To accomplish this, we kept the façade and envelope of the existing structure and added a contemporary, but unobtrusive, addition – a narrow, ten-foot-wide wing that contains a garage, bedroom suite, and two studies. We cut away the roof and upper floor in the center of the house to create a central light core that washes a stone wall and illuminates the kitchen and living room. Additionally, the second floor office is open to the study below. Two-story high bookshelves connect the stacked work spaces and are flanked by a double-height window wall. These windows and two oversized sliding doors create a strong connection to the backyard.
Photos by Paul Dyer: http://www.dyerphoto.com/
Many thanks to Camille and Jonathan at feldman ARCHITECTURE, Inc for the text and images!