Aaron Bohrer, AIA | Archiscape
The existing house design missed opportunities to include the site’s more sublime qualities. Therefore, this 586 square foot master suite addition incorporates more of the property’s natural features by introducing exterior rooms as the dominant design objective.
To accomplish the design within its budget, this addition leverages existing site grades and property boundaries to create lofty interior ceilings while respecting the home’s existing roof line. A colonnade wall extending into the garden defines the master sitting room as both indoor and outdoor space. The master bathroom includes an alcove for “bathing in nature” with a full height corner window that leverages the site’s intimate character and natural beauty.
The Malaparte house by Italian architect Adalberto Libera, inspired the access to an open-air roof deck for an opportunity to enjoy 270-degree view of the Jemez and Sangre de Christo mountains as an alternative to the heavily treed and more intimate character of the site.
Completed in 2019
586 Gross square feet
Wood frame and TJI roof joists
Metal panel, stucco
Exterior terraces and rooms