The client’s fascination with the colors and detail of period Victorian homes was the impetus for this more modern interpretation of a Second Empire Victorian. The client always loved the style of the house from the "Adams Family" television show.
Custom-designed, Pennville cabinets, combined with playful, Moroccan mosaic tile and exaggerated brackets and screens make this kitchen both modern and traditional. The mosaic tile was found on a trip to Morocco and imported back home.
Playful details abound - undulant baluster collars interject a sense of movement and rhythm to the stairs. Victorian, square section columns supporting the lantern transform to octagons with a wink to the Roman Doric Order. All of the trim, brackets, balusters and columns were custom designed and then fabricated by millwork craftsman. This completely custom guest cottage was built in only eight months time.
Theater Three of the Prospector Theater was designed to make patrons feel as though they were watching a movie from a rooftop under the stars. Comfortable lounge chairs provide the ultimate movie watching experience while also providing maximum flexibility for the space.This multi-functional theater has 55 fixed stadium seats and an open floor providing flexibility of seating types and layouts. It features movable walls that open into an alcove overlooking the courtyard. This theater space can host a variety of social events.
The fireplace mosaic is a focal point at the Prospector Theater Star Bar. It was designed around the theme of "infinite possibility" and incorporates dozens of Special Olympic medals that had been donated by athletes. The artists used the medals to represent stars - a literal nod to Hollywood, as well as a figurative reference to the theater's mission.
The Prospector Theater features a modern glass addition with wood and copper details. The front historic façade was recreated, transforming the building from traditional to contemporary, introducing expanses of glass and wood for a seamless transition with a warm, inviting feel.
Alternating courses of brick and stone at the foundation initiate a theme of layering and wrapping the building envelope that continues up through the terrace and chimney. This detail is carried further through variation in clapboard siding and culminates in the colors and patterns of the slate roof crowned by ridge-cresting. The field stone was all found on site.