Wolfburg Residence | Jacksonville Florida | construction documentation

 This residence in Jacksonville, Florida is situated on a narrow but lengthy parcel oriented northeast-southwest on the St. Johns River.  The house is a modern interpretation of the classic split level, consisting of two primary volumes which sit perpendicular to one another at staggered elevations.  At their intersection an open stair and tall wood screen connect the vertical promenade. .  The first volume parallels the approach to the house and contains the garages, distillery, and home theater at grade with a guest bedroom and roof terrace above.  The second volume is situated to optimize views to the river beyond. A cozy library and monolithic gym bookend the airy living, dining and kitchen areas on the ground floor.  Resting on a series of steel beams above sits the master and junior suites and balconies. Clad in solid stained vertical cedar siding, this volume presents a solid face to the road behind and an open, transparent face to the river beyond.  At the top of the stair connecting these various levels, a carefully crafted treehouse is perched.  Celebrating the view of the river, it is a dream for both the homeowner and guests alike.