On a corner lot in West University Place, this contemporary version of a Mediterranean vernacular reflects the surrounding neighborhood while emphasizing the owner's desire for well-crafted and high quality materials. The U-shaped plan extends the house along the two street frontages, with the owner's workshop terminating the massing at the rear of the lot. A distinctive curving loggia of arched brick openings defines the corner entry.
Warm earth tones were employed throughout the exterior and interior. The light beige brick veneer is interrupted with a continuous rust toned brick accent course and window surrounds. The exterior woodwork is mahogany and Douglas fir and gutters and downspouts are copper. As a skilled hobbyist woodworker, the owner's admiration for the Shaker tradition of furniture making influenced the richness of material and precise detailing of the interior. To showcase the owner's extensive art collection and Thos. Moser furniture pieces, the dramatic interior is decidedly American, a Shaker style jewel box of full-height maple paneling with continuous American cherry trim.
L. Barry Davidson Architects was the architect and interior designer on this house.