Stephenson House by Assembledge+
About Stephenson House
Blending Modernist Design with Traditional Neighborhood Aesthetics
Our clients sought a modernist dwelling in a predominantly traditional neighborhood, requesting an update to their existing house that would foster an indoor-outdoor experience. The house, featuring a traditional silhouette and neutral colors, engages in a dialogue with the surrounding colonial homes, while showcasing contemporary and modern design elements.
Elegant Composition of Materials and Space
The house’s three-story volume comprises charcoal-colored stained brick, mahogany siding, and glass. Inside, the open kitchen flows into a light-filled living space, which extends to a backyard complete with a fire pit and screened patio. On the upper level, the master bedroom and bathroom offer views of the southern deck, while two bedrooms occupy the east and west side yards. The basement houses a family room and gym, opening onto the backyard with a meandering pathway made of concrete pavers that connects the front and back of the house.
Maximizing Natural Light and Connection to the Outdoors
An open floor plan and extensive use of glass flood the house with natural light, allowing the interior space to expand its modest footprint into the landscape. Skylights above the staircase illuminate the entryway, reflecting light off the warm wooden floor. The exterior screened porch provides the owners with an opportunity to connect with the landscape while shielding them from the region’s elements.
Photography courtesy of Assembledge+