This structure is a duplex designed for mother and son. It is masked as a single-family house in order to fit into the Historic Trust neighborhood in which it is situated. This project was the first duplex approved in the neighborhood in 11 successive attempts, partially due to its demeanor and its ability, with the removal of a single panel, to be converted to a single-family residence.
The general form of the structure is reminiscent of the Craftsman-era structures found in the area. The detailing of the house seeks to extend the craftsman ethos albeit in materials appropriate to architecture production in the early 21st century.
The primary residence is located at the middle level of the structure. The loft residence is located at the upper level, on the northern end of the house. A guest bedroom suite serving both residences is adjacent to the loft on the upper level. The lowest level located on the northern end of the house includes a two-car garage, storage and mechanical spaces, as well as an entry hall and common stair.