|completion:||Winter 2017 est.|
Kava Massih Architects was approached by the Gaubert family to design residential units on two empty lots in the established Oakmore Highlands neighborhood. The Gaubert family has a very long and deep rooted connection to this neighborhood. Our goals was to design a structure that would add value to the neighborhood on many levels. The Oakmore Highlands neighborhood consists of both single family homes and multi-family residential buildings of various ages with many predating the 40’s. One of these includes a four unit residential building built in 1939 and designed by Noel Gaubert, a well-known architect and member of the family.
Oakmore Properties consists of two separate three-unit structures, called Oakmore East and Oakmore West. Oakmore East, located mid-block between two existing multi-family residential buildings, is two-stories containing three two-bedroom units. The building will total a net area of 5,078 sq ft. Oakmore Homes West project sits on a roughly triangular corner parcel at the intersection of Oakmore and Clemens Roads. The building consists of three residential units: two, two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit. The project is a total net area of 4,857 sq ft (with an additional net 1,025 sq ft of garage space).
The facade includes wood siding and shingles that are inherently residential in nature and add a warmth and scale to the building making it a friendly neighbor.On both buildings, the white wash stucco recalls the nearby faux Beaux Arts buildings and Spanish style bungalows. The wood elements and detailing contribute to a contemporary design that is sympathetic to and compatible with the surrounding residential buildings.