With the birth of the homeowners’ second child, their two-bedroom one-bath arts & crafts cottage had become too small. A master bedroom suite was needed. As part of an earlier kitchen renovation, Comfort Architecture had opened up the ceiling and stair to the attic where there was space, but the headroom was too low. By removing a portion of the roof and inserting a shingle style addition, Comfort Architecture was able to provide a master bedroom suite, complete with clerestory windows to drench the master bathroom with daylight.
Removing an existing ceiling resulted in a dramatic soaring space that opened up the kitchen. The custom painted finish and stenciled lettering on the walls were created by the homeowner, a graphic designer.
Removal of an existing upper level shed-roof dormer and replacement with a new shingle-clad addition allowed previously underutilized attic space to become a cozy master bedroom suite that better blends with the styling of the original house.