Interior renovation of an existing single family residence built in 1933.
The 1500 square foot home was a series of small dark rooms, not ideal for a young family of five that enjoys relaxing together. City zoning requirements prohibited an addition, so this family opted for a re-design with an open feel.
High ceilings create volume, lending a spacious feel to the relatively small home. To add light and maintain privacy on a city block where houses are 3 feet apart, clerestory windows were added. A large sliding glass door and floor to ceiling windows were installed at the rear wall providing light and a visual extension to the deck and backyard. The plan is open. A partial wall conceals the structure of the building and delineates the living, dining and kitchen areas.