Woodside House

I like buildings that are functional, practical, and beautiful, with simple forms that are detailed sensibly and with care.

A two-phase project — a major renovation/addition with selective demolition to a 1930s Georgian Colonial-style house that had weathered a series of previous, disjointed additions — was followed several years later by the addition of a 1,450 SF guest house and two garages, an entry parking court, arbors, paths, and courtyards to create a clear arrival point and housing for guests. Structurally expressive roof forms and skylights characterize spaces in both phases; the octagonal double-height solarium that anchors the corner of the family room/kitchen in the phase-one addition provided inspiration for the ceiling of the phase-two garage. Designed while at EHDD Architecture, phase one was done in association with Joe Esherick; phase two was completed as a consultant through Cathy Schwabe Architecture.

Green Features  +/-

  • Sited and shaped to maximize daylight and natural ventilation.
  • High-performance glass used in doors and windows.
  • Radiant floor heating tied to high-efficiency furnace.
  • High-efficiency AC unit exceeds current mandated SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios) standards.
  • High R-value insulation in all building assemblies. Cellulose insulation, one of the lowest global-warming impacts of any insulation with good thermal and acoustical performance, used in walls, floors, and roof assemblies (100% from recycled newspapers).
  • Low-water-use fixtures throughout.
  • All lights are either fluorescent or on dimmers.
  • FSC-certified wood for framing, sheathing products, windows, doors, finish carpentry, and cabinets.
  • Radiant barrier integrated with roof sheathing — an energy-saving strategy to block 97% of radiant heat at the roof.
  • Life-time roofing — slate shingles (phase two only).

Project Team  +/-

  • Builder: Lencioni Construction
  • Interiors Design and Decorative Lighting: Sherry Williamson Design
  • Structural Engineering: GFDS Engineers (Kris Johnson)
  • Landscape Architecture: GLS Architecture (Gary Strang) (Phase 2)
  • Photography: David Wakely

Publications and News  +/-