Jersey City, NJ
The existing house provided an unique challenge at only 12 feet wide and two stories. The project proposed a two story and rear addition to create a four-story, 1,200 SF, structure with dramatically tall proportions. At the front, the addition is setback and clad in a neutral grey fiber-cement board panel to highlight the existing facade with its distinctive cedar siding. At the rear, the tall proportions of the structure are highlighted with the vertical cedar slat rain screen which provides depth a variation to the facade and a location for stairs to the new roof deck. The interior of the first floor is open maximizing light with a vertical cedar screen continuing the material palette of the exterior.
Photos: Ben Bloom