Project location: Calabasas California
Scope of work: New 2nd story
Services Required: Architectural Design, Exterior Architectural Design, Structural Engineering, Electrical, Plumbing, Title 24
New addition: 1974 Sq.Ft.
Total area: 5660 Sq.Ft.
Status: HOA approved, City pending
To get access to the second floor we pushed the living room wall out and created a free standing staircase now the stairs serve as a masterpiece and are part of the decoration of the house and not just a structural element.
To satisfy HOA we had to create a semitransparent wall in the deck facing the neighbour’s house. We had to put the bedrooms on one side and the art studio on the other side so this way the studio will have its privacy and direct access to the deck.
The main issue in this design is the roof and how it will look, to get HOAs approval we had to make it as if the house was built like this originally so we just extended the roof line and then created gables in the back so we could have 12’ high ceilings.