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Carmel Woods Addition
Two-Story Backyard Addition
The clients lived in the original 2-bedroom/1-bathroom house for several years before initiating this project. During that time, they converted the detached 2-car garage into a backyard art studio, installed a beautiful new kitchen and bathroom and converted one of the bedrooms into a new dinning room. Now they wanted a new master bedroom/master bathroom suite to replace their lost bedroom.

Building a one-story addition towards the back of the existing house was the logical solution. Unfortunately, zoning analysis revealed this solution exceeded the allowable building site-coverage for the property. Consequently, we decided to demolish the freestanding art studio and construct a new art studio beneath the proposed master bedroom addition.

Fortunately, the property is lower at the back, putting the floor of the new art studio just slightly below existing grade and allowing for the installation of several full-height windows along the east- and south-facing sides.

An attractive stair, open to the ground floor art studio, conveniently and efficiently connects to upper level living areas and to the backyard, via an intermediate landing. New gas fireplaces were installed in the master bedroom and art studio. Radiant floor heating was installed in the master bathroom.

From the exterior, the new addition is seamlessly integrated into the existing house. Finally, the interior dining room and new passageways where lined with shelving and open cabinets to accommodate the client’s wonderful art collection. The clients, needless to say, are quite happy with the results.
Carmel Woods Dining RoomDining Room
Carmel Woods Master BedroomMaster Bedroom