Mike Connell
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Mike Connell contemporary-exterior

Mike Connell

This home was designed and built by the architect and his wife for their own weekend retreat. The breezeway separates the main part of the house from the guest suite, and serves as an outdoor living and dining room most of the year.

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January 21, 2015
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Mike Connell
Thanks for the comments. It is an actual skylight, single-glazed glass. A bit more expensive to install than a sheet of glass or plexi, but worth it in the end. We considered leaving it open, but the skylight provides protection during rainy days, so that the outdoor room can be used at any time.
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May 17, 2014
lticheno wrote:
What does rest of house look like?
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Mike Connell
The Cotati house is a California farm house with a contemporary twist. There are a half dozen more photos of it, both interior and exterior, in the project section of this site.
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where is the project section?
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Josh McCullar, AIA added this to Great Compositions: The Dogtrot House
Here, the view of that canyon can be enjoyed under an open beam roof with a skylight. The narrow long table extends the eye outward as the lines of the roof structure push downward, converging at a distant point in space.
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: The Modern Dogtrot
The wider the dogtrot stretches, the more it becomes an outdoor room. Skylights brighten the lofty interior of this dogtrot.

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Outdoor dining room.
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this with heat, fans and glass garage doors?
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Decatur dog trot
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"dogtrot" or breezeway becomes a destination, here with skylights (optional: rainbow)
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Outdoor Entertainment Area
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I love the skylights and the exposed framing. Very nice.
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Dog trot!
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The wider the dogtrot stretches, the more it becomes an outdoor room. Skylights brighten the lofty interior of this dogtrot. http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/21985479?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u968&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery18
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Dogtrot porch; board and batten
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Dogtrot: Private, self-contained living quarters are situated at either end of the plan, and the kitchen, dining room and living room open onto the dogtrot.
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Dogtrot space
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This is the width of the table
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Dog trot between bathroom and old bedroom set up
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Dog trot
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Dog trot
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very simple framing, painted
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Use timber on property to make long table.
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Dining area in breezeway
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you should do this for the dock roof
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dog trot
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Skylight in connecting roof lets sunlight in
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Dog trot concept
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Could we make this paint it blue hue then distressed it
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Exposed beams looking like this could be possible for the breezeway, but would require fire retardant treated wood
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long table
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Ceiling design and collar ties
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sky lite, table
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lines of rafters and type of siding
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cool table
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covered breezeway
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mike connell arch. cotati home. dogtrot w/ open breezeway
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I like this table, and skylights
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Outdoor table
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dog trot
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3 boards
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Dogtrot with skylight/vent for fire
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LOVE!!! Don't know where his fits but I need it! Porches?
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at the farm
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perfect table
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dog trot skylight
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Wide breezway
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breezeway b/t main and guest
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Sky lights
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the view of that canyon can be enjoyed under an open beam roof with a skylight. The narrow long table extends the eye outward as the lines of the roof structure push downward, converging at a distant point in space. Notice the rainbow?
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Skylight in breezeway - love that additional light.
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using a breezeway to tie together the 3 cottages - protects from the rain and gives continuity
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flooring ceiling
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Outdoor living space for country home.
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open to trusses
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White board and batten and skylight
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Outside area between kitchen and vaulted living but screened.
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not this high
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Dog trot dining
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sky lights in breezeway
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dog trot view
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Dog trot
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long table
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Dogtrot with guest room on separate side
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long narrow farm table
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Style and Dog Run
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Open middle
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Sun Light's
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Breezeway with skylight.
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cool lighting
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outdoor eating
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central area of dog trot allows for covered porch
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windows in ceiling
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Big, simple, exposed breezeway
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Like the table
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Love the open air feeling
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cool table
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outside room
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dog trot
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Skylight in dog trot
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Harvest table
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I want long table for breezeway
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Roof structure
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Dog trot
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love the skylight in the area
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sky light is a nice feature in the dog trot
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outdoor table
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Table top
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cool breezeway
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narrow table extends eye outward as the lines of the roof structure push downward, converging at a distant point in space - great idea
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long rustic dining table
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Indoor outdoor dining, love the feeling of bringing nature inside.
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Outdoor Dining on back?
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Nice outdoor table
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cool table
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dogtrot house
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Here, the view of that canyon can be enjoyed under an open beam roof with a skylight. The narrow long table extends the eye outward as the lines of the roof structure push downward, converging at a distant point in space.
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dog trot
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modified dogtrot floor plan
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Ceiling rafters
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dogtrot - my favorite
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table and up
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straight through to the mountains
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vacation house
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Texas country or Santa Fe house
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the table
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