THE ROGER'S RESIDENCE // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The original 1950's cottage-style house was sited picturesquely on the nearly 5-acre wooded lot, but did not take advantage of its natural surroundings. An ambitious 18-month renovation transformed the small, secluded house into a modern treehouse nestled carefully into the site. The original structure remains, but was improved to maximize environmental stewardship and views to the outside. The interior is conditioned using high-efficiency systems and rain water collected from the roof is stored in underground cisterns for use in irrigation and a grey water system. The next phase of the renovation will feature solar hot water and photovoltaic systems on the roof.
The home strikes a modern form in the landscape, while its carefully chosen material palette of fieldstone, bluestone, rusted steel, and warm teak harmonizes with the natural character of the land.
time: 5:30-7:30, guest speakers at 6:15 with short Q&A following. Guests are welcome to self-tour the site before & after the speakers.
cost: Modern Richmond events are free, but suggested cash donations of $5/per person are appreciated.
location: 5005 Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA
special guests: Henry Tenser (architect), Eric Schensky (contractor), and Steven Koprowski (landscape architect)
contact: Andrea Levine
parking note: Parking is limited on Riverside Drive. We urge you to consider carpooling and please be respectful of other residents.
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