Brown House Addition, Plantation, Ca.

by Doug Murray on November 25, 2011

Sebastopol Architect Doug Murray - Brown House Addition, Plantation, Ca - AngleSebastopol Architect Doug Murray - Brown House Addition, Plantation, Ca - Angle



Original Plantation House

Original Plantation House

This is the location of an historic hotel, late 1800’s.
(click to enlarge photo at left).
It is located 4 or 5 miles inland from Coast Hwy 1. There is a winding gravel road from the coast through Kruse Rhododendron State Park. The existing house had been pieced together from an old building plus a more recent addition. The structure did not do justice to its setting. The clients program was for more space for their living quarters. This meant adding to the existing bathrooms, the office, and an addition upstairs for an exercise/ reading/ storage areas. We also ended up adding a new deck off the lower level, and a deck around three sides of the upstairs addition.For the upstairs addition – extending the existing second story roof line and duplicating the existing dormers helped to enhance the historical character of the house.

Before Redesign

Before Redesign

It also fixed the lopsided appearance of the existing house. We also added an upstairs deck that wrapped three sides of the addition, giving the owners a vantage point to view the property, and it provides a private outdoor escape from the busy activities that take place there in the summer.

(On separate drawings from the main house drawings) One of the unique new elements was a circular outdoor shower off the remodeled master bath. The shower is accessed through a glass door in the bathroom. The new shower is a circular concrete wall topped with a steel cor-ten corrugated privacy screen. The cor-ten rusts to act as a self-sealing finish. The rust color of the cor-ten along with the surface corrugations help this structure mirror the color and texture of the of the trunks of the adjacent redwood trees.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: