office, the work spaces for John and Betty are defined by built-in desks integrated into within the depth of the new two story mahogany window element that opens to the back yard.

    The existing plan which was originally defined by a series of small 10x12 rooms was opened up to create a new, more modern plan with a greater connection to the adjacent spaces and the site to the back. The open plan, with a new ‘operable wall’ that opens to the terrace, expands the living areas of the house to make it feel much larger than it actually is.  In addition, the careful but simple design strategy used off the shelf prefabricated built ins and drywall which allowed for a full renovation and significant addition at less than $90/SF

    *Through Previous Association: Bob was a Principal: Architect/Designer at Hobgood Architects (Architect of Record) for over 8 years.

    Raleigh, NC