Project: Charmian Tree House ...read more

Principle Designer: Peter Culley

Team:

Peter Culley, Andrew Montgomery, Andrea Quilici, Stacey Farinholt, Amrit Singh, Eleni Savvidou

Client: Confidential

Area: 4500 sq ft

Status: Completed 2013

Publications:

Richmond Times Dispatch Property

Summary:

Extension and remodel of a mid C20th Bud Hyland house in a heavily wooded setting in Richmond, VA.

The approach included relocating the main entrance to extend the entry experience, making large new openings, creating a new master suite pavilion and a new build garage, living and pool annex linked by a glass sided bridge.

The garden plan includes an intimate shaded courtyard as well as a woodland and rhododendron dell that creates privacy at the arrival level, pushing views up into the tree tops as the house and site is ascended.

Thermal performance has been dramatically increased by insulating over the exterior face of the original single skin brickwork, and minimizing thermal bridges throughout.

  • 1/ original single-skin brick 1956 home

  • 1/ completed project as featured in Richmond Times Dispatch property pages

  • 1/ completed project as featured in Richmond Times Dispatch property pages

  • 1/ rendered concept view_ forest side

  • 1/ original building

  • 1/ new super-insulated over cladding

  • 1/ shaped fins

  • 1/ shaped fins 2

  • 1/ intersecting planes

  • 1/ final skin

  • 1/ conceptual view from lounge

  • 1/ landscape plan

  • 1/ form study model

  • 1/ form study model

  • 1/ aerial model

  • 1/ typical wall sections