Mesyngier residence addition
Architects: CuetoKearney & Pablo Meninato (joint venture)
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Program: addition to a single family house
900 sq.ft.
Status: completed

Swarthmore is an amicable residential neighborhood located in the outskirts of Philadelphia. The family needed a substantial expansion to their home, mainly at the ground and the second floors. The solution was to add a new volume, two stories high, supported by steel columns at below level, therefore accommodating a new covered garage. At the ground level we proposed a generous light-flooded dining space, which takes advantage of the beautiful rear views. The second floor hosts a large bedroom that contains a bathroom and a walking closet, also with multiple windows looking at the borough’s park and soccer fields. The main concept for addition was to blend into the existing vocabulary of the house: materials, colors, trims, roof geometry were conceived to achieve this idea.