I love me a modern remodel and the 322 Reinvented by Substance Architecture is quite handsome. I probably haven’t used the word handsome to describe a modern house before but the simplistic design and it’s dark exteriors really give off a masculine vibe. Nestled in a large lot, surrounded by large grouping of trees ad to the beauty of this home. Substance Architecture did an excellent job at taking this 1940’s home which had numerous additions already and transforming it into this killer masterpiece.
A series of simple tactics were employed to transform the home. The gable was expanded vertically and extruded to the north to increase the home’s volume within the existing foundation. The existing windows were replaced and their rhythm extended to order the home’s fenestration. The result is a simple, almost archetypal, “house shape”. This volume was then expanded with a series of porches providing a transitional space between inside and outside, as well as solar protection for new enlarged glass openings. These porches, in turn, frame exteriorr spaces around the home.