craftsman teahouse

This renovation and addition to a 1920’s era bungalow is the story of the stewardship of an existing resource from a state of aging into a “second life,” blending tradition and modernity in form and detail.

Sagging structural elements and a cascade of subsequent incremental failures such as leaking window heads and walls out-of-plumb necessitated the removal of the roof and second floor. Although doubling the square footage of the house, the goal was to avoid “mansionization” and preserve the original intimate character of the house. A garden addition and new second floor were configured under a new form-hugging roof that kept the original bungalow character, yet blended with the asian-modern sensibility that guided the design.

The front of the house preserves the bungalow character while hinting at the modern transformation on the garden side. A series of cross axes from front to rear provides a gradual transition from the cozy original living room to the light-filled and expansive garden rooms. The kitchen, an integral part of the garden rooms, connects to dining, veranda, and a screened porch, all of which overlook a terraced garden. Sky-lit upper floor rooms are tucked under the roof in front and open onto an airy balcony in the rear.

Sustainable design strategies included the reuse of the house as an existing resource; use of salvaged forest products and recycled roofing; careful choices about shading, orientation, and daylighting; high-efficiency lighting and hvac systems; and attention to indoor air and water quality.
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“Dormers, porch” — inkgrl
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“basement post” — seamanj
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“Color” — lopesstanley
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“Earh green tones w/dark trim. Very sharp. would look good w/the brick we have on the house” — bricker04
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“Display / overlay” — Matthew Jahns
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“Love private "little areas"” — ldecatorsmith
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“for pool area” — dsoscs
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“style vitrages” — eauterrefeu
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“patio doors” — seamanj
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“Fireplace back” — lopesstanley
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“Windows” — apamperin
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“Ceiling” — Chemel Neme
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“Hood” — Laura Byrne
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“Hidden extractor by trim Unique gas range design” — clarahardin
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“love this” — Engred Peters
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“Footed cabinetry” — amyzusman
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“love the sink and the whole picture is awesome” — mjkjrobinson
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“door trim” — preciosa2
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“staircase intricasies” — Jamie Walsh
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“Guest house” — tamaramiller
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photo credit: Morgan Howarth design team: designed in partnership with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
“nice colors?” — mehull
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photo credit: Celia Pearson design team: designed in partnership with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
“Teahouse Bath 1” — ArcVision Inc
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“Shower shave mirror combination” — Melcor Homes
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“meditation” — djmutter
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“Nice” — gt687
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“Craftsman teahouse” — zombeth
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“I can just imagine cracking open these rows of windows.” — nrschum94
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“Love the drama of the dark wood, red chairs and thick fuzzy irregular white carpet along with the li” — fortrann77
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“nice, a little dark though” — tszczesniak
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“hinged doors” — lindawm
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photo credit: Celia Pearson kitchen design: Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
“Clever idea for a bulk faucet. The rest of it is blah...” — HomePro
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“fur door?” — angelico
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“simple cabinet door” — cherieman
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“mahogany tongue and groove” — clautice
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“beam detail” — slyvesterhamster
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“Stairs to lower level.” — bapsap
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“simple metal rail” — oaklandd
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