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.
This image shows the additional space to the house with the new kitchen, laundry room and pantry.
The new kitchen is almost completed. The center island shows the new stovetop. The vintage stove is shown to the right.
This image shows the new kitchen island and counter at the large windows. The original hardwood floor was preserved, refurbished and the new addition uses new hardwood flooring to match.
The project uses four large black, geometric pendant lights, combined with recessed ceiling lights to illuminate the space.
Black finishes are used though the project including the door handles and hinges.
This image shows the end of the custom made island. The custom air vent is shown at the lower edge of the cabinet panel.
This is the mid century stove which was existing in the house when it was purchased. The clients could not part with it.
The vintage combination stove/ griddle/oven appliance was professionally restored and designed into the new kitchen to reside in it’s own space.
VINTAGE STOVE DETAIL
This is the working clock and timer on the restored, vintage stove.
VINTAGE STOVE DETAIL
Knobs at front of the vintage stove.
VINTAGE STOVE DETAIL
Burners at the vintage stove.
This image shows the new shower using black plumbing fixtures and marble tile.
The exterior siding and lighting has been installed. The white paint has been applied and the final roofing material is being finished.
This image shows the addition at the back during construction.
The demolition has started at the back of the house. Next is the foundation and the removal of the exterior walls.
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 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.
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.
Portions of the interior walls will be removed to build the larger kitchen.
The interior wall between the kitchen and dining room is being removed.
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.
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.
ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT - SECOND FLOOR
The second floor studio space is designated as an ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT, located atop the existing garage in the back of the property it 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 is the first step of the ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT or “ADU”. The project will add a second floor to this existing 2-car detached garage in Eagle Rock. All of the exterior walls will be maintained, then new framing will be installed to support the new second story with a kitchen and bathroom.
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.
CONSTRUCTION PHOTO - DEMOLITION AND CONCRETE FORMING
The back of the house and interior plaster has been demolished and the formwork for the basement has been installed for the concrete walls and foundations.
CONSTRUCTION PHOTO - DEMOLITION
This image shows the one of the exterior walls which will be maintained for the project. All existing walls will be reinforced with new structural framing but will be maintained for historic preservation purposes.
CONSTRUCTION PHOTO - CONCRETE FORMWORK
This is the formwork for the expanded basement at the back of the house.
CONSTRUCTION PHOTO - GARAGE DEMOLITION
This is one of the remaining walls which will be maintained and reinforced during the process of the project. The garage is being rebuilt and a second story will be installed by lowering the floor of the garage to allow for more space in side the existing garage.
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.