The Cut Out House is a 2500 square foot, three bedroom complete remodel of a Victorian built over a century ago and previously untouched since the 1920s.
In order to create a modern home, the existing interior structure had to be completely reorganized. We reversed the original flow, turning the back of the site into the main living area. Each floor is placed between three slots so that the home connects vertically rather than horizontally. Traditional Victorian homes often are poorly lit and are disconnected from floor to floor but by suspending floors, there is brightness and fluidity throughout the Cut Out House. In this exceptionally narrow lot (65 feet x 25 feet), solar orientation and natural light diffusion were paramount for making sure the home felt warm and open. In order to maximize the small footprint of the house, the ground floor was excavated at the rear extension. The back façade, which is tilted at 9 degrees, is built of a custom field-glazed steel frame with insulated glass. The angle over two stories–a canted facade–maximizes space and square footage in the house. By reconceptualizing the entire space itself and reversing the program orientation of the home, a traditional house is reinvented.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, and Trees. Rear facade Photo  of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Rear facade

Modern home with Living Room, Limestone Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Sofa, and Chair. Living Room Photo 3 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Living Room

Modern home with Living Room, Ceiling Lighting, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, Limestone Floor, Bookcase, and Chair. Living room / Kitchen Photo 4 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Living room / Kitchen

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Limestone Floor, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Shelves. Dining room Photo 5 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Dining room

Modern home with Storage Room and Cabinet Storage Type. Central cabinet Photo 11 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Central cabinet

Modern home with Kids Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Neutral Gender, Bedroom Room Type, Toddler Age, and Bed. Kids bedroom Photo 12 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Kids bedroom

Modern home with Kids Room, Lamps, Toddler Age, Bed, Bedroom Room Type, Medium Hardwood Floor, Desk, and Neutral Gender. Kids bedroom Photo 13 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Kids bedroom

Modern home with Bath Room, Ceramic Tile Floor, Open Shower, Tile Counter, Ceramic Tile Wall, Two Piece Toilet, and Drop In Sink. Kids bathroom Photo 14 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Kids bathroom

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Night Stands, Chair, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Master bedroom Photo 15 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Master bedroom

Modern home with Bedroom, Medium Hardwood Floor, Bed, Night Stands, Ceiling Lighting, and Table Lighting. Master bedroom Photo 16 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Master bedroom

Modern home with Bath Room, Drop In Sink, Ceiling Lighting, Engineered Quartz Counter, and Ceramic Tile Floor. Master bathroom Photo 17 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Master bathroom

Modern home with Exterior, Metal Roof Material, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Rear facade at night Photo 19 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Rear facade at night

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Glass Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Rear facade at night Photo 20 of Cut Out HouseView Photos

Rear facade at night

Interior Design
Photographer
Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 2500