Connected Modern

Connected Modern: Expanding flexibly

This one story, mid-century modern gem was loaded with charm but, at 865 square feet, shy on space. The client sought of a method for expanding towards the street that would grow the usable space while retaining the character of the period design.

Street view showing new front addition and carport

What started as a study to provide an in-law suite with separate entrance soon became a design for an addition that would flexibly serve as in-law suite now and later a master bedroom suite or even family room. Rooms were sized and walls were located to accommodate multiple uses. Careful consideration was given for privacy and in wall plumbing allowed for ease of future alteration. A new angled carport and revised front entry maintained the mid-century look of the home while lending a refreshed and improved identity with crisp new construction. The addition roughly doubled the usable area while carefully maintaining both the street visible scale and proportions of the original home.

Side view of new entry at original house/joint between existing and new