Most small towns, particularly in the Midwest, are defined by the quintessential bungalow. Popular from after the Civil War until the 1930s, this classic American typology is nowadays also characterized by its transformation over time, adding rooms and slowing enclosing lean-tos or other porch structures. These homes are often the building blocks of small towns - typically on narrow/long lots, these homes give an urban dimension to the smallest town.
611 is very much a part of this American heritage. Dual reclaimed this home first by defining its outdoor space, providing boundaries, edges, and living areas along the sloped site conditions, sequenced from the front of the house to the garage situated 6’ above on the alley. On the interior, no walls were moved and no windows were added. A 15+ color paint scheme was replaced by the purity of an all white palette that made use of the dappled and varied natural light in the original design, allowing the historic details of the house to speak more clearly - the addition of a monotrim-detail wraps every interior plaster edge, straightening and defining decades of wear whether at the base, a window, a door or around a built-in.
Mono-Tone Trim Flow/Organization Collage Sequence
Mono-Tone Trim Intersection/Details
Six11 Edge Detail/Layers