Enjoy an informative talk presented by internationally recognized, award winning Architect Guy W. Peterson, FAIA on accurately restoring a historic structure and incorporating a new companion house that compliments the architecturally significant home on the property.
Because of the small size (935SF) of the historic Revere Quality House (RQH), 1948, designed by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell in 1948, the RQH restoration only becomes financially feasible if a larger home is constructed in conjunction with the Revere Quality House to justify the cost of the land. Mindful of new codes and a limited available footprint to construct a new home presented a significant challenge.
The companion house is detached from the RQH was created with a dynamic relationship between the structures. The design allows for sight lines from the existing RQH, a landscaped courtyard and terrace, and a swimming pool perpendicular to the courtyard of the RQH. As the new house emerges either east or west of the existing house, the walls become glass to take advantage of interior site views as well as views to the bayou and Gulf of Mexico beyond. The floor to ceiling heights were kept to a minimum to remain consistent with the language of the existing Rudolph + Twitchell house. The original colors on the RQH (Peacock Blue on the ceiling, Burnt Red on the lally columns and Buttercup Yellow in the kitchen) are each used once on site walls in the new composition.
12:30 PM - Check-in
1:00 PM - Talk Begins
2:00 PM - Tours of Historic Revere Quality House + Guy Peterson Companion House
Complimentary valet parking and refreshments will be available.