AIA Gold Medal Award Winner: entry Stair hall
Many are fooled into thinking this was "just a period restoration" project when really it was a complete re-model/re-envisioned home. This home renovation, began with re-thinking the entry hall.. The original was an enclosed staircase that arrested the flow and energy of the home. There were numerous dead ends within the home that impeded circulation.
Clawson Architects re-envisioned the main entry foyer. By relocating the stairs to the side, the space is opened up. Real windows now flood the space with natural light on both the first and second floors. Views were created within the home and out into the landscape. Authentic period details like the custom balustrade enhance the experience of the stair hall on both levels and were continued throughout the home.