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10 Knollwood Drive

Tommaso Briatico Architects was commissioned in the Fall of 2003 to design a renovation to a newly purchased one-story ranch house sitting on a prominent corner site in a mature Amherst subdivision.   The resulting schemes, one of which is pictured here, blends the existing nature of the single floor brick home  with the modern elements of today’s lofty openness   A detached three car garage replaces the existing double bay garage, and two additions in the backyard comfortably create a terrace that effectively speaks of a true outdoor room because it is as visibly open to the rest of the rooms inside the house, as those rooms are to each other.  The open plan is neatly defined by the stone planters that surround the house and bring definition to it’s massing and provides scale to the views of the yard and neighborhood.