Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Built on the corner of Magnolia and Tonnelle avenue, this boarding-room-styled house focuses on simplicity and cost-efficiency.
Instead of placing emphasis on the entrance facades, the house is constructed with its longitudinal facade in mind. Designed around an elevated level, the building is renovated with architectural phasing in mind. As such, priority was placed on proper plumbing, heating, and mechanical systems to allow flexible functionality. The building is capable of being renovated into a dining restaurant, a family home, or stay functional as a boarding house. Wooden flooring, gypsum board, and simple painted walls emphasize simplicity. In addition, the original architecture is incorporated as a homely addition to the design, such as the wooden columns on the porch.