Large expansive additions have become the norm, but, this particular client resisted the temptation. They were quite content with the size of their modest home. Their primary goals were to enhance existing ground floor living spaces, create a new indoor/outdoor entertainment area, enlarge the master suite, and update the overall exterior appearance.
The modest rear addition breaks out of its original "Rancher" mold and enhances the new ground floor open-plan living area with wrap-around floor to ceiling glass.
The cubist form is a composition of layered planes which negotiate between the differing space needs of the ground and second floors.
Both new and existing exteriors are subtly blended together with a consistent pallet of neutral colored materials. The original red brick is covered with a grey masonry stain. The same brick is used selectively in the addition. Dark siding, trim and window frames are used throughout to integrate the composition and establish a clean new modernized exterior.Before