From S. Kim on February 22nd, 2010 in Home Additions
On a street of small cottages, these homeowners wanted extra space without overwhelming the neighborhood. Their nearly 3,500-square foot plan was large enough to accommodate the family-to-be, as well as hobbies and entertaining. The build-out proved that space doesn’t have to equal monstrosity. Instead, the addition reflects their personalities and blends perfectly with the surrounding layouts.
The homeowners, a photographer and naturalist, bring their talents to the table, literally. Floral design and unique lighting over the dining table showcase the couple’s overall style — natural and distinctive.
In the kitchen, straightforward cabinets, counter space and stainless steel leave everything to your imagination. Singly, the red tea kettle adds a pop of color. Even stark-white bar stools are left unadorned except for their atypical frame.
Out of doors, the lot features a detached woodshop. The exterior is covered by a traditional gabled roof with a half butterfly roof over the living space. Clapboard siding alongside custom-milled rainscreen siding wrap the outside. Sunlight playing on the outer surfaces floods through the windows, making the home ideal for its art- and nature-loving owners.