Pfeiffer Residence

The clients for this private residential renovation expressed a dramatic duality. He wanted a new house while she wanted to renovate an old townhouse. A bi-partied solution led to a varied experiential living situation. The west side townhouse features exposed steel beams while the east side is a suburban split level situated perpendicular to the townhouse. The resulting illusion is of a single house experienced simultaneously from front and side.

Additional Info

  • Location:Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date:completed 1973
  • Quote:

    Are you depressive or euphoric? The house, in its wisdom, seems to have taken advantage of your moments of euphoria to prepare itself to shelter you in your moments of depression.

    Calvino, Italo. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. 145