Architect Max Levy Architect
Design Team Max Levy, FAIA; Matt Morris; Tom Manganiello
Contractor Hardy Construction
Structural Engineer Datum Engineers
Lighting Designer byrdwaters DESIGN
Interior Designer Emily Summers
Originally built in 1992, the Steven Holl-designed Stretto House is now in the hands of new owners. Requiring an expansion to accommodate the needs of their growing family, they approached Max Levy, FAIA, who was Holl’s local architect on the project. Levy’s team updated the program by adding three new bedrooms and three screen porches to the existing house. The addition is connected to the house by a long, slender gallery and cut into a slope to minimize its mass and defer to the original house. Instead of repeating the original roofscape of four concrete block bars, Levy introduced a series of cylindrical glass light monitors, each equipped with a “light sail” shading device. The addition retains the house’s original material palette of concrete block, aluminum plates, limestone paving, and lead-coated copper flashing.