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 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.
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.
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.
Northwest corner of House
The framing is complete and the exterior cladding is underway here.
Zen Room over Bedroom One
This image shows the cantilevered, steel-framed room over the bedroom below.
Dining Room and Living Room
The large opening to the right will allow for tall sliding doors to span the width of the space.
The projrct is under construction and we will be posting weekly updates as we progress. The completion date will be December 14, 2019.
This single story home located in the South Larchmont area in Los Angeles. The project is for a full interior and exterior remodel. When completed, the exterior will be clad with both stucco and horizontal siding and new landscaping. The interior will feature hardwood floors, a master suite with an en suite bathroom and plenty of closet space.
Several interior walls will also be removed to open the floorplan creating more natural daylight and a much large kitchen and dining area.
The new house will also feature a den work area, laundry room and a detached artist studio.
The projected completion date wil be in October 2019.
This plan shows the layout of the house and the yards. The interior will maintain three bedrooms and two bathrooms but now with a improved space for each room and a much larger kitchen which was a priority for this client.
For landscaping, the project will use drought tolerant plant materials. The driveway concrete surface was minimized by using plant materials in the center strip.
KITCHEN VIEW TO DINING ROOM
This is the new kitchen with an exposed beam over the new opening.
The drywall is being finished and we are working on finishes. Paint samples are shown on the wall to find see how the colors change in the space throughout the day. A creamier white was chosen for the walls and cabinetry to allow for soft, reflected light may illuminate the spaces.
This photo shows the dining room view of the new kitchen. The new hardwood doors with glass inlay can be seen to the right and at the back of the kitchen.
This image shows the new kitchen space in the process of framing.
Thi image shows the refurbished living room and fireplace.
SANTA BARBARA STREET
The project has begun costruction. We will post updates weekly on the progress.
The new floorplan shows the new bedrooms with a large bathroom, the expanded master bedroom with en suite bathroom, walk in closet and sliding glass doors.
The kitchen shows a large center island with a pantry for storage.
The interior framing is completed inside. After the foundations and concrete slab floor has been installed, the exterior framing will proceed.
There is a lot of enthusiasm now as move along. This image shows the space inside the kitchen and dining room.
EXISTING / PROPOSED
Located in Orange County, California, this house needs more area inside and a better floorplan. The new design shows a larger kitchen, efficiently located bedrooms with a large living area with space for a piano. Large sliding glass doors in the master bedroom and the living area will allow for natural daylight. There is also a large bedroom over the garage which will now have a vaulted ceiling.
This image shows the proposed addition to the existing house over the existing house. The central area will form the entry to the house.
The new foundations are formed and ready to be poured next week. This new area will be the two bedrooms and the laundry room at the end of the hallway.
The project is under construction and we will be posting weekly updates.
We are adding a second story to this existing, single level home in Pasadena.
EXISTING HOUSE - REAR
This image shows how the previous house looked before demolition. This area will now have large sliding doors and a roof overhang for a large patio cover in the backyard.
This is the front view of the house before much of it was demolished in preparation for the new second story addition.
DEMOLITION PHOTO - REAR
This image shows the current condition of the house after the walls and roof have been removed.
This image also shows the current state of the project. Demolition has been completed now we are working toward excavation around the house for the new foundations to support the new second floor.
The second floor is now apparent and shows a deep, horizontal roofline and black framed windows.
The back of the house is also taking shape. The upper story shows the master suite and roofline, below are the large sliding doors and the large patio cover which will connect the house to the backyard and pool area.
The new stairway with vaulted ceiling.
This is the new stair with a vaulted ceiling. There are many windows and lots of natural light.
The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, a walk in closet and a master bathroom suite.
The three main spaces are coming along. The spaces for the living room, kitchen and family room are shown here.
This image shows the entry living room looking towards the back of the house into the kitchen and family room areas. The natural light is very good good after our renovation.
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.
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 image shows the front of the house, we will be adding an ACEESSORY DWELLING UNIT space to the garage in the back of the property.
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.
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.
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.
This is the front of the existing house on Paloma street in Pasadena. Our work is at the back of the property.
This is our project for an ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT in Pasadena. 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.
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 back of the property where we will be building the new guest house.