Shelly House

Precise interventions and small extensions transform this 1960s house into expansive and warm spaces. The design interventions celebrate the relaxed mid-century modernist lifestyle — an architecture that was always more about living than looking.

While many 50-year old houses are demolished for the convenience of a “fresh start”, the retention of 80% of the existing building fabric was a sensitive use of resources to add another 50+ years to the life of this building. Adaptive re-use is the greatest path toward reducing the climate impact of construction, avoiding the embodied emissions in new building products and the environmental impact of demolition and waste disposal.