A new 900 sf detached second unit and carport is the result of careful
negotiations with the local Planning Department. The new one-bedroom one
bath home and art-studio for the Owner is located behind a pre-existing
craftsman style bungalow. Generous use of glazing brings a wonderful daylit
feeling to the space.
Even though the home is entirely surrounded by other structures, careful
sizing and placement of the windows ensures a remarkable amount of privacy
The high sloped ceilings and exposed structure give the impression
of a much larger home. There is a feeling of volume and spatial complexity
rarely experienced in such a small space.
The Owner, who was involved in constructing the home, created numerous
special finishes and details to complement the design:
The floor tiles are fabricated from stained medium density fiberboard (MDF).
The bathroom lavatory counter is fabricated from acrylic sheet that has been
abraded to give a luminous, translucent feeling.
The wardrobe closet doors are custom made with rice-paper and
wood. The panels
are joined with a beautiful wire tied connection that demonstrates uncompromising
attention to detail.
Ellis A. Schoichet AIA
Raleigh Engineering, Redwood City CA
Calc24, Truckee CA