The program for this large addition called for an attached 3-car garage with a 3-BR guest house above and a 4-season pool enclosure behind. The challenge was how to nearly triple the footprint of the original house, while leaving a trace of its original character.
The 2 most prominent architectural features of the original 3-story house date from its construction in 1907:
The gambrel roofline - framed with heavy molding to articulate the front facade into separate sections.
The wrap-around porch - to provide a continuous perimeter threshold between public & private, indoor & outdoor.
The new design takes these 2 elements and extends them across the new massing. By re-applying the original design intent onto an augmented massing, the objective is not to imitate or reproduce past forms - instead, it is to create novel features on an overall massing that is stylistically rooted in both old and new.
Area: 4,900 SF
Project Team: I. Kanda, S. Chun