Tilting Rock Residence

Architecture —

A retired couple asked Reddymade to transform their holiday retreat—a Japanese-style mid-century house nestled between the rugged rocks of the Atlantic Ocean shoreline in Rhode Island—into their daily home.

We remodeled the kitchen and dining room, added a two-car garage, a mudroom, and dual workspaces, as well as giving them more storage and a yoga room. We preserved the lush greenery on the site as well as its spectacular views while leaving room for multiple cars in the driveway.

The design places the new yoga room atop the garage and workspaces, in a torqued tower. This new building—higher than the horizontally oriented main house — creates a tension between the two structures.

Passing through the shaded area between them leads to the light-filled, all-glass mud room looking out over the ocean. We designed the roof of the new wing to be accessible for outdoor yoga. From what is now a third floor, you can enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views of the stunning shorefront.

The slightly torqued tower addition to the mid century house creates expansive views over the ocean from the new viewing deck and offers the family space for yoga and hobbies.

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