WORKS IN PROGRESS
Old World, Reimagined
situated on what was once the site of a newport mansion, a new home is taking shape with an ode to the past in finishes and architectural design.
while digging for the foundation, crews discovered historic remnants of a mansion that once called this ocean view location its' home. the stonework found, will find a place among the masonry and brick exterior of the new home once complete.
the design is a different take for a. tesa, one with slate roof, reclaimed brick siding and european style iron windows.
renovation in the point
The point neighborhood of newport is one of the oldest in the small seaside city. homes are historic, beautifully maintained and cozy.
located only 2 blocks from the water, this home was originally a 1970's style ranch, broken up many times over the years for tenants, or office space.
a. tesa was brought in to turn this somewhat of an eyesore into a beautiful piece within the neighborhood.
now, a beautiful two story home with the original foundation adds a piece of character to the neighborhood without overstepping its footprint.
This custom A. Tesa Design is situated perfectly to take in 180 degree harbor views off the island of jamestown, rhode island.
the interior makes way for large open living, with a kitchen, living room and foyer all open to the views. unique windows provide visual interest on all sides of this home, framing its stunning views.
ensuite baths create a feeling of luxury no matter what bedroom you stay in the house.
A STUDIO WITH A VIEW
A family home passed down through generations has seen its fair share of memories made overlooking Sachuest Beach in Rhode Island. With the vision of Alec Tesa, the newest generation has transformed the property into a modern home with ease of access for many years to come. It boasts perhaps the best views of Sachuest Point from almost all rooms of the house. A first floor master made way for a large art studio on the second floor. A contrast of black windows and light grey cedar shingles on the exterior create a bold facade.
AN OCEAN VIEW
A QUIET BEACH COMMUNITY, FILLED WITH HISTORY AND CLASSIC NEW ENGLAND COASTAL ARCHITECTURE HAS A NEW NEIGHBOR. SITUATED WITHIN WATCH HILL, OVERLOOKING THE ATLANTIC IS A. TESA ARCHITECTURE'S NEWEST ADDITION.
THE HOME SITS ELEVATED ON ITS LOT TO MAKE WAY FOR NEARLY 180 DEGREE VIEWS OF THE BEACH. SYMMETRY IS AT ITS FINEST WITH A CIRCULAR WINDOW THROWN INTO THE MIX FOR CONTRAST AND INDIVIDUALITY. THIS GEM IS RIVALING SOME OF OUR FAVORITES, AND IS SURE TO RIVAL ITS GRAND HISTORIC NEIGHBORS.
ONE MAY GUESS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS HOME AS IT BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE, AND IT MAY RIVAL ITS PREDECESSOR IN ARCHITECTURE ONCE COMPLETE!
A VIEW AS BREATHTAKING FROM THE FRONT DOOR, TO THE TWO STORY STAIRCASE SHADOWING THE FOYER, AND CLUBHOUSE ROOF DECK.
THE INTERIOR IS BALANCED BY CIRCULAR ROOMS WITH CURVED BEAMS TO ALLOW FOR A VAULTED CEILING. THE INSTALLATION ALONE IS IMPRESSIVE.
A STARK CONTRAST TO A LIGHT SHADE OF PAINTED SHINGLES WITH A NATURAL CEDAR SHINGLE ROOF DRAWS THE EYE TO THE TRUE BEAUTY OF THIS HOME - ITS ROOF. ONCE FAMOUSLY REFERRED TO AS, A HAT FOR YOUR HOME, THE ROOF HAS METICULOUS DETAIL IN ITS CURVATURE, FLARE, AND DIAMOND PEAKS.
AN INTERIOR WITH CAREFULLY CARVED CURVATURE INCORPORATED INTO THE CEILING TO MIRROR ITS GRADE ROOF LINE ARE A SIGHT TO BE SEEN.
