Twin Peaks Residence
We were commissioned to design this comprehensive residential remodel for resale purposes. Therefore the emphasis was on marketability. We improved curb appeal by replacing dilapidated wood shingles with horizontal stained cedar siding, removed some inappropriate traditional elements (a false wood balustrade on the roof and some doric columns that a previous owner had added) and installed a sleek stainless steel and glass canopy over the front door. To increase functionality inside, we added a bedroom downstairs by digging out a crawl space, and relocated the kitchen from a small enclosed room to the large open living area under the loft. We also added a full bathroom upstairs creating two en-suite bedrooms upstairs. Green-inspired elements include new bamboo flooring, Cesarstone counters, and replacement of existing single-glazed aluminum windows throughout the house with dual-glazed, aluminum clad wood frame windows for improved thermal performance. The new two story loft windows have the largest single pieces of glass obtainable, replacing existing windows that had many mullions interruping the view. Automatic blinds were installed on the loft windows, completely concealed within architectural trim.
Completed in 2009.