Guest quarters for a big house on the Concord River, this project enlarges former studio space over a four-bay garage into a new four bedroom ‘outpost’.
On the ground floor, both pre-existing eight- and twelve-foot tall halves of the former scheme remain in-place, as do the structural bones of two faceted ‘beaks’. The complex former roof was removed for its limited use of available floor area. Now, a single long shed unifies the high East side of the house and its small private individual spaces, with the wide-open shared space of the lower West Side. Aligned with the stair-tower extruded from a former beak, a childrens’ loft-library and two-sided fireplace conduct the East-West interface.