Tokeneke Rethink

The approach for this Tokeneke Renovation was to enhance the virtues of a century-old waterfront home, update it with a coherent design vision, and improve indoor comfort and energy performance.  The exterior, which retains the original massing, was redesigned with new windows, vented shingles, and a metal roof. The active kitchen was moved to the heart of the home, merged with the family space, and linked with the outdoors with a wall of French doors. Throughout the interiors, materials and furnishings are both warm and textural while remaining edited and current.


Design Challenge

To enjoy the sparkling light and breezes off of the water, accomplished by specifying glass that diminishes glare and heat-gain and detailing the door and window openings with recessed motorized sun shades and retractable insect screens.