This home from the 1970s got a bold new look with contemporary rooflines and interior spaces that deliver a living standard for the new century. The client required a master bedroom and outdoor space that could be accessed from the entry level, but the lot was very steep and a typical deck off the kitchen would have blocked light and views at the lower level bedrooms. To add to the challenge, the small buildable area left little space for a new garage and mudroom.
Applying a creative approach, a two-car garage was added perpendicular to the main house and the existing garage was converted into a master bedroom suite. Concrete piers allow the new porch to pull away from the main house and connect with a bridge-like link, keeping light and openness on the lower level. The refreshed design is a modern “treehouse” with sharp angular rooflines that complement the original 1970s architecture. The much-needed outdoor space has a spectacular view of Lake Roland.