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This unique remodel and addition is for a one-of-a-kind artist client. The home is comprised of three sections: a 100 year old historic cottage which we renovated and preserved; the middle structure, which was a grim and generic 1990’s ranch; and a new two story “Art Box”. The Art Box is a tall, sunny, versatile loft, with funky windows punched in seemingly random patterns to create surprising and delightful views. It’s fronted by an open air heavy-timber carport, complete with an electric charging station and fully covered in solar panels. We gutted and opened up the existing ranch house, added a new “western storefront” to the front and back, and punched windows to look like artwork when viewed from inside. We re-insulated and added a new high-performance mechanical system, complete with an evacuated tube solar hot water system placed front and center like a piece of functional art. Lastly, we clad the ranch house and the Art box with a rain-screen of beetle kill pine. Be careful if you visit: as the sign in the garden says, “Trespassers will be composted.”

Designed by Rodwin Architecture.