The goal of this project was to build a new home that was inspired by the original structure it replaced. The result was a state-of-the-art smart home that is encased by a traditional Norman style facade. The plan was to expand the living space by adding a large living room, a library and a guesthouse at the first floor, and a master suite and private library at the second floor.
The driving force of this project was in the details. Custom wood paneling and cabinets cover this home’s new library. Authentic woodworking with exposed stained wood compliment this tudor home’s natural slate roof. An all stone living room fireplace was inspired by the Macbook Air design. A fully equipped, half-sunken gym provides the unique feature of natural light to the users experience. Cathedral ceilings in the living room allow for a private second floor bridge, that overlooks the room below, to connect to the master bedroom. This provides the master suite with a total sense of seclusion from the rest of the residence. An arched breezeway was ingrained into the front facade to provide a grander scale to the whole property. Another unique feature to this home was the usage of a hydronic heating system that was installed throughout the floors of the home.
Structural Engineer: Mike Mahmoudian & Associates, Inc