Old Fourth Ward Residence
The main challenge of this project was designing a new modern home on the foundation of a traditional four-square home. To achieve the modern feel on a square footprint, we played with the volumes: thresholds pass through low spaces then open into tall spaces. The kitchen has a lower ceiling, making it feel more intimate, while the countertop continues into the living room that has a vast ceiling and large windows. The priorities of the client were to create a home that could be flexible and could feel quiet and intimate or accommodate a boisterous gathering of friends and family. We achieved this by placing the kitchen on the East rear corner of the house, this allowed the kitchen to be full of light and serenity in the morning but connects to the backyard and living room for parties.
Photo: Tarver Siebert The entry into the kitchen from the living room. The bar is in the foreground.
Photo: Tarver Siebert The symmetry of the kitchen. On the left is the opening to the porch, and on the right is the entry into the living room.
Photo: Tarver Siebert Entryway and the pass-through window into the kitchen and dining room.
Photo: Tarver Siebert White farmhouse sink with brass accents.
Photo: MT Studio The kitchen before.