Parsons Guest House
View of new guest house was taken from Parsons House porch. Studio is attached to an earlier garage, barely visible behind tree. We wanted ample space around the landmark house, and to avoid cluttering the site. This terrace faces Parsons House, and path leads to side entrance.  Inside, opposite French doors, is a tall studio window framing view of mountains.Studio space has vaulted redwood ceiling and decorative rafters.  There is a real masonry Rumford fireplace with tile surround.This is view from studio into bedroom. It has a similiar ceiling.  French doors open to a private terrace, a shady spot in the hot summer months.Roofs of guest house and garage are the same slope and repeat, appearing to telescope from one another.
New guest house was designed to complement historic1910 Parsons House that we relocated and restored.  It is attached to an earlier garage, and forms a courtyard-like space with main house.  Guest house was modeled on an Arts and Crafts era painter's studio with its vaulted ceiling, fireplace and tall north facing window.  Plan includes a separate bedroom, bath and small private terrace in back.