Chadwick

Designing an urban house form on a site without alley access meant that we would have to explore a means to disguise the front load garage into a carriage house, separate from the main building mass.  This sent us on a journey looking mostly at carriage houses, each of which characteristically had short second story walls and dormers.  From there, the main building took a stronger stance to pull the attention away from the garage and to the entry stoop and patio off the study.  The overall building itself was initially too strong for the context and I had no choice but study the building forms of an English architect who was the master keeping large scale buildings small in their presentation.  Reviewing these ideas with our client we learned of their British heritage and suddenly, Chadwick was born.