Seismic Retrofit, Restoration, and Addition

Jeff Alan Gard Architectes
Interior Design: Kara Chowanec
Landscape Architect: Brian Whyte
General Contractor: VABB Builders
Photographer: Vivian Johnson Photography LLC

This full seismic, plumbing, and electrical upgrade includes the creation of a guest apartment at the ground floor and a full restoration of the interior finishes. The kitchen wing and bedroom above is enlarged and is exposed on two sides to the new garden. Collapsing doors and generous cedar & steel awnings extend the threshold of the kitchen into their garden courtyard. The awnings allow the morning sun in but shade the glass from the afternoon sun in the summer. On the top floor a loft and skylights capture a portion of the attic to add a private office to the primary bedroom.

Olson Kitchen
Olson Kitchen
Kitchen from backyard
Dining Room
Bar Nook
Kitchen opens up to backyard
Cantilever Detail
Kitchen Counter Detail