The Owner began the design and construction of this home in the late 1980s.  However, the project was stopped due to the Owner's dissatisfaction with the level of design and the quality of construction. The house shell remained unoccupied during most of the 1990s. In 1999, CP&A and the Owner made connections. CP&A was given the responsibility to completely overhaul the project and find a way to salvage the home.
CP&A and the Owner embarked on a very deliberate process to completely rethink the Owner's program and design intent. After establishing the Owner's program, CP&A prepared a preliminary design for the house and made revisions until the Owner approved the design, materials and scope of construction. CP&A prepared a set of construction drawings, and the pre-qualified general contractor solicited construction bids. After review and with the Owner's approval, construction began in earnest.
The completed house provides over 12,000 square feet of living spaces on three levels. It occupies a prominent site located at the end of a cul-de-sac and is comprised of two wings - a main wing that formally addresses the public street and provides spaces on the first level for entertaining guests, and a second wing that retreats back away from the street, offering privacy to the more family-oriented spaces within.
While the exterior of the house appears relatively traditional, the Owner desired the integration of cutting-edge technologies. Internet access is provided for throughout the house. The heating and cooling system is connected to fifteen (15) geothermal wells drilled in the yard.
CP&A provided construction administration services to ensure the work met the intent of the construction drawings. Because of numerous Owner-directed changes during construction, CP&A closely tracked the changes, prepared supplemental drawings, and monitored the cost adjustments. The project was long and demanding, but the extraordinary results are a testament to CP&A's commitment and attention throughout the design and construction process.