Long Avenue I is a 4,700 square foot, 3 level single family residence built for a family of 4. It was built along with the speculative Long Avenue II on two identical lots in a neighborhood entirely populated by homes built in the 1950's. The design intent was to create a home that was different in style, but appropriate in scale and materials to its the post-war neighbors; to work within the suburban paradigm while expressing an urban sensibility. Small in scale and introverted, the front of the house sets up a procession from compressed entry space to expansive and light filled interior.
neighboring homes in close proximity, exterior side walls are expressed
monolithically in masonry, while the end walls facing the front and rear yards
of the property are clad in light cedar and glass. A south facing courtyard is placed to
provide focus, light and ventilation for center rooms. A 2 story curtain wall defines the courtyard
which is visually protected with a high garden wall. The home is extremely energy efficient due to thoughtful siting and material specifications.
Long Avenue I
Single Family residence
NCA Build Ltd
The Association of Licensed Architects, 2010 Design Awards, Silver Award
Linda Oyama Bryan