American Shingle Style Home
The owner hired DLA+ to design a custom, two-story single-family residence on one-acre lot in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. The finished 10,500 SF home included 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths and many details to meet the owner’s wish list.
- Cortes Builders
- Teaming Partners
- House and Building Engineering
- Pedicone Engineering Consultants
- Beck Consulting, LLC
- Klavon Design Associates
- Interior Design
- Completion Date
- May 2017
- Project Size
- 10,500 SF
Project Challenges and Outcomes
The owner asked the DLA+ design team to create a residence with a contemporary plan in authentic shingle style architecture on a one-acre lot which had an existing house. Storm water management design was an important aspect of the design due to issues with the site’s existing topography and continuous run off to the neighbor’s property.
After the existing house was demolished, the team solved the storm water management problems through the design of underground retention facilities and surface rain gardens. Craftmanship was a key to the construction process as the home has numerous intricately detailed areas including the foyer, kitchen, great room and the custom built 568 bottle capacity wine cellar. The home’s game and exercise rooms are in the finished walk-out basement. The resulting home features dynamic interior and exterior spaces based on contemporary interpretations of the shingle style architectural vernacular.