This 1918 American Bungalow home began as a simple renovation to the front door entry, a replacement mechanical system, and new timber and glass arbors for rain protection without sacrificing the natural light that was tempered by two ancient heritage live oaks in the back yard.
With great passion and love for the past architectural style the owner and architect embraced the arts and crafts movement, with an eye on the future, to satisfy the simple project program that addressed contemporary lifestyle demands.
The project program evolved with additional scope that required a beloved Sears board and batten garage be partially rebuilt for a new home office/studio. Careful study of historical precedent and budget demands resulted in an interior hardi-plank composition warmed with cypress wood battens, and collar ties, and finished with Tung Oil. These elements harked back to the arts and crafts roots of the original home.
Near completion of the garage/office phase, one of the two ancient oaks was toppled by an intense storm, falling and destroying an existing storage shed. Rebuilding efforts created a unique opportunity to start a new fresh modern carport/storage structure that would also serve a dual use as a pavilion for gardening and entertainment. With the knowledge gained from careful study of the arts and crafts influences, a modern wooden structure with Asian influences that inspired this American style spawned a light and airy structure that completed this journey of discovery and craft
The two gabled portal structures define an axis and pathway that marks the evolutionary process of the architectural details. The gracious gable roof replaced the shade of the lost heritage oak and the light emitted from the storage rooms enlighten all the fleeting beauty of nature and mankind that is embraced in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Sustainable design elements include: