The design of the Victory House took on a particular challenge – to create a contemporary home located on a prominent boulevard characterized by stately early-20th-century residences. By matching the adjacent setbacks and general scale, proportion, and materials of the main structure to its counterparts, the end result successfully complements its surroundings while identifying itself as a new addition to Victory Drive.
Although the house is characterized by the formal, symmetrical massing of a classic two-gable residence and carriage house, the playful, contemporary roofline of the mud room wing differentiate the residence from its historic neighbors to define it as the modern house that the owners sought to create. The clean lines of the stucco, oversized casement windows, and minimal trim give an overall streamlined appearance. The modern interior fits seamlessly with the exterior, with an open floor plan, floating stair, and limitless windows. A clear nod to mid-century trends, the sunken living room allows additional ceiling height and a better connection to the spacious, private backyard, and a bright palette throughout the home helps to make this an open, welcoming residence for its owners.