.01 WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN CARTER’S HOUSE RENOVATION KITCHEN

.02 WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN CARTER’S HOUSE RENOVATION KITCHEN

.03 WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN CARTER’S HOUSE RENOVATION BATHROOM

.04 WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN CARTER’S HOUSE RENOVATION COACH HOUSE

.05 WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN CARTER’S HOUSE RENOVATION EXTERIOR

.06 WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN CARTER’S HOUSE RENOVATION EXTERIOR

WALTER B GRIFFIN
CARTER HOUSE

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WALTER BURLEY GRIFFIN CARTER’S HOUSE RENOVATION

We designed two projects on the site of Walter Burley Griffin’s 1909 Carter house: a coach house above the 1930’s 4-car garage, and an interior remodel of kitchen and master bath.

For the coach house, we introduced new dormers to create interior space in the previously unused attic; also a new site wall, symmetrical to the main house, which established a dialogue between the two buildings. The project won an Evanston Preservation and Design Award.

The kitchen was an opportunity to remove the 1980’s work and re-establish the architectural language of the house, though with a more spacious kitchen than in the original house. Quarter sawn oak and concrete countertops establish a material connection to the original house, while the light coves establish spatial continuity. The bath was an opportunity to provide a clean, modern space, using Lyptus cabinetry, black Canadian marble, and stone wall mosaic.

 

Team: Sturm Builders, Dig In Designs Landscaping
Photography: Hausman Photography