West Taylor Residence
2018 Honor Award
This contemporary renovation of a historic home in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District creates a dialogue of contrasts between old and new. While its historic street facade is carefully preserved and restored, crossing the threshold into the interior reveals a dramatic architectural intervention in the form of an interior atrium with operable glass walls that allow one wall of nearly every room in the home to open completely to the exterior. The renovation brings together three major periods of design and alterations into a unified composition that pushes the boundaries of preservation and contemporary design.