This diagram shows the roof removed to show the building structure.
We are very excited about the roof on this extraordinary house. The building elevations show how the surface of the undulates over the building to allow light to penetrate the interior space evenly throughout the daytime hours.
ROOF DIAGRAM AND BUILDING CROSS SECTION
This plan diagram shows the relationship and function of the oversized roof. As the surface undulates, opens and closes, the roof mediates the solar exposure throughout the day as the sun changes position in the sky.
The roof is shaped in response to the path of the sun and the requirements of the project. We need to cover the guest house, the two decks and the carport. We decided to design a single roof to do the one job.
This is the front of the existing house on Paloma street in Pasadena. Our work is at the back of the property.
This is the back of the property where we will be building the new guest house.
SITE PLAN AND FLOOR PLAN
The site plan shows the new lap pool and the additional space to the house. There is also a deck and concrete hardscape around the pool and a long planter along the length of the pool.
The floorplan shows a larger kitchen, a removed dividing wall between the existing kitchen and dining room, and a bedroom/work room for the photgrapher client who needs a dim space with long walls for working and displaying work.
There is also a laundry room with washer/dryer and a utility sink as well as pantry space to support the kitchen.
The relocated bathroom at the back of the house supports the pool area too.
The project is to expand the kitchen, bedroom and dining room on the first floor and add a lap pool for the avid swimmer at this two story, spanish - mediterranean styled, home in Venice.
BACK OF HOUSE
This is the area where we will add space to the house. The lower floor will have an expanded kitchen, dining room and bedroom/work space which will access the wood deck and pool area.
The demolition has started at the back of the house. Next is the foundation and the removal of the exterior walls.
SURVEYING THE SITE
In our efforts to maintain the existing mature trees, we will assure that the construction does not interfere with the roots of the trees.
The project arborist is consulted to determine how close we can build to the existing trees in the back of the house. Of course, we do not want to disturb these large these shade trees.
The interior wall between the kitchen and dining room is being removed.
Portions of the interior walls will be removed to build the larger kitchen.
This modest, Spanish-Mission Style home in Eagle Rock, needs a little more space. We have designed the remodel, which shows a larger bedroom and bathroom at the front of the house. We will be using clay tiles and casement windows to match the existing aesthetic of the original house. At the back of the property, we are adding a second floor over the garage for a work studio with a bathroom.
This image shows the front of the house, we will be adding space to the left side of the house.
SITE / FLOORPLANS
This plan shows the location of the bedroom expansion to the existing house and the second floor space to added to the top of the garage.
The second floor studio space in the back is being conceived as a simple, modern extension to the white stucco garage building. These renderings show the four building elevations with the studio addition shown with a sharp, black exterior.
This beautiful home in Pasadena needs some more space. We will be adding a generous master suite with a zen sitting room, expand the kitchen on the first floor and create more natural light throughout the house. We will also be adding a pool and native gardens to the project.
Stay tuned as this house progresses form the design phase into construction.
The site plan shows the new landscape plan, new pool and hardscape. A circular driveway is planned, and many of the mature trees on the site will be preserved.
These drawings show the exterior elevations of the house. The addition to the house is shown in a medium grey color with the same siding materials as the existing, but a variation in the exterior coloring.
The front of this beautiful house will remain largely unchanged after our construction. Although the addition will beat the back of the house, we will also be replacing the doors and windows, the roof and repainting the exterior.
Shows the high roofline and dormer windows.
BACK VIEW (SOUTH)
We are looking at where the additional portion of the house will be constructed. The left side of this house when viewed from this angle shows the area where we will be adding the new kitchen, living and breakfast nook areas, and the master bedroom suite above on the second floor. The consideration at this time is the roofline, which we are considering here.
This Spanish-Mediterranean styled home needs more space. Our work is to add a second floor to this modest home and maintain its charm and street appeal.
This projects entails a renovation for the landscape in the back and front of the house. We will be replacing an existing retaining wall, building a new retaining wall with new steps, paths and plant materials as well as a "living wall" which will use plant materials to cover a retaining wall in the back of the property.
This strategy uses straight paths and walls to create a design with four separate landings and uses a more formal language, pairs of trees at each garden and a pair of concrete steps which connect the upper and lower gardens.
PATIO 1-is the lower patio with colored concrete paving, a curved planter with a site and a rounded tree well to preservce the existing magnolia tree. PATIO 2 is the lower patio behind the house. The bricks are to be removed and replaced in this area with new concrete and a tree well. PATIO 3 (lower garden) is the first of the upper two patio landings.This area has areas for planters and a guardrail at the top of the existing, angled, retaining wall which will be maintained. There is also a pair of trees flanking each side of the garden. The ground surface is flagstone pavers with turf grass between. PATIO 4 is connected by a pair of wide concrete steps. The upper garden ground surface is colored concrete. The borders are planters with native plant materials and a pair of tree wells flanking each side of the garden.
This is the street view of the property. The new landscaping and site walls will greatly improve the quality of spaces at this home.