Dillon Street Residence


A 750 square foot addition to an extensively reconfigured, 1,100 square foot 1960s residential box.

Strong planar elements reach out to the view and down to the ground to tie the house to its severely stepped lot. Perching the projecting dining room on a pylon that reaches to the lower yard was a response to the reality that the existing retaining wall could not support the addition. Decking and stairways that fan from the pylon choreograph a punctuated descent into the garden. As well as changing an existing open-plan kitchen, dining and living spaces into larger discreet areas, an interior stair leads to a study that begins a sequential retreat into the master bedroom suite.

PHOTOS: Derek Rath