The owners of this two bedroom 1940’s bungalow outgrew their home with the addition of their second child. The family needed a space that would allow them to spend quality time together while Dad prepares meals in the kitchen.
The couple also wanted a space of their own that included a master bedroom and bathroom. Liska Architects fit all of their needs into the very limited backyard space with this 480 sq. ft. addition plus provided additional space to house her growing bookbinding business in the full basement below. The couple wanted a space that was full of light and felt bigger than the small footprint would allow. The use of techniques such as light shelves to allow light to penetrate farther into the interior and sloping ceilings with transoms that carry the eye beyond the room limits create an environment that is bright and comfortable while reducing their energy usage.