After initially studying a design for a new home on a suburban lot, the clients decided to stay in their existing home. The project involved removing a poorly built first floor garage and bedroom and replacing it with an addition to provide for a new family room, kitchen, sunroom, bathroom and two bedrooms. A two-car garage was built into the sloped site using exposed concrete retaining walls.
The clients had three objectives beyond satisfying space needs: Change the image of their home to more contemporary; Preserve the existing gardens; And improve energy performance.
To accomplish these objectives the following were developed: The original shape of the home was retained but the siding and windows were replaced in a cleaner form; A bold roof form was introduced; The addition was placed where construction was removed; And the incorporation of a new wall and roof insulation, sun shades and an upgraded HVAC system.