Located in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood, the site is positioned between an existing single-family home to the South and a multi-family apartment building to the North. Creating a transition between the two, the redeveloped property is planned for a series of five townhouses.
The existing housing stock was studied in order to identify characteristics unique to the area. The prominent shotgun style and the layering of one home behind another on a single lot were used as precedents in the positioning and massing of the new construction. Balancing density with outdoor open space was also a key design factor. A series of roof terraces step up as they go back along the length of the property maintaining sightlines out to the street and over adjacent structures. A series of raised and projected dormer volumes create a unifying rhythm to the facades and provide privacy between the individual roof terraces.
LOCATION: CLEVELAND, OH
SIZE: 9,239 SF
STATUS: IN PROGRESS