Renovation of and addition to a small two-story home on a tiny lot. Transform the 116-year-old structure into a contemporary home. (Renovations: 1104 sq. ft., Additions: 509 sq. ft.)
Because of the small lot and zoning restrictions, it made sense to add up instead of out. This strategy also gave us the opportunity to create a little outdoor living space and maintain a bit of a buffer between the home and its neighbors.
Even though the client was hoping for a T.V. room and larger dining area on the first floor, we did the best we could with the 560 square feet of space available by creating a simple open-plan for daily living & entertaining. The powder room has the added function of being a shower and is accessible from the semi-enclosed part of the deck.
On the second floor, the larger bedroom also serves as a T.V. room with a convertible sofa for guests. We inserted a small work space “ library” which also functions as a buffer between the 2 bedrooms. The all-new third floor contains the owner’s suite with a high ceiling above the sleeping area and skylights for stargazing. There is a laundry chute in the bathroom down to the second floor bathroom/laundry.
The public and private levels of the home are expressed on the exterior with the bedroom portion of the owner’s suite high-lighted with volume and texture.