Winterton Street Residence
The Winterton Street Residence in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood began as a small (1380 sf) house with cramped spaces, narrow doorways, and no functional entry. evolveEA designed a modest 450 sf addition and garage that enabled a series of indoor and outdoor rooms, each with a distinct character and connection to the site.
An existing sunroom was rebuilt as a family room and expanded entry. The new room quietly supports a master suite addition that celebrates the simple roofline of the original house. The light-filled spaces integrate corner-free windows, expansive glass, and french doors that capture the morning sun and peer into the treetops. The original brick structure is creatively revealed in each renovated space, anchoring the new to the old.
The two-car garage carves into the hillside, shaping a protected outdoor room. The garage is designed as a family pavilion, with generous natural light and french doors that connect indoor and outdoor activities. The roof is accessible from the upper yard for a future deck, celebrating and using every part of the small property.