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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“Porch” — Caren Cadieux
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“colonne” — Florence Babin Gill
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“Love the floor to ceiling doors” — Paula Thurman
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“ceiling and side beams” — Isabelle Goodman
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“wenge” — Sabatello Companies
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kitchen design: Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath photo credit: Celia Pearson
“pull out kitchen table island” — miamimartinez
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“Cabinets” — Joolesoo Rad
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“I would like this for a bathroom” — Gina Stone
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“pressed metal sidings” — Jamie Walsh
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“staircase intricasies” — Jamie Walsh
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“Floor, cabinet,warmth” — sharmin14
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photo credit: Morgan Howarth design team: designed in partnership with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
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photo credit: Celia Pearson design team: designed in partnership with Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath
“tile on wall” — Erin Adams
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“Love the wall” — pandajoy
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“Bone white walls, BM” — aubinmoudy
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“beams along wall” — Brian Lebovitz
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“Japanese bedroom” — Mac Harris
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“I LIKE THESE WINDOWS” — Jonn Peter Waxmunski
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“Tight kitchen” — susangoodson
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“Clever idea for a bulk faucet. The rest of it is blah...” — HomePro
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“fur door?” — angelico
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“style of kitchen cabinets” — Tricia Hensley
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“rich wood tones” — dogatthedoor
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“beam detail” — slyvesterhamster
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“Spiral staircase” — robjwill
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“simple metal rail” — oaklandd
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