We originally started with a completely different, but equally small, design for the house. The client felt it was leaning too modern, so we scrapped it and found ourselves looking at a more classic, craftsman aesthetic that is typical in this neighborhood, as well as the vernacular of fire lookout towers. We took cues of their broad overhangs and panoramic windows. We wanted the home to fit into the context of the neighborhood, without being a replica of any specific style. Scale and attention to detail were especially important when designing the exterior.
The kitchen is small, but well thought-out, only leaving room for necessities. Anything and everything that needed to be stored was measured ahead of time, making sure nothing was left without a place to live.