Striated wood paneling and new skylights give light and dimension to the renovated entryway.
“By removing a few interior walls, reconfiguring a couple of others and opening up the kitchen/living/dining areas, we were left with a wonderfully livable floor plan with a great balance of public and private space,” says Southerland. A large, open galley style kitchen and mirrored planes of wall paneling visually expand the home’s interior perspective.
“The rear yard, given the property’s limited size, presented more of a conundrum,” says Southerland. “We came up with the idea of using the roof of the garage as a roof deck to add useable area to the rear.” Taking advantage of the gently sloped site, he built a series of terraced bleacher-style seating above and around the detached garage, doubling its roof as an additional terrace, and effectively bridging the backyard space into one multi-level whole.
A view of the completed renovation; from the street, the open amphitheater-style courtyard appears as a simple wooden addition, privately tucked away. Wood slats, exterior cladding, and the new trellis all combine to form a linear motif.