Photographer’s Studio Addition
Howard is a photographer who needed space at home for his work and wanted to include a “Japanese” aesthetic in an addition. The property drops off at the edge of the existing home so the only solution was to remove a portion of the roof and build upward. This presented challenges but also opportunity; the second story porch uses the dramatic site while its exposed structure gave me an opportunity to work toward Howard’s aesthetic. Roofs are a powerful defining shape and here were an opportunity to complete the request for a Japanese-styled architectural addition.
The second-story addition and renovations below were an opportunity to bring this wing of the house up to better-than-code specifications for insulation and (shell-tightening). It’s always wise to identify and (fix existing problems) in structures that should be corrected as you add-on an addition.