Benjamin / Pollak Residence
[ THE CHALLENGE ] Renovate and expand a hundred year old shingle style house to meet contemporary family needs.
[ THE RESPONSE] A compact three story addition stacks a lower level entry, a breakfast room/homework area, and a master bathroom, plugging into the side of the existing residence. Bands of windows are historically appropriate on the outside while creating a sense of openness on the inside. Custom cabinets, furniture, and a sliding library ladder are inventive responses to practical requirements.