Built in the 1920s, the Camp Street Residence is a two-story 1,200 SF home in the heart of the New Orleans Uptown neighborhood. With a program that initially began with a simple deck renovation and evolved to include a second-floor addition for a new ensuite, the design takes advantage of the traditional street façade and form to create a modern connection to the rear outdoor space.
- Terri Dreyer
- Kristine Kobila
The new addition extends the historic gable form of the existing building above the rear yard and restructures this traditional form into a modern reductive design that elegantly balances both old and new design elements. The placement of the new master ensuite capitalizes on access to northern daylight.
Vaulted ceilings and full height windows create bright spaces conducive to the comfortable modern lifestyle desired by the owners. Two new integrated outdoor living spaces are created by the new design, a large comfortable patio on the first floor and more intimate balcony on the second floor. This balcony is enclosed and shaded with slat wall and roof. The design of this residence exemplifies modern living within a traditional context.