Architectural Style
Craftsman (circa 1909)

Project Scope
Addition + accessory dwelling unit remodel

Architect
Res Loci Architects

Interior Design
Res Loci Architects

Contractor
Prestige

Denny Blaine residence: new life for a carriage house

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a historic carriage house to thoughtfully convert into an accessory dwelling unit, but this family did—and they did a beautiful job.

The decision to connect the original carriage structure to the main residence with a foyer, bath and utility space was key to usability. Overall, the design aesthetic is eclectic: acid-stained and waxed concrete floor, zinc countertops, and an antique cabinet turned into a kitchen island. The dark stained beamed ceiling was restored and new sliding French doors open to the bluestone terrace.

Of special construction note: This historic carriage house had no insulation but plenty of charm. To satisfy energy efficiency codes yet retain the original tongue and groove paneling on the ceiling and walls, the team devised an overall plan that resulted in an architectural win-win.