NESTLED WITHIN A HISTORIC BEACH COMMUNITY IN WHICH CHARACTER IS MORE COMMONLY SEEN AMONG THE HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE, THIS NEW CONSTRUCTION IS EYE CATCHING AMIDST ITS NEIGHBORS.
BRICK & SLATE
A NOTABLE CLIFF WALK VIEW OF THE OCEAN FRONT FACADE OF THIS HOME HAS SPARKED A COLOSSAL RENOVATION.
THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE HAS BEEN REINFORCED TO PROVIDE STRUCTURAL STABILITY, WHILE ALLOWING THE INTERIORS TO BE RE-SHAPED FOR A TRANSITIONAL LIFESTYLE.
A GRAND BALLROOM IS FRAMED WITH NEW WINDOWS IN THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTURAL STYLE. THE BRICK HAS BEEN SALVAGED IN SELECT LOCATIONS, AS WELL AS THE BEAUTIFULLY AGED SLATE ROOF.
THE GABLED SHINGLE
TWIN GABLES MAKE WAY FOR A SPRAWLING FRONT AND REAR PORCH IN THIS BREEZY HILLTOP HOME. SET BACK FROM THE OCEAN FRONT, IT’S BREEZES TRAVEL NEVERTHELESS TO THIS HOME'S OPEN PORCHES AND SOON TO BE LUSH LANDSCAPED GROUNDS.
AN INTERIOR UNDERWAY WITH DEEP COFFERED CEILINGS, A TWO STORY OPEN STAIRCASE AND SUNNY WINDOW SEATS ARE SURE TO ACCOMMODATE ANY VISITOR.
ABUTTING AN EQUESTRIAN FARM, ONE MIGHT THINK THIS HOME IS ORIGINAL TO THE PROPERTY ONCE COMPLETE!
THE WINDOW POP
IN A HOME THAT COMMANDS A RESPECT OF MODERNISM IN ITS FINISHES, THIS IS THE MODERN TWIST ON CLASSIC SHINGLE ARCHITECTURE. SIMPLY THE USE OF SHINGLES DOES NOT QUALIFY A HOME TO BE IN THE STYLE, RATHER THE DYNAMIC ROOF LINES, MULTIPLE WINDOW SIZES AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
BLACK WINDOW TRIM, IN CONTRAST WITH A COPPER ENTRY AWNING COMPLIMENTS A NAUTICAL YET MODERN CABLE RAIL.
THE MAIN LIVING SPACES ARE SITUATED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OCEAN VIEWS, NOT TO MENTION THE BREEZE.
A HOME IN AN INTERESTING LOT TO SAY THE LEAST, HOWEVER ONCE COMPLETE THE VIEWS MAY BE THE BEST ON EASTON’S POINT.
A MASTER BEDROOM SUITE DESIGNED TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE HEIGHT IS SURE TO BE A RELAXING OASIS FOR ITS INHABITANTS AND VISITORS.
WHILE TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION, THE EVOLVING NEIGHBORHOOD, PRINCIPLE ARCHITECT A. TESA HAS CAREFULLY SITUATED THIS HOME ON A LOT TO PRESERVE VIEW CORRIDORS FOR ITS SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS.
WE MUST SHARE IN THE BEAUTY OF NATURE TO FULLY ENJOY IT, AND THIS HOME IS A SOLUTION FOR OWNER AND NEIGHBOR TO MAXIMIZE VIEW AND OCEAN AIR.
A renovation that began with a turn of the century Newport family home, clad in characteristics of that era. From floor plan, to stained glass windows, this home was heavily broken up into compartment type rooms, with little natural light.
A. Tesa took the vision of the home owners for an open plan, bright downtown Newport home and turned it into reality. Walls removed, structural beams in their place, and a sliding glass wall of windows in the rear achieved what they were hoping for. It is worth a mention, these homeowners have done every bit of the work themselves, and created an incredible home while keeping some historical characteristics intact - see chalk board wall!