Torched & Porched

Designed by Eric Odor

with Nate Ehrlich

The idea was to tear down a small, dated, inefficient home and replace it with a small, modern, efficient one. To that end we rebuilt on the existing 27′ x 44′ foundation to maintain the site footprint and to lessen the construction impact on the neighborhood by taking major excavation and foundation work out of the picture.

The resultant house is a 1 1/2 story compact home that finds the sweet spot between the one and two story houses in the evolving neighborhood. A simple palate of materials resonates inside and out. The exterior sports a black metal roof and shou sugi ban siding as a rich backdrop to the two natural cedar porches front and back. The interior is white with maple floors, doors, and cabinets, and accents of black lamps and bar stools.

Construction by Mersch Construction, LLC
Structural Engeneering by Align Structural
Photography by Troy Thies

2023 Home of the Month Award