||The Trobaugh Residence
This project began as a garage renovation and resulted in a
complete house renovation, effectively transforming a 1980’s gambrel style home
into it’s new ‘country gothic’ presence. While maintaining the existing
foundation and roof line, a second story was added above the garage and 8 feet
were added to the front of the house, allowing for a complete renovation of all
the interior rooms and the creation of a freely flowing series of living spaces
and kitchen ‘great room’. The original vertical board & batten was replaced by
traditional cedar clapboard; the added front porch and new second floor dormers
all contribute to this dramatic transformation.
||The 500 Courtyard
This project was a residential condominium development
which included the renovation of an old farmhouse and its surrounding acreage
into a courtyard complex of 20 units. The site planning concept allowed the
interior courtyard to have openings to the adjacent farmland, giving views
outside, but preserving the sense of shelter and enclosure within the courtyard.
The buildings added to the original farmhouse were detailed to appear as simple
additions to the more detailed main house.
Designed to echo the scale of a 19th century town center,
Amity Place is composed of townhouses, duplex housing, and a renovated Victorian
||Fort Hill Condominiums
The idea to design the ‘missing barn’ adjacent to a 1750’s
colonial house resulted in the design of a new structure which houses two
condominiums. The distinctive roof line with multiple dormers, wood shingles,
and ‘silo’ shaped bay all contribute to the character of a 19th century barn
addition to the site. Fort Hill Condominiums was a successful speculative
project sold out before construction was complete.
The Cernak-Hendricks Residence is located in Northampton,
MA. Ford Gillen was
hired to prepare construction documents based on a preliminary design previously
worked out by designer Wilbur Pearson. This project involved intensive client
meetings in collaboration with the contractor in order to keep the scope of the
project within budget. The living room is also an art gallery, connected to the
private rooms of the house by a glass enclosed foyer. Also included is a
prefabricated Morton building, attached for use as an art studio.
Historic restoration / renovation
works in progress