The cottage is snug against tandem parking and the cedar grove to the west, leaving a generous yard. Careful consideration of window openings between the two houses maintains privacy for each. Weathering steel panels will patina to rich oranges and browns.
Cottage is set to east of site, opening to large yard shared by house. From the upper level living, residents have sunset views. (Note: we also designed the blue DADU across the alley).
The upper level is an open plan large space with living, dining and kitchen. A 3/4 bath is tucked in the SE corner.
Once the planting is completed, the weathered steel will be contrasted against the bamboo stand.
The upper level living room is open, airy and looks over the yard and to the views west.
The second bedroom features a built in queen bed and a peek out to the yard.