Studio MDA

Governer's Road

Governor's Road

Residence, Bronxville, 2007

New York | 2007

The house in Bronxville, New York was originally designed in the Usonian style by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. It had been purchased by the client to accommodate their expanding family but was in need of a thorough renovation. In addition, there was a desire for an annexed building to be fully incorporated into the main portion of the house. In order to connect these two buildings, a glass breezeway was created which functions as the main entrance. This new entrance hall acts as an anchor for circulation throughout the house. It connects the primary living spaces; living room, kitchen, stairs to 2nd floor bedrooms, and a bedroom on the first floor.

Beyond the simply modernization of this home, with a few necessary structural improvements, the energy efficiency of the house was increased by replacing windows and insulation, and adding a new radiant flooring system. New finishes were added throughout the house and many rooms had ceilings raised. The house now has a total of five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a gym, a studio, a family room, an expanded living room and a redesigned kitchen and dining room.