Private Owner, Hoover House

Phoenix, AZ | 2007

Located in the heart of the Ashland Historic District in downtown Phoenix, this residential renovation/addition addresses a common predicament within historic neighborhoods: an ideal location but a home size that does not meet modern family requirements. While wanting to remain in their home, the clients required a dramatic increase in living space. This addition creates a dialogue with the existing home, a 1920 Arts and Crafts bungalow, through experiences of thresholds, courtyards, and manipulation of light. By utilizing similar structural systems and proportions, but clearly different materials, the resulting zinc-clad structure possesses a "pre-patina" that provides aged appearance that contrasts with the older structure. A subdued materiality of zinc, cast-in-place concrete, and glass allows the addition to recede in scale despite the fact that it is more than double the size of the original structure. Hoover House was named AIA Arizona's 2008 Home of the Year.

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Architectural Record, September 2009
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Shepley Bulfinch Team

Chris Nieto
Alison Rainey
Joe Herzog



  • 2008 Home of the Year, AIA Arizona

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