Client: Chestnut Residence

This renovation of a 1950’s house in Leeds, Alabama strived to maintain as much of the original footprint and existing exterior brick as possible. To accomplish this, the original carport was transformed into a generous screened porch. The new porch connects to the living room via a large bi-fold glass partition, allowing the interior and the exterior to live as one. The interior palette was designed to bring warmth throughout the space with exposed cedar structure, rift sawn white oak floors, and unlacquered brass accents throughout the fixtures. Modest bedrooms on the upper level feel larger thanks to a new mono-slope roof offering high ceilings and generous views.

A drastic elevation change at the front of the house was addressed through an ample entry stair that rises through large weathering steel planters, connecting the upper yard and screened porch to a new butterfly-roof carport.


AIA Birmingham Design Awards, Honor Award 2022