The Bay Area,CA poses unique challenges to its home owners and their housing needs. With limited real estate in desirable neighborhoods many of our clients face the dilemma of how best to add extra square footage without completely losing their yards and open spaces. The effort to integrate growing family needs along with existing real estate is a challenge we at Lean Lens Architects love to rise to!
This creative artist couple with a young family was looking to add a bright well lit studio to their existing 4 bed 2 bath home. Being avid gardeners and outdoor entertainers they fiercely guarded their yard space and decided to ‘build up’ to create it.
To maximize their budget they wanted to stay within portion of the home through the construction phase and wanted us to propose solutions with that in mind.
Careful planning and design choices made early in the planning stages ensured minimal disturbance to their daily lives through the length of the construction.
Here is a sequence of before after pictures to showcase the transformation of this project.