Re: 1409 Wood Ave., The Clancy Residence
All of our (TDG Architecture) best projects start with great clients- The Clancy's helped guide and design this project
with us. This example of a Shingle style Victorian, constructed in 1899, has great street façade with a dominant
corner turret and an octagonal dormer rising from a side-gabled roof. The rear of the house, on the other hand, had
a much later addition that had become a bit dated on the exterior and did not address the contemporary way of living
or the character of the original house.
The Clancy's came to us with ideas to remodel the interior with a larger consolidated kitchen and outdoor deck on
the main level and a new main bedroom suite on the second floor. We knocked down walls and added exposed steel
to create a large kitchen using the original rear footprint of the house. An existing outdoor deck off of the new kitchen
was redesigned to be covered, have a fireplace, and radiant heat to extend its use throughout the year. Upstairs,
two bedrooms and a bath were combined to a new main bedroom suite and another bath enlarged for the other two
bedrooms. Using traditional shingle style elements as inspiration, we created a private deck with off of the new
second floor bedroom suite combining a fireplace into the chimney of the fireplace below and walls as the railings
finished on the exterior with a curved roof, referencing the side-gabled roof eaves of this house. Contemporary
materials were combined with traditional materials to make this addition be a part of this time and relate to the past.
Contrasting and blending the new and the old were the goals of the project both inside and out.
The contractor, John Hockman with Prospect Builders, sourced hard-to-find materials to closely match existing
materials and used current, beautifully crafted, construction techniques to realize the design intentions of the team.
Landscape architect Kristin Heggem was brought in to redesign the site and with her input a patio was added to the
exterior of the covered deck and a fireplace added to the exterior base of the main deck chimney and a side deck
added to create a outdoor space and transition from the covered deck down onto the patio.
A great team resulted in a beautifully built, awesome project.