The Historic Janus House

by FOKaL on July 18, 2014

The Historic Janus House

One face to the future, one face to the past: the Janus House is a symbol of transition and reconciliation.

The restored Victorian facade is congruous with the surrounding historic homes, but Kennerly Architecture & Planning took advantage of a more shielded backyard, utilizing vertical panels of white recyclable plastic to create a rhythmic shroud over the back of the house.

A bright orange accent wall
shows through the large rear window, part of the master suite. The children’s upstairs bedroom is extra innovative – spare attic space becomes a bright loft area, a cascade of transparent beads hanging down to canopy the bed.

Such a unique approach to neighborhood and historic architecture conservation! We love the “two faces” approach. What is your favorite part of the Janus House?

via: designmilk

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