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Rosenberg-Zuckerman Residence

Rosenberg-Zuckerman Residence

Summary: The primary challenge was to design a house that respected and celebrated its beautiful and unusual site in the Sonoma hills, while remaining comfortable year round, using a minimum of...

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Granite Point Residence

Granite Point Residence

This project was driven by its proximity to panoramic ocean views and the desire of our clients to live an informal lifestyle in the house.  The floor plan was designed to place the decks, porches...

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Oceanfront LEED Silver Home

Oceanfront LEED Silver Home

For twenty years the owners had enjoyed summers in a non-descript, poorly constructed and porous house in a close-knit Rhode Island beachfront community. The time finally arrived to replace it with a...

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Berkshire Farmhouse

Berkshire Farmhouse

Single-family residential estate with a house and greenhouse barn. Our clients assembled 97 acres of farm land in the Berkshire hills on which to build a new home and to realize their retirement...

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Piedmont Residence

Piedmont Residence

The clients' desire to be deeply connected to the land in a clean, modern, and simple work of architecture was the inspiration for the design. Large window walls give the home a sense of openness and...

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Riverfront Farmhouse

Riverfront Farmhouse

Inspired by the natural simplicity of a traditional farmhouse our clients approached LDa with the challenge of building a highly sustainable home in a rustic, farmhouse style. Built along the Assabet...

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Minneapolis Mid Century

Minneapolis Mid Century

Our goal was to build a simple home that lives big, is energy efficient, and located within the city of Minneapolis. Most important, because we were tearing down an existing home, we wanted to...

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Fortress Brandal

Fortress Brandal

The site we chose to build on is at the base of Badger Mountain, a natural preserve. The north street-side boundary is raised 18 feet above the street with an engineered block wall. The east and west...

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Seaside Refresher

Seaside Refresher

The renovation of this waterfront home demonstrates the impact of careful alterations. Although the family had grown accustomed to the narrow entry, crowded courtyard, and low ceilinged family room...

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Park Hill House

Park Hill House

This 1906 American Foursquare house was most likely built from plans in a house pattern book of the period. The house is set high above the street, with stone retaining walls supporting planted...

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CLIFFORD Residence

CLIFFORD Residence

CLIFFORD - The homeowner's had owned a rental property on the long and narrow lot since the 1980's. As the city grew, the old East Austin neighborhood became a hot bed of re-development. A new rail...

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Brenton Hill House

Brenton Hill House

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Program: Design a home to be a full time residence for a retiring couple and also function as a summer and holiday house for their two sons and four young grandchildren; a three generation family...

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Westport River House

Westport River House

Built on a gentle slope on the Westport River, less than a mile from the coast in southeastern Massachusetts, is an unabashedly modern glass house designed for a well-known general contractor and his...

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The Bluff House

The Bluff House

Our biggest challenge was the small building site, atop a bluff with ravines on two sides and an existing "barn" like structure that had to be incorporated into the new house.  The existing...

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Sustainable Mountain Home

Sustainable Mountain Home

The Lake Tahoe area is a beautiful place to live and play, but it also presents severe challenges for local architects and builders – especially if the homeowner is striving for the best in energy...

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Ski Shores Lakehouse

Ski Shores Lakehouse

SKI SHORES LAKEHOUSE The spirit of traditional Texas dogtrot-style architecture is modernly refined in this modest weekend lake house. Two volumes flank a central porch that's naturally cooled by...

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Woods Hole Retreat

Woods Hole Retreat

The existing home which had been in the family for over 40 years was too small and the layout was not compatible with the needs of the aging owners. It had been added onto in haphazard fashion in its...

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Shoal Creek Residence

Shoal Creek Residence

The Shoal Creek house design derives its main forms, spaces and materiality from functional needs on the site, climatic responses in our region, and local traditions. This house seeks to demonstrate...

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Buck Mountain House, Orcas Island

Buck Mountain House, Orcas Island

When the Owner of this house dropped his daughter off at summer camp many years ago, he fell in love with Orcas. Born and raised in Hawaii, and a self proclaimed islomaniac (lover of islands) he and...

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Summer Cottage by VIF Studio

Summer Cottage by VIF Studio

A dilapidated cottage along the Boston harbor was razed and built anew using hand-cut fieldstone to create a new 2bed/2bath guesthouse that becomes a natural extension of the rocky shore. Faced with...

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Renovation of Gardner Dailey House, Hillsborough

Renovation of Gardner Dailey House, Hillsborough

Noted Bay Region Architect Gardner Dailey designed this house in the early 1960's. It sits on a large, wooded and flat site with multiple garden areas- all of which were originally conceived by John...

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Boston Estate

Boston Estate

VIF Studio transformed this New England waterfront manor into a minimalistic oasis. Originally constructed in the 19th century, the manor house had undergone several partial renovations over the...

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House in Castine

House in Castine

Originally built in 1849 by Architect Henry Austin, the original residence of Moses Perkins is characteristic of 19th century rural Maine architecture. The home consists of three components: the main...

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House on a Cove

House on a Cove

This 2,500 square foot house responds to the clients' desire for a contemporary, low maintenance home that is open and light-filled.   Fronting Smith Cove, a secluded deep water anchorage ideal for...

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Modern Cabin on the Blue River

Modern Cabin on the Blue River

Modern Cabin on the Blue River, four miles from Breckenridge, CO., at 10,000' elevation, is our second home.  We live in central TX, so we were long distance for much of the construction process...

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Contemporary Hacienda by Becker Studios

Contemporary Hacienda by Becker Studios

Santa Barbara-based Becker Studios renovated this 1960s ranch home down to the studs, turning it into a contemporary hacienda reminiscent of times past. In order to create an authentic Old World...

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Edge House

Edge House

Sited in southwestern Wisconsin, a gravel road leads up from the Mississippi River Valley to the first glimpse of this weekend retreat: a cluster of simple forms reminiscent of a small farmstead. The...

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