Airplane Bungalow
For almost 80 years this was a one story bungalow along a street of mostly two story houses.  Our second floor addition continued existing details and was scaled to not overpower original house.New second floor is inboard of first floor walls.  Redwood 36" barn shingles match existing.  We also restored original rolled roofing, integral gutters and rafter tails on lower roof. Structural loads for  inset second floor were carried by beams to posts concealed in first floor walls.  Interior reveals no sign of added supports.This is view from entry looking past new stair to solarium and backyard.  There are skylights in stairwell that bring light and ventilation into the center of the house. New stairwell leads to master suite, past a small study on the bridge.  Translucent art glass windows and stenciled frieze have a ginko motif.  They were designed by artists Ed and Debrah Pinson for the project.This view from solarium looks back to front door.  Long vista makes the house seem much larger than it is. Since this space was originally outdoors we kept shingle walls and roof overhangs.  Commercial greenhouse components form roof and back wall.
This 1910 bungalow became a two story house with the addition of a new master suite.  Our design models a familiar type of period, the airplane bungalow, thought to resemble a cockpit over its wings.  U-shaped floor plan created an outdoor terrace. Owners decided to enclose this space for year-around use as a solarium.  We left original form and exterior finishes inside so it would be clear what happened.