el cerrito 2
Design fall of 2010
Construction early 2011
Existing house: 1064 sq. ft.
Existing + addition: 1,624 sq. ft.
Existing Garage: 265 sq. ft.
Existng + Addition:363 sq. ft.
The owners, a sculptor, a painter, and their 3 children, wished to expand the existing 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house and convert the garage for use as a sculpture studio. The expansion adds 2 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry center and breakfast room; the garage is enlarged and has new windows, doors and a higher ceiling.
The owners preferred the addition be of modern expression with a simple roof form. The proposed design responds with a shed roofed volume connected to the existing house by a small portion of new space covered by a gable roof.
The new bedrooms have access to the rear yard via a new covered porch constructed of redwood and translucent polycarbonate sheathing. A covered parking area, which also serves as an outdoor work space, is added to the north side of the house.
Designed as a single family home, this house can easily be reconfigured for an adult child living at home, live in care taker or other circumstances which may arise.
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