Goals for this project were to address necessary changes due to a house fire and develop a plan for an addition to address the client’s lifestyle. The first floor was expanded and remodeled to provide for a gracious dining room, modern kitchen, family room, laundry room and powder room. The second-floor addition provides for a master bedroom suite.
Important to the client was maintaining the character of the Tudor Architecture. This was done by incorporating roof forms which allowed the original house to maintain prominence, matching the existing stucco and trim details and selecting window sizes in proportion to those already existing.
The client wished to expand the house along an existing bearing wall without any exposed beams. This was accomplished - through collaboration with the owner, contractor and structural engineer – by hiding cantilever framing members within the addition to support existing framing.