An addition blends in under a simple roofline extension to meet as-of-right zoning requirements from the street, while a new bedroom wing and quiet retreat unfolds to welcome leafy bay views.
The existing house sits on a gently sloped lot with sweeping bay views. With a growing family, the clients needed another bedroom.
The goal was to create a generously sized new master suite, taking advantage of views, and providing a quiet retreat in the home.
The wraparound deck proposal, developed in collaboration with the landscape architect offers both separation and connection to the primary outdoor area.
A challenge was the extremely poor soil on site – full of clay and within a landslide area. This required a particularly robust foundation. Additionally, the design objective was to have a light and airy connection to the leafy views out back, removing as much structure as possible from the end wall of the proposal. Creative collaboration with the structural engineer resulted in achieving this with an all-wood system, and no need for a more expensive steel alternative.
Small shear walls are seamlessly integrated with the plan.
On one side, the vertical bays become a bench, media center, and desk, tied together with the simple horizontals of white oak built-ins.
On the other, the bays function as a linear walk through closet system, separated from the bedroom by a wood screen. The screen is in conversation with a trellis on the exterior that wraps the underside of the cantilevered roof while providing privacy from the neighboring yard.
The structural bays are also expressed by window locations. The sills descend gently following the slope of the yard. Meanwhile, we were able to extend the roof to cantilever over the deck without an increase in the depth of the structure, providing a clean detail, and an unobstructed sightline and path of travel.