Bodine Street Residence

(re)work provided architectural design services for renovations and additions to a dilapidated 2 story brick row house in Northern Liberties.  The initial plan was to tear down the structure and build a new house, but both client and architect soon saw value in keeping one of the last remaining 19th century row houses on the block.  (re)work proposed extending the building to the rear property line, adding a third floor, and building a new stair tower on the front portion of the side yard.  The expanded 1,600 square foot house will contain 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  While the existing brick structure will be restored, the new portions of the house will be clad with more modern materials, including fiber cement board, cedar siding, and a metal screen to support vegetation.