Reconceptualizing the rowhouse, this renovation and expansion of a 1,100 s.f. wood frame house into a 3,100 s.f. two family dwelling, is piggy-backing a triplex owner’s unit behind a duplex rental. This unique configuration has been termed “Kangaroo House”, . The existing building was a two story 1899 wood frame house, that had been stripped of detail and left in disrepair. The 2000 s.f. expansion utilized the full width of the site and was built in concrete block and steel frame. The stair and skylight are the backbone of the owner’s unit, providing a connection between the rear yard, the sunken living room, the 3rd floor master bedroom suite and rooftop garden access.
The dual identity is not evident from the street or to the tenants as each unit offers its individual entrance and with it a sense of privacy and ownership.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo  of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, House Building Type, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 2 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Photo 3 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Hallway and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 4 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Staircase, Metal Railing, Wood Railing, Metal Tread, and Wood Tread. Photo 5 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Living Room, Concrete Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Coffee Tables, Sofa, and Recliner. Photo 6 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Flat RoofLine, Brick Siding Material, and Metal Siding Material. Photo 7 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, Metal Railing, Metal Tread, and Wood Railing. Photo 8 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, House Building Type, and Brick Siding Material. Photo 9 of Kangaroo House
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, Metal Tread, Wood Railing, and Metal Railing. Photo 10 of Kangaroo House
Photo 11 of Kangaroo House modern home
1st Floor Photo 12 of Kangaroo House modern home

1st Floor

2nd Floor  Photo 13 of Kangaroo House modern home

2nd Floor

3rd Floor  Photo 14 of Kangaroo House modern home

3rd Floor

Prior to Construction Photo 15 of Kangaroo House modern home

Prior to Construction

Builder
  • Greatwill Construction

Overview

Location
  • Bedrooms
  • 6
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Multi Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 3100