The 9° House combines the renovation of an existing, historically significant modern residence with a new 3,000 sf addition. Where the addition begins the base geometry of the house skews 9° to the west to fill the vacant southwest corner of the lot and expand the rear garden for outdoor activity. Every detail of the addition conforms to the 9° shift. The skew produces a profound optical illusion. After spending time in the addition the natural tendency for the eye is to compensate and correct the disorienting effects of the skew. Upon returning to the original wing of the house the visitor then perceives the original portion of the house to be skewed 9° in the opposite direction.
Detail at front plug-on bay window and tri-pod column. (Benjamin Hill Photography)
Exterior view at dusk. (Benjamin Hill Photography)
Interior view of new stone hearth surround and custom architectural credenza cabinet at entry. (Benjamin Hill Photography)
View of sitting area with diffuse light from perforated exterior panel. New custom architectural painted steel stair (
Back exterior view of master bedroom with roof deck above (left) and kitchen with steel and glass stair "plug-on" above. Stained mahogany siding at base; Swiss Pearl panels installed above. (Benjamin Hill Photography)
Details of custom architectural steel stair #3 with stainless steel and glass plug-on window above - custom architectural kitchen millwork and banquet beyond . (Benjamin Hill Photography)
View of custom architectural kitchen cabinetry and built-in banquet seating with fixed stainless steel table top. (Benjamin Hill Photography)
Exterior view from master bedroom to main house. (Benjamin Hill Photography)
View of master bedroom and bath entry with diffuse light from perforated exterior panel. Custom architectural millwork platform bed at 9 degree shift. Perforated (Benjamin Hill Photography)
View of master bathroom (left) with diffuse light from perforated exterior panel. Exterior view of perforated rainscreen panel (right).
(Benjamin Hill Photography)
View from second level study to front "plug-on" bay window. (Benjamin Hill Photography)
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