A family purchased two traditional adjacent houses with the mandate of creating a compound for three generations. The owners admired modern architecture, in particular the work of Mies van der Rohe but wanted to respect the traditional character of the neighborhood. Both houses were gut renovated with very large additions. While the street facing facades of the houses were restored, the rear of the houses opened to addressed one another and the outside. A central staircase featured cantilevered mitered stone steps and a three story waterfall of glass.
Photography by Jake Rajs