Castro Residence by Jones Haydu

by Maria Konou

The small Victorian house is designed specifically to have larger gathering areas and open spaces while maintaining some privacy.

From Jones Haydu:

With a small Victorian on a steep site, the owners wished to open and enlarge the main gathering spaces, create usable exterior spaces, and provide a strong connection to the outdoors. The intimate addition allows for a new courtyard that connects to the main living areas, and provides a roof deck.

A wall dividing the kitchen and dining room was removed and a new island provides formal definition to the newly opened spaces. Three new retaining walls allow for new exterior areas accessible from both levels of the house.

Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.