The existing house is described in Memphis - An Architectural Guide, as one of the finest Italo-Hispanic creations, broad of face, carefully massed, and elegantly detailed. We were commissioned to design an addition which blended with the historic home that included a three car garage, master bedroom with bath, and exercise room. This project received a Preservation Award of Excellence from the Memphis Landmarks Commission. The garage was designed as a "party garage" with fireplace and wrought iron light fixtures. The owner may back the cars out, open the multiple doors to the pool area and accomodate over 100 people for events. The master bathroom is hidden behind a secret "art" door.
An older project and one of the first of many houses we did in Harbor Town. The most prominent feature of this home is the grand two story screened porch near the lagoon. The house also features a mother-in-law wing above the garage in the rear.
The Hagerty residence is located in the Neo-Traditional urban community of Harbor Town on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis. The owners desired an open plan that created large living spaces while maintaining a warm, lived-in feeling. The two story design features a screened porch with a view of the Mississippi River.
The Caldwell residence is located in the riverside urban community of Harbor Town in downtown Memphis. With views to the Wolf River Harbor, the owners� program included an open living/dining room and kitchen, and a first floor master bedroom suite. The loft library overlooks the vaulted two story living/dining area. The home features a screened porch overlooking a private garden with fountain.
The building was a former cotton classing warehouse stretching from Front Street to Wagner. Adjacent to the property is the only remaining cobblestone alley downtown. The entire property was converted by Architecture, Incorporated into a private residence with associated live-in apartments. The home has a full Irish pub in the basement along with the theater, catering kitchen and complete backup generator power. During the storm "Hurricane Elvis" the rear of the building was destroyed during the course of renovation. It was completely rebuilt in steel to seismic requirements. The roof garden contains the only "green" (grass) roof in dowtown complete with a swimming pool overlooking the Mississippi River.
Architecture, Incorporated designed this pair of homes relatively early on in the development of Harbortown. The two houses sit at the intersection of Island Drive and Harbor Town Circle. While designed for two distinctly different clients the houses compliment each other and each takes unique advantage of its site.
This is a long, narrow building in downtown Memphis. The site is 24 feet wide and 145 feet long, requiring long corridors down the windowless side. The building does side an alley with the opportunity to draw in natural light. The owner wished to finish out the top (third) floor for themselves and the second floor for a single condominium unit. The ground floor was to be shelled out for future commercial and the basement converted to storage space. The first challenge was building code issues. Incorporating the required two, code complying stairways used up too much interior square footage. Architecture, Incorporated chose to obtain an easement from the city and install a monumental exterior stair hanging out over the alley.
On the third floor a creative hallway was carved out and meanders to allow for a bar area, bench seating, art gallery and new whimsical stairway (climbing almost 25 feet) to the roof deck area. A master bedroom and bath was added along with a study/library facing the rear alley, guest suite and large kitchen/dining/living room. A portion of the ceiling was removed at the front of the building exposing a tall attic space. This allowed us to incorporate an upstairs study and television space accessed by a spiral stair. This dramatic two story volume includes the old joist pockets and attic vents that were left in place. A modern kitchen finishes off the space and creates an interesting contrast to the historic fabric.
This home for a growing family was designed to fit their lifestyle. A portion of the garage was dedicated to their furniture design and construction. The house "L" shapes around an existing historic oak tree on the property that was saved.
This project consists of the complete reconfiguration and remodeling of an existing kitchen. Working within tight confines Architecture, Incorporated was able to completely custom design all millwork and pantry spaces to maximize the use of space.