Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect - 308 Mulberry Lewes

Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect,

Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer © Maxwell MacKenzie,


Pavilions, Sport & Wellness, Landscape, Bar, Residences,



Interior Design, Therese Baron Gurney, ASID Baron Gurney Interiors,

The expansion and restoration of a home in Lewes, Delaware offered Robert M.Gurney FAIA Architect an opportunity to design modern spaces which dialogue with the site's history.

Robert M. Gurney, FAIA Architect - 308 Mulberry Lewes

In the historic centre of Lewes, a small town on the coast of Delaware (USA), Robert M.Gurney FAIA Architect planned a renovation and expansion project for a 19th century home.
The original wooden building was meticulously restored, removing all the superfluous additions made in the 20th century.'The architects did everything they could to avoid any changes to the building's original appearance.
The expansion, requested by the client, involved addition of pavilions on a single floor, built at the back of the original building around the new swimming pool. The exterior of the pavilions is covered with wood, establishing continuity with the home, though the interiors are different. The furniture and finishes are mostly white inside the home, which contains the main entrance hall and four bedrooms. The architects use different materials and colours in the pavilions containing the living area and the spaces serving the swimming pool (bathroom and fitness room), with glass walls permitting ongoing direct communication between inside and outside.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Project: 308 Mulberry
Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID Baron Gurney Interiors
Landscape Designer: South Fork Studio, Landscape Architecture
Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer © Maxwell MacKenzie
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
Images courtesy of Robert M. Gurney FAIA ph Maxwell MacKenzie