Inspired by the clean lines and modern massings of the Haralamb Georgescu designed main house, this new construction, guest house and office/studio is complete with a private bath and full kitchen.  The new accessory dwelling unit (ADU) building was designed by Krueger Architects and added to the property as part of the extensive renovation of the Kearsarge main house, which included the interior, exterior, and the grounds.  As a design-build firm, Krueger Architects is able to create the vision and execute with unapologetic certainty blending the new with the old of a historically significant property.

“Designing new construction to blend seamlessly with historic, mid-century modern requires respect for the past and vision for the future.”

-Kurt Krueger

Office, Guest Space, and Studio

The 600-square-foot standalone building, sits unassumingly atop the tumbled stone retaining wall and is cantilevered over the drive as you approach the Kearsarge residence. The goal was for the new structure to blend in seamlessly on the property and to compliment the original 1968 home.  The exterior of the ADU is the same white stucco as the main house.  A large window along the driveway side, nearly the length of the building, is wrapped in the same gray-blue color of the main house front door.  The buildings are connected by a walkway through a lush garden space with mature trees where a sculpture created by Christopher Georgescu, the original architect’s son, sits.  The sculpture practically and symbolically unifies the new and the old.  The guest house was built on the site of an early 1900s agricultural shed, which was dilapidated and needed to be replaced.

On the backside of the guest house is a wall of sliding glass doors that stack unobtrusively and opens the space directly to the outdoors.  A stone patio is just a step down from the house.  Relax in the evening and dine alfresco on the patio alongside the fire feature.  We used the same stone tile on the floor of the guest house as on the stairs to the patio to create a seamless transition. The same rich, dark wood-stained, mahogany cabinetry in the main house is used in the fully functioning kitchen and is carried through out into the bathroom and in the main living space where it is used to conceal a Murphy bed. 


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