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ERA Architects


Hamilton House

photo of a large stone house taken from an angle, surrounded by trees
photo of a large stone house taken from an angle, surrounded by trees
photo of a large stone house taken from an angle, surrounded by trees
two photos showing the bay window feature of a house from the exterior side, and then a photo of a pool area
interior photo of a kitchen with two glass cabinets centered on either side of a window
two photos showing the interior of a kitchen with white cabinetry, black and white tiled flooring and marble countertops
photo showing a large marble kitchen island
photo showing a living room area with two black couches and a large black coffee table. behind it is a wall of windows and a glazed doorway
sketch of building overlayed over a photo, showing that the original sketch aligns with the built house

Hamilton House

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Working with the young and savvy family, ERA designed a functional addition and associated alterations to the Stockbroker Tudor house. Built in 1937, modifications to the registered historic home needed to blend seamlessly blend with the Tudor exterior and the clients’ clear and established vision for the interior.

Centered around a large kosher kitchen, the addition solves the clients’ complex brief in a compact envelope, establishing a natural flow to the ground floor that allowed the growing family to decouple daily use from entertaining.  At the partial second level of the addition, anticipating future bedroom conversion, an office was reconfigured to regularize the informal staircase and align with the existing second floor. The exterior forms stay subordinate to the original elements and respond to; a revised vehicular approach, side-yard landscaping and existing swimming pool.

Photography courtesy of Tom Vogel

Private client
Scott Weir/David Winterton/Douglas de Gannes

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