Residential ArchitectureHousesReddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture

Architects: Sparano + Mooney Architecture
Project: Reddish Residence
Location: Park City, Utah, United States
Area: 4300 ft2
Photographer: Scot Zimmerman

Inspired by the petrified wood on site, a material that over time has transformed from wood into stone, the Reddish residence also retains the memory of the past. The alchemical process is analogous to the transformation of this historic farmhouse into a contemporary residence for today. The original is evident in what emerges as new, and the wood structure becomes stone occupying the historic footprint of the former structure. The thick, textural stone walls grow from the site, the earth, and the past. This is contrasted with wood reclaimed from the house that is treated with the shou-sugi-ban process and reapplied, blackened and protected. The architectural form is a pure iconic domestic form.

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 1

This architecture takes a contemporary approach to form. The Reddish residence responds to the site by acting as a moderator between interior spaces and the landscape. Arcades, overhangs, courtyards and site walls articulate that relationship. An arcade marked by a gesture to the street bisects an entry courtyard. This path forms a strong entry sequence that welcomes and guides the visitor through a choreographed threshold and provides a series of expanding glimpses of the site. The design offers both ideal southern orientation and full access to the mountain and meadow views. Materials include metal and wood, referencing the silo structure and the farmhouse vernacular.

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 2

What is the material palette?
Petrified wood on the site inspired us to think about how materials can change over time. The exterior combines stone, charred cedar and Corten steel that expresses time as it rusts.

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 3

How is the project unique?
The owner’s previous 105 year old farmhouse, located on the site that included a small forest of spruce and cottonwood trees close to 80 years old, was beyond repair and had to be demolished. They couple was heartbroken, but decided to rebuild. Sparano + Mooney Architecture worked to design a home that fit into the site without disrupting the trees, as well as matched the feel of the old farmhouse. The home’s original materials were kept and recycled wherever possible. The home features a barn form and connects with an existing silo on the site, which is now a home office.

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 4

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 5

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 6

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 7

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 8

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 9

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 10

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 11

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 12

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 13

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 14

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 15

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 16

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 17

Reddish Residence / Sparano + Mooney Architecture 18

Weinan Vanke Town Sales Center by ONE-CU Interior Design Lab

It's the sales center and club of the residential development Weinan Vanke Town, which is the 52nd Vanke Town community in China and will lead the lifestyle of local people.

Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

A private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete that glows like a jewelbox on the lake. The owners envisioned a family oasis that could be restful and serene yet open and welcoming, and capable of entertaining large gatherings.

Hidden Vallery Desert House / Wendell Burnette Architects

This small humble house sited on a south-facing desert slope extends a prominent flow of pinkish-red schist-shale into a simple elevated plinth that parallels the contours of the site, which run east-west.

Industrial Modern Apartment in Vilnius, Lithuania

This industrial modern apartment was designed in 2017 by Aida Šniraitė—owner of design studio Authentic Interior. This monochromatic 50m2 apartment in an emerging neighbourhood in Vilnius, Lithuania is created for a single woman with strong tastes for industrial and urban US design, but with a quite limited budget.

Off-Grid Cottage in the Polish Countryside / Grzegorz Layer Architect

Kashubia is an unusually picturesque region in the north of Poland, rich in pine forests, meadows full of flowers, and crystal-clear lakes. Near one such lake – Lake Gowidliński –lies this place of repose and close contact with nature. The idea behind this off-grid cottage was to create a simple, functional and economic building

Related Articles