STUDIO WITH GARAGE COMES TO LIFE!

This s the digital rendering of the side of the studio. The garage is below and the stairs on the side lead to an airy studio complete with kitchen and fireplace.

This s the digital rendering of the side of the studio. The garage is below and the stairs on the side lead to an airy studio complete with kitchen and fireplace.

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The foot print is tight in order to save trees.

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This is a forest setting, and the idea was to site it to save as many trees as possible. The project seems tall at first, but when you see it in context, it gets dwarfed by the surrounding trees.

This is a forest setting, and the idea was to site it to save as many trees as possible. The project seems tall at first, but when you see it in context, it gets dwarfed by the surrounding trees.

How a "Massing Model" helps envision a New House

The first step in figuring out a new house, is to block out the rooms and their relationship to the site.

The first step in figuring out a new house, is to block out the rooms and their relationship to the site.

Then from there, the basic shapes can be created in 3D- the black dashed lines are the setbacks required.

Then from there, the basic shapes can be created in 3D- the black dashed lines are the setbacks required.

The site has been surveyed and a model of the site is used in conjunction to further define the spaces.

The site has been surveyed and a model of the site is used in conjunction to further define the spaces.

The next step is to further define the roof planes, the windows, the decks- the model still has not been altered, so that it is clear to see how much of the slope will have to be removed. The upper part of the house sits on top of the ground, while the lower part will require excavation.

The next step is to further define the roof planes, the windows, the decks- the model still has not been altered, so that it is clear to see how much of the slope will have to be removed. The upper part of the house sits on top of the ground, while the lower part will require excavation.

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Together with the floor plans, the shape of the house begins to take place, considering the height restrictions through cross sections of the site and setbacks thru the site plan.

CABIN FOR TWO ON WHIDBEY ISLAND

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This is a model of a proposed 1000 sq. ft. cabin with a wrap around front porch and a detached single car garage. There is an outdoor fireplace to enjoy under the covered side porch. There is an existing Main Residence, so this will act as a guest house for the grand parents to live in, to be closer to their family.

The one car garage has a nice over-hang to keep the garage door from getting water splashed and it connected to the back door by a covered breezeway.

The one car garage has a nice over-hang to keep the garage door from getting water splashed and it connected to the back door by a covered breezeway.

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This is the view that will be seen when driving by the house to the main house. The pop-out afords a bit of extra room for the Master Bathroom to work better.

Detail of the outdoor covered fireplace. This was one element that the clients went back & forth about keeping. It is really nice to have a spot to gather year round to enjoy a fire. The location is very wooded, so there will always be blow-down to burn- why not enjoy it? It will be a magnate for the grand kids to gather around. With my children, our outdoor fireplace was always the spot to gather with friends after dinner- boih in the summer and on rainy winter nights.

Detail of the outdoor covered fireplace. This was one element that the clients went back & forth about keeping. It is really nice to have a spot to gather year round to enjoy a fire. The location is very wooded, so there will always be blow-down to burn- why not enjoy it? It will be a magnate for the grand kids to gather around. With my children, our outdoor fireplace was always the spot to gather with friends after dinner- boih in the summer and on rainy winter nights.