Nov 30th 2015

Dirk Denison in NYT Magazine

Dana Arnett, CEO of VSA Partners, and his wife Stephanie  have lived in the home for 20 years and in 2013 asked Dirk Denison to design an addition to the 1983 house designed by Harry Weese. Arnett called the new structure "Mies meets Weese." The home was featured in the New York Times Magazine on Nov. 29.

From the NYT article:

"When the couple moved to the area 20 years ago, it was still 'very transitional.' Their neighbors included a coffee-roasting plant and metal-plating companies. The concrete-block house was an industrial structure, too, designed in 1983 by the modernist architect Harry Weese in collaboration with his daughter Marcia Weese and her husband, Dan Yarbrough, a sculptor, for use as an artist’s studio. The Arnetts slowly transformed the property into a warm family home, most recently with a new addition. Hawks, flicker woodpeckers, rabbits and other wildlife inhabit the property, a third of an acre. 'It’s a sort of urban oasis,' Arnett says."

"'We did not aspire to live in a stark, modernist house,' Arnett says. 'Art is the thread between the new space and the old.'"