The original Crescent Drive House built in 1952 is patterned after the Eichler homes found throughout California. The house located in Boulder, Colorado, had undergone a series of poorly constructed additions and renovations. The new owners wanted to expand and renovate the existing house to accommodate a growing family, need for studio space and further engage the spectacular view to the west. Using the original architecture as a point of departure the new structure includes a studio, studio garage, library, bedroom, bath, utility spaces, and outdoor courtyards.
The original living and dining spaces have a strong indoor-outdoor relationship and express the primary structure in a minimal straightforward way. The new architecture builds upon this contextual relationship and weaves the new and existing volumes with contrasting materials. These materials include locally quarried buff sandstone, exposed concrete, wood, metal, stucco, cementious fiberboard, water, and flora, as well as a CMU fence, which celebrates the original north-south bookends of the house.