The Frungillo Residence

Although this was a renovation, the entire house is new except for portions of the foundation and the first floor construction. The original building was a one story brick faced ranch style house from the 1950's which had never been modified. The site is a beautiful wooded lot with a deep down-hill slope in the rear.

The new home is designed as an “Arts and Crafts” style home with understated exposed beams and plain flat wood trim treatments at the interior. The central portion at the entry is a two story atrium with a bridge connecting the two sides of the second floor. The master bedroom suite is on the left, and the two children’s bedrooms are on the right. The atrium is structured with exposed laminated roof trusses and columns, and the ceiling is fir. The large vertical glass and fins at the front entry are reflected at the rear of the building providing structural correspondence and transparency directly through the building. The bridge portion of the second floor is built using exposed joists and fir boards to form the ceiling. The interior doors are natural two panel fir. The entire composition balances wood craftsmanship with the modern creating an open, yet friendly and warm atmosphere.

Other features include separate his and hers master bathrooms, separate dedicated baths for the two children’s bedrooms, and a first floor guest suite. The basement is a walk-out, and is finished to entertain large gatherings while taking advantage of the stunning enclave feeling of the rear yard.