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Douglass Gardens

This urban infill development offers a contemporary interpretation of its century-old row house neighbors, matching their scale and typology while simultaneously offering the light, views, and open spaces of a modern dwelling inside. The front facade juxtaposes glazing with wood cladding in a reference to the craftsmanship and warm natural materials of its past precedents. The building opens up where it faces a private backyard, expanding underground and stepping upward to a partial fifth floor invisible from the street. Floor-to-ceiling windows over most of the rear facade maximize the amount of light transmitted indoors.