The Weeks House, Louisville, Tennessee

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Site Plan
The A-frame house, or known as the Weeks House originally was at 1,656 square feet with three tiny bedrooms and one bath downstairs and a loft bedroom upstairs, was built by Felder Weeks, AIA, as a vacation place, and not somewhere to retire and live year-round.Paul and Jeannine Weeks bought over the house from his father, Felder Weeks and rennovate it to be a retirement home. Rennovation was made by Brian Pittman, Assoc. AIA and the results are a 3,200-square-foot renovation and expansion, including a covered porch and a 544-square-foot guesthouse.
The house was essentially gutted down to the original structure and concrete slab foundation. The recently re-shingled cedar-shake roof was also preserved. The Douglas fir original structural elements were built on and expanded with polished concrete inside and out, local crab orchard stone, cork flooring over the original concrete, cedar siding, fir millwork, a spiral staircase to the loft, and ipe decks outside. (from architectural record website) The owner of ths house demand an uncrowded spaces and natural materials. They preserved most of the original furnitures used by his father. read more about this project : ARCHITECTURE RECORD