This modern cabin was designed for the baby boomer generation. The clean contemporary design with open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. An open kitchen has easy access to a view-oriented private back deck and the adjacent vaulted living room has a highly efficient wood burning stove and large windows. The main floor has extra wide doorways and a master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet. The upstairs has two large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and a full bath plus flex space and abundant storage.
We call this design “modern bohemian” because of the eclectic mixture of modern shapes with large arched doorways, claw foot tubs, and Spanish tile work. Most importantly, the house is careful response to site with sun angles and wind as design factors driving the final exterior shape. To learn more about some of the green design decisions incorporated into this house click here.
Bent Tree House
We were contacted to design and build a home on a exceptionally steep lot on Town Mountain. The lot had changed hands a number of times becasue it was so steep that previous owners had trouble finding an affordable design solution. In working with the city, Assembly was able to obtain a variance to move the house slightly closer to the street which enabled us to excavate a modest stepped foundation with large winged retaining walls. To increase square footage we cantilevered the upper floor over the back of the modest foundation to create a 3000 SF modern cabin.
This 1906 farmhouse had the original floor plan which no longer met the needs of the client. Each room was separated by doors and the circulation from one area to the next was disjointed. By removing the back half of the first floor, we were able to open up the existing floor plan while creating a new kitchen, living room, laundry bath, and screen porch. The screen porch is designed to transition into a future bedroom if the homeowner decides to stay in the house until old age. At the end of the photos we included two snap shots of the original kitchen.
This was one of our first full home remodels. Scroll to the end to see photos of the original 1900’s bungalow. We completely gutted the original house and lifted it into the air to enable us to build a ground level underneath. The final design doubled the size of the original house and created a separate Airbnb unit on the new ground level. The home is green built certified and uses a fraction of the energy consumed by the original bungalow that was half the size!