The 45,000 square foot Gilded Age mansion was divided into six residential condominiums. NCA was retained to transform four of the units into a single residence. One living area features restored formal rooms, while the other features comfortable open spaces. The central portion of the house includes the main drawing room, loggia, dining room and […]
NCA designed a foyer that serves as a fitting invitation to the beauty within the elegant turn-of-the-century home. A coral, sage, ivory and crimson color palette imbues the residential space with Old World style. NCA’s design enhanced the foyer’s architectural integrity and created a seamless connection with adjoining living spaces. 200-120 210-260 200-310 […]
NCA’s design approach for the new residential project utilizes wood construction and steel elements. The plan combines sustainable architecture and Shingle Style touches in a pastoral setting. Working with the original footprint, connecting indoors and outdoors, incorporating Green elements and reflecting the clients’ affinity for modern art posed the greatest challenges. Sliding barn doors punctuate the facade […]
NCA designed the private residential project located at Carnegie Abbey to maximize sweeping bay views and follow the sun pattern so spaces are naturally lighted throughout the day. Acknowledging the resort’s architecture, the house imbues Shingle, Stick and Adirondack styles. The exterior is distinguished by a colonnade and covered porches. The open interior plan boasts intimate […]
Rockry Hall was designed by Seth Bradford in 1890. A fire ravaged the mansion soon after construction. During reconstruction, a neighboring Queen Anne was moved 100 feet and angled into Rockry Hall on the northeast corner. The end product was a mixture of two periods. NCA strengthened the Gothic Revival aspects of the residential project […]
NCA designed the 3,500 square feet loft. To define the spaces in the residential project, a diagonal line was drawn along the back third of the loft to divide general living areas. Private spaces were defined on the south side of the line. The remaining two-thirds of the space are an open plan. The demarcation […]
NCA designed the high-end 43 residential unit development. The aesthetic and quality construction recall Connecticut River Valley’s architectural heritage. The community creates the sense of individual homes in a neighborhood and updates functionality with accessible design. Each unit features an accessible entry, ground floor master bedroom and bathroom.
Noted 19th century architect Daniel Burnham left an indelible mark on the built environment when he proclaimed, “Make no little plans.” However, today’s worldwide urban housing shortage forces city planners and architects to think little, very little. 200 to 400 square-foot micro-lofts are the next big housing trend in the United Kingdom, Poland, China, and […]
The historic residence was designed by George Champlin Mason in 1885. NCA reconfigured the floor plan to accommodate a gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, and pantry. The fireplace was rebuilt as a raised cooking hearth that also functions as the focal point of the residential space. The coffered ceiling was designed to line-up with the existing […]
Richard Morris Hunt, the Dean of American Architecture, designed Le Chalet on Bellevue Avenue in Newport in 1870. Hunt chose the Stick Style for the 9,700 square-foot summer cottage after garnering significant attention for his Stick Style design of the Griswold House, now the NewportArt Museum. Hunt’s original plans for Le Chalet called for an […]
Noted architect George B. Post designed the residence on Bellevue Avenue in 1879. NCA restored the landmark by reconstructing the veranda and reconfiguring the east elevation to accommodate a family room and study. The team also recreated the original crimson, green and taupe palette hidden beneath layers of white paint. The residential project earned Newport […]
NCA designed a new home in a family compound situated in the heart of Newport’s Ocean Drive Historic District. The central part of the residential project is primarily wetlands, though a small parcel was suitable for a structure with a small footprint. The larger structure houses the kitchen and master bedroom, while the smaller structure is […]
Treetops is a Shingle Style house built in the 1900’s on a 37-acre site overlooking Aponnnagansett Harbor. NCA doubled the residential project’s size and retained a period look. Additional living spaces include four bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, breakfast room, sunroom, and study. A massing design solution balances the house off the main existing octagonal entry bay with […]
NCA designed Exclusive Resorts at Carnegie Abbey to have residential scale combined with services and amenities of a luxury resort. The enclave of Shingle Style homes feature open floor plans dual-hearth stone fireplaces, dining rooms, living rooms, media rooms, as well as four-bedroom and four-and-a-half-baths. And screened porches and private lap pools define the outdoor […]
NCA was retained to renovate the Belvedere Hotel built by John Brown Herreshoff in 1901. The historic landmark features 14 upscale residences that blend 19th century architectural elements with modern energy efficient systems. Panoramic views of Bristol’s quaint town and harbor work in tandem with open floor plans, high ceilings, fireplaces and high quality finishes […]
Out to Sea is a private residential project located at Carnegie Abbey. NCA designed the Shingle Style home to maximize views of Narragansett Bay and acknowledge the Adirondack-style of the neighboring golf resort. The exterior features verandas, covered porches, floating mahogany roof deck hidden between gables and roof peaks and a solid mahogany front entry […]
NCA transformed a 3,000 square-foot stucco residential structure into a 3,700 square foot Shingle Style home that included a new master suite, guest rooms with private bathrooms, look-out tower, kitchen, two-bay garage and second-floor laundry room. The design/build team also upgraded the home’s architectural integrity by installing multi-paned windows, French doors, balconies, moulding, millwork, custom […]
Noted architects Ballantyne and Olson designed Nearsea, a French provincial style villa in 1937. NCA renovated the home that is located in the environmentally and historically sensitive area of Newport’s Ocean Avenue district. The team also designed a sympathetic addition that features a swimming pool, 1,500 square-foot deck and pool house/ guest house.
Located in Newport’s historic Kay Street District, the residential project required a new formal entry, dining room and family room. NCA redefined the exterior with a classically inspired portico and stone patio. Interior improvements included a remodeled kitchen and study, a new dining room accentuated by a cove ceiling and a media center distinguished by a fieldstone […]
NCA created an adaptive reuse of the historic Shingle Style home into ten multi-family units. The design team also added a new wing, porches and gables to create a seamless connection between 19th century rehabilitation and new 21st century design. A sustainable geo-thermal system heats and cools the residential project.
Constructed in 1867, Ashton Mill was transformed into lofts with river and parkland views. Forest City retained NCA for the adaptive re-use multi-family project that features 193 one-and two-bedroom apartments. Other amenities include an outdoor pavilion, community room, fitness center, billiards room, catering kitchen and business center. The restoration project earned the Rhode Island Historical Preservation […]
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