Taylored Architecture, with an accomplished team led by the firm’s principal, Jonathan Taylor, won a design competition for the Thousand Island Park’s new Commercial Block, including its iconic "Guzzle" building. New exterior amenities for the Guzzle building include a covered dining area, ice cream window, and second-story wraparound porch. In tribute to the most recent commercial block building, our firm’s design for the new Guzzle building incorporates the readily identifiable “Guzzle” corner entrance, high windows, doors with transoms, and an awning. Interior finishes, tables, chairs, and lighting were also selected by the firm. We were honored to be a part of this iconic project. Project built by Con Tech Building Systems, Inc. Aerial photo by Feather in Flight Productions. Photos by Eric Salsbery. For more, visit Rebuild the Guzzle!
We were asked to design a commercial studio in a marine setting. It was important to maximize views of the St. Lawrence River and create spaces with borrowed light and indoor/outdoor capabilities. The building is set on piers to elevate the structure to the highest elevation possible, maximizing views, while still providing for ADA accessibility.
Taylored Architecture was asked to create the designs for five townhouses to be built in a marine development district in Clayton, NY. The clients requested a more traditional design from the Village streetscape with a more contemporary facade from the water and contemporary interior spaces. The townhouses were therefore situated parallel to the Village street to align with the typical structures of the community. The waterfront facades are angled toward the Equinox sunset to maximize River views and privacy. The townhouses are also designed to be in keeping with historic marine-industrial buildings that once occupied the site. The townhouses are each approximately 1,500 square feet, and include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a loft, two stall garages, and open living spaces with high ceilings.
Taylored Architecture was asked to aid in the planning and permitting process for the conversion of the first floor of the Historic Captain Simon Johnston House into a restaurant. The program also called for the design of a new outdoor dining pavilion and landscape plan for multiple secluded dining terraces in the existing landscape around the building. The interior of the building is to remain as "untouched" as possible while still meeting the requirements for building code. The outdoor dining pavilion was sited so that it does not interfere with the street views of the historic house, while taking it's design cues from the detailing of the Johnston House. The curved diagonal bracing on the pavilion echo the archways of the entry to the Johnston House and the pagoda style roof is designed to match that of the Johnston House as well